The Workhouse will be having a special Japanese Culture day! You can find their full schedule on their website, but I’m including descriptions just for the kid friendly events that will be taking place.
Japanese Art and Culture Day at the Workhouse, April 21, 12-4pm with a tree planting ceremony at 11:30am sponsored by Merrifield Gardens.
The Cherry Tree: Spring, Renewal, Connection, 12pm
The Fascinating World of Ukiyo-e Prints, 1:30pm
Ikebana, the Japanese Art of Flower Arranging, 2pm
Bonsai, The Ancient Japanese Horticultural Art Form, 3pm
Raku Firing Workshop 10-4, spectators welcome. $90 for participants
Japanese Festival BoothPresented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC
Studio W-3, Classroom 1
the Youth Arts Center (W-3) to try Japanese games and origami and to
participate in a kimono fashion show where you get to try them on! Don’t
forget to bring your camera.
Sashiko Surface Design Technique for Today (Participatory), 12-4pm, Gallery W-16 Cafe
Kumihimo, Traditional Japanese Braiding (Demonstration) 12-4pm, Building W-6, Studio 605
Sumi-e Painting (Demonstration)12-2, Building W-5, Studio 514
Contemporary Oil Painting of “Full Cherry Blossom” (Demonstration)11-3, Building W-4, 404
Sumi-e Art Demonstration and Japanese Tea Tasting 12-3:30, Building W-11Darlene Kaplan, Workhouse Associate Artist
Japanese Tea Tasting-1:30PM-3:30PM
will begin by demonstrating Sumi-e is brush painting in the East Asian
manner, using black ink on rice paper (demonstration). Her Sumi-e
demonstration will be followed by a Japanese tea tasting from 1:30
-3:30. Darlene’s tea presentation will cover tea processing, how to
prepare the teas, where they are from, the difference between each tea,
and the many health benefits. Participants will be able to taste the
teas and purchase their favorites to take home (participatory).
Vegetarian Sushi Culinary DemonstrationChef Kathleen Linton, Workhouse Chef Instructor
Building W-10 Classroom
Learn the basics of making sushi rice and rolling sushi (vegetarian sushi only, no fish/meat). This class is fun for all ages.
FILMJapanese Anime Film “5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND”From Director, Writer Makoto Shinkai
Screening of this film is FREE and Sponsored by Crunchyroll
in three interconnected segments, we follow the friendship of Takaki
and Akari at key points in their lives. Beginning as classmates in
primary school, the pair quickly become close friends, but when the
families move away from one another, they struggle to keep their special
bond alive over many years. Their lives apart are tested through cruel
winters, cold technology and the menial obligations of becoming an
adult. Knowing that they may never see each again, Takaki decides to
visit Akari one last time. Five centimeters per second is the speed at
which cherry blossoms fall, and as they fall- two petals once together-
drift to ground, unsure of when or if they will be together again.
Anime, Japan, originally released 2007 in Japan, RATED PG.
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ticket Required: No