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Enjoy Japanese Cultural Arts And Crafts

Author:Tsukuba Information Center, Issue: September 2003, Topic: Events

Ikebana
Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art. The general style is to fill a wide-mouthed, simple vase with water, and place flowers on the kenzan, a plate with a lot of thick needles pointing upwards. Students of the Ikebana Class of the Ibaraki International Association Tsukuba Office will be displaying their works of art in the Tsukuba Information Center. You will be able to have a look at many fascinating arrangements by the students who come from around the world.
Dates: September 13 (Sat.) 10:00 to 16:00
September 14 (Sun.) 10:00 to 15:00

Chanoyu
Chanoyu (the way of tea) is the traditional etiquette of preparing and drinking tea when one has guests. In the tea ceremony, a special powdered tea, different from ordinary Japanese tea, is used. The powdered tea is put into a special teacup, hot water is poured into it, and it is whipped with a bamboo whisk till it foams. Students of Chanoyu Class will offer you this special green tea along with sweets for free.
Date: September 14 (Sun.) 10:00 to 14:00

Origami
Do you know about any traditional games played by Japanese children? Many children used to play "hanetsuki", a kind of badminton, "koma", a spinning top, or "takoage", kite flying on New Year's Day, though they are not as popular nowadays. Other games include "ayatori", a game using a looped string around one's fingers, "otedama", beanbag tossing, and "origami", folded paper. Among them, origami is a simple but very creative activity in which a piece of square paper is folded into various forms, such as animals, boxes, and vehicles. If you have not tried origami yet, why not come along and start with a simple figure? You can take your works home and show them to your family.
Date: September 24 (Wed.) 14:00 to 16:00

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