Spring Break: Journey through Japan

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Spring Break 2019 sakura photo

Celebrate Spring Break by learning about Japan and its beautiful spring season!

Each day during the week, join us in welcoming spring by participating in a different come-and-go, kid-friendly activity. Learn about the different sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms), create spring-inspired origami, and enjoy daily screenings of fun Japanese anime movies, plus take advantage of FREE admission to our exhibition New Cartographies in its final week.

Admission is free for all activities; Activities begin daily at 12 p.m. Film screenings begin at 2 p.m. Each day's programming concludes when the film screenings end.

Please check back for updates about the film screenings!


Daily Activities

Spring Break 2019 origami

Monday, March 11
Origami Spring Flowers
Learn about and create many different types of origami flowers, including a special technique for Mother's Day.

Spring Break 2019 writing

Tuesday, March 12
Japanese Spring Characters
Learn about and draw spring-related, written Japanese characters.

Spring Break 2019 bento

Wednesday, March 13
Onigiri and Bento
Create and eat Onigiri (rice balls) and Bento lunch boxes for the Ohanami season (cherry blossom viewing). Please note that Bento and Onigiri are samples of Japanese food, not full meals. All children must be accompanied by adults. Not recommended for people with food allergies or food sensitivities.

  • Bento Workshop #1 (12–12:30 p.m.) — Free tickets available at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Limited to 20 participants.
  • Onigiri Workshop (ongoing while supplies last) — Limited to 50 participants.
  • Dream Craft Bento (12–2 p.m.)
  • Bento Workshop #2 (1–1:30 p.m.) — Free tickets available at the front desk on a first come, first serve basis. Limited to 20 participants.
Spring Break 2019 dolls

Thursday, March 14
Doll's Festival
Learn about this traditional Japanese festival while building your own craft Japanese dolls.

Spring Break 2019 children

Friday, March 15
Children's Day
Learn about this traditional Japanese festival while building your own carp (fish) decoration and samurai helmet.


Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Houston.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman


Japan Series Presenting Sponsor

Japan Foundation

 

 

 

 

Japan Outreach Sponsor

Japanese Outreach Initiative

Event Details

Mon 11 Mar 2019 - Fri 15 Mar 2019
12 - 3 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004

713.496.9901

Free and open to the public
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