Friday 12th February - How to tie a ‘Yukata’
Once again, Japanese Club had a wonderful visitor – Chihoko Jones who has been living in the UK for the last 15 years. Originally from Chiba Prefecture in Japan, Chihoko ran our session this week and was able to listen to students introduce themselves in Japanese and then showed us how to tie a ‘Yukata’ (summer Kimono).
Scarlet Berry proved to be an expert at tying an ‘obi’ and the girls looked stunning in their colourful Yukatas.
Chihoko is going to visit us again and we look forward to her sushi-making at one of our next sessions.
Thanks to ‘The Japan Foundation’ for funding our Japanese Club and making it such fun!
Friday 24th February -Oregami and Umeboshi!
Japanese club got creative this week! Our 20 regular attendees threw themselves into creating origami penguins, swans, frogs and hats. Many also found time to create beautiful spring themed postcards which depicted cherry blossom, Mount Fuji, Geisha and more.
‘Umeboshi’ (sour plum) sticks, wasabi rice crackers and green tea were all gratefully consumed whilst heads were down folding, drawing and sticking. We didn’t even have time for Koge Pan!
Thanks to the Japan Foundation for funding our club.
Miss V. Whitlock