Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Japan House Activities at UWF

Saturday, May 21st from 1 to 5pm.

UWF International Center, Building 71

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Light refreshments will be provided. Each session is limited to 15 people. Registrants will need to sign up for each activity and time they intend to participate.

Calligraphy (Shodo) is the Japanese traditional way of writing using a brush (fude) with black ink (sumi) on paper, wood, or fabric. You will learn how to write your name, Kanji, or Hiragana in Japanese on paper with a brush. Shodo is a great way to learn the basic rules and stroke orders of Japanese writings. Hosted by Ms. Tamiko Hayes 1-2 p.m. | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 4-5 p.m.

Join us for a relaxing and fun way to learn and practice origami with origami practitioner, Ms. Yuko Ota. All interested participants are welcome. This is a great chance to practice Japanese conversation, too, if you’re interested. Hosted by Ms. Yuko Ota 1-2 p.m. | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 4-5 p.m.

Experience the traditional art of “Chado” (The Way of Tea) with a group of Chado enthusiasts who meet weekly, and beginners are always welcome. The tea ceremony involves serving and receiving a bowl of tea while striving for the aesthetic grace of predetermined forms in movements. Appreciation of each other – host and guests, utensils such as tea bowls, hanging scrolls, flowers, and nature are enhanced through this practice. Hosted by UWF Chado Study Group 1-2 p.m. | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 4-5 p.m.