The Liberty Place rotunda is currently decorated with cherry blossom flower arrangements made by the Ikebana International members. You can also see a fancy Subaru car with a cute Japanese anime character printed on its body. We’ve set up a table from which you can take some of our organization’s goods such as postcards, magnets, etc. for free.
Today, we arranged some tables there so that we could teach people how to make origami. I had several kids as well as adults stop by my booth, and taught them how to make a cicada, crane, and the like. Honestly, I have never taught origami to anyone before, and one comment stands out in my mind when someone told me it was an interesting experience to make something three-dimensional out of just a mere two-dimensional paper. Surely, it was equally an interesting experience for me as well to teach them how to fold origami and make creases and stuff like that from scratch, especially to teach that in English.
Tomorrow we are going to have kimono dressing demonstrations at the same place. A few lucky people will be dressed up in beautiful traditional outfits on a first come, first served basis. We will also have a calligraphy event on Thursday. I hope you come to visit the rotunda and have a little fun out of your day!