Asia Society's Spring Break Highlights Japanese Food, Fun, and Films

HOUSTON, March 15, 2019 — Asia Society welcomed hundreds of Houstonians to celebrate Spring Break by learning about Japan and its spring season over five days of free, family-friendly activities and film screenings.

Throughout the week, families and school groups learned to create different types of origami flowers, draw spring-related Japanese characters, build craft Japanese dolls and school-themed origami, and create carp decorations and samurai helmets. Film screenings included animé classics Lu Over the Wall, Pokémon the First Movie, Oblivion Island – Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Mirai, and Astro Boy.

The highlight of the week was Wednesday, when guests learned to make onigiri (a rice ball snack) and to create bento lunch boxes. Throughout the week, visitors also made sakura (cherry blossoms) to add to a collaborative display.

Special thanks to the Consulate General of Japan in Houston for assisting in programming for this year's Spring Break festivities. 

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About Asia Society Texas Center

With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.

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