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Spring 2013 CEAS Special Event

Kodomo no Hi: Children's Day Japanese Craft Activity

Sunday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. (to 4:30 p.m.)

In celebration of Children's Day in Japan (May 5th) the UW Center for East Asian Studies will offer a small craft workshop, directing and assisting children to make their own koinobori (fish-shaped streamers similar to windsocks) and kabuto (origami samurai helmets), popular crafts for Japanese children to make on this holiday. 

The activity is free and supplies are provided. It is appropriate for children 4 to 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Art studio classroom, Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Avenue, Madison. Pre-registration is not required.

The activity is offered immediately following UW Cinematheque’s screening of the Studio Ghibli film The Cat Returns, which will be shown at the Chazen at 2:00 p.m. The Cat Returns was directed by Hiroyuki Morita, 2002, 75 min., Japanese with English subtitles. Chazen auditorium. Seating in the film is limited, and prior films in this series have attracted a full house. (608)-263-2246.

Funded in part by generous support from the Japan Foundation



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