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Japanese Paper Workshop “Peace and Harmony” by Yasuyo Tanaka
The Children’s Art Carnival presents “Peace and Harmony” – a four part in-person workshop where participants (ages 13+) create peace ornaments using supple and elastic Japanese paper. Participants make their own decorative paper using a Japanese dyeing technique called Itajime shibori, and make folded paper cranes using their own handmade decorative paper. After that, each participant writes a one-word wish for the future on their decorative paper.
Then they connect their wish paper and paper cranes with dyed thread. While producing their works, participants learn the characteristics of Japanese paper, including its history, and meaning. Each student also donates one paper crane to create a big, collective peace ornament.
The story of Sadako Sasaki and the Hiroshima Peace Crane will be introduced to participants.
For Ages: 13+ (adults are welcome to participate)
Dates: February 26 and March 5, 12, 19
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Artist Facilitator: Yasuyo Tanaka, social practice artist and educator