Kids Japanese Festival

The Kids Japanese Festival was held at the Ellen Melville Centre on 22January.

This was the second time the event has been held, and many visitors came along to the free activities for children including Japanese animated film screenings, a Taiko performance and workshop by Haere Mai Taiko group, an origami workshop with Japan Kauri Education Trust, a calligraphy workshop with calligraphy master Rie Shibasaki and a Japanese tea tasting with Japan Tea Goodwill Ambassador Chiwako Hoshina.
This event was a great opportunity for the children and accompanying adults who visited to deepen their understanding of Japan through experiencing various aspects of Japanese culture.