April 15, 2016


Download this year’s Event Guide here (4 pages, 1.5MB).

Time  Type  Details
11:15 – 11:45 Chado by Glenn Sorei Preira, Urasenke Boston Master Glenn Sorei Pereira, Urasenke Boston Tankokai gives a demonstaration of Japanese Tea Ceremony
11:50 – 12:20 Japanese Calligraphy by Michiko Imai, Kaji Aso Studio Experience a demonstration of Japanese Calligraphy of spring
12:25 – 12:55 Matsuri and Mikoshi by Akiko Ono Akiko Ono gives a lecture about festivals, portable shrines and a history of the Sanja Matsuri Festival
1:00 – 1:30 Butsudan by Eirakuya The seven techniques of making Hikone Butsudan
1:35 – 2:05 Insense Workshop by Kiyoko Morita Make a bookmarker with incense
2:10 – 2:35 Furoshiki by Consulate General of Japan in Boston Learn what Furoshiki is and how to use it
2:40 – 3:10 Togei by Prof. Ben Ryterband at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Ceramics Department Ben will be presenting his favorite pieces from Japan’s extensive history of Ceramic art
3:15 – 3:45 JAL Origami Hikoki (airplane making) by Japan Airlines Learn to make paper airplanes with a certificated origami instructor. See how they fly! All participants will receive a mini gift.
3:50 – 4:20 Japanese Calligraphy ~UCHIWA is flat round paper~ by Hiroko Watanabe Try to write the first stroke of Kanji on Uchiwa.  Ms. Watanabe finishes rest of the Kanji. Then arrange your uchiwa with Japanese taste tapes.
4:25 – 4:55 Soroban (Abacus) Try Japanese traditional calculation tool, “ABACUS”
5:00 – 5:20 Bon Odori by Michiko Kurata/ Showa Boston/ Akiko Ono  Listen to a lecture on Bon Odori (dance of the Bon Festival) and then let’s dance together


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