Today’s weather has us thinking indoorsy. Come Sakura Sunday, we’re all hoping for a beautiful day, but regardless of what it’s like outside here are some great activities we’ll be holding indoors on April 13th, including origami, calligraphy, and sending messages to people in areas affected by the 2011 tsunami in northeast Japan.
Origami– Taro’s Origami School
The art of paper folding; many will know of the practice of folding one thousand origami paper cranes which, according to legend, grants the folder a single wish, or perhaps lifelong good luck. Fold anything you can wrap your head (and hands) around! Taught by Taro’s Origami School.
Go– Penn Go Society
Go is often confused for what’s known in the West as Othello or Reversi at first glance, but as enthusiasts or casual players can tell you, the two are quite different. Come learn for the first time, or test your stone-flipping mettle against the Penn Go Society.
Often called “Japanese chess,” Shogi is a traditional game originally brought to Philadelphia in 1860. Learn the moves with the Philadelphia Shogi Club and visiting professional, Madoka Kotao.
Face Painting & Fortune-Telling- Japanese Assocation
Singing & Book Reading- Japanese School
Join in with the Japanese Language School of Philadelphia for read-and-sing-alongs.
Video Messages for Iwate- Fleming-Iwate Friendship Network
Record video messages that go out to people in areas affected by the 2011 earthquake in Japan, organized by the wonderful Fleming-Iwate Friendship Network.
Shiatsu Massage Sampler- International School of Shiatsu
Relax and tone down with Shiatsu massage, a range of techniques involving finger and palm pressure and stretches. Fun fact: Shiatsu is also performed on horses. Provided by the International School of Shiatsu.