Learn about the culture, history, stories and arts of Japan in these monthly, drop-in programs. From May to
October, stop by Shofuso House and Garden for a series of interactive programs for children and families. Free
Tell Me A Story: 11 am — 12 pm
In this story hour for children ages 3 to 5 and parents/guardians, hear traditional folktales as well as those by much-
loved Japanese authors. Each story will be accompanied by a hands-on craft project and movement activity.
|May 6||Momotaro, Peach Boy|
|June 3||The Goblin, the Water Imp and the Thunder God|
|July 1||Take Me Out to the Yakyu|
|August 5||The Tool Ghosts|
|September 2||Little Daruma and Little Daikoku|
|October 7||Nya-On the Kitten|
Hands on Japan: 12 am — 2 pm
Bring your family to experience demonstrations of Japan’s arts and crafts. Try your hand at a new art form every month! Open to visitors of all ages.
|May 6||Koi Nobori Pinwheels|
|June 3||Kimono Dressing and Folded Kimono Crafts|
|July 1||Tanabata Origami Garland|
|August 5||Obon Floating Paper Lanterns|
|September 2||Brush Painting|
|October 7||Japanese Children’s Games|
Manga Meetup 2 pm — 3:30 pm
Love all things manga? This monthly program moderated by local artists is for youth ages 12 to 16. Sketch, hone your skills, share your artwork, and meet new friends in a relaxed, social environment. Basic drawing materials will be provided. Youth can feel free to bring their own. Participants should meet instructor at admission desk.