Saturday, April 17, 2010

Epworth UMC Cultural School

I just wanted to inform that this month our Japanese meeting will be at the Epworth UMC Cultural School.
Below you can find the upcoming events including our Karuta meeting.

I hope to see you there.
Thank you,

Epworth UMC Cultural School
Upcoming Classes
April 2010

Taketombo Sunday April 18th
3:00 - 4:30 PM 1333 SE 28th Ave Portland 97214
Taketombo literally means "bamboo dragonfly." These simple but fun flying toys are surprisingly easy to make with just two pieces of bamboo and a pocket knife. These began as inexpensive, homemade toys for Japanese kids in the countryside but now entertain children (and adults!) around the world. Instructor Ken Tomita is a local craftsperson and bamboo artisan who says he may even add a few twists to the basic taketombo design. See some of Ken's more "serious" work on his website:
Instructor: Ken TomitaNotes: Age 10 and older. Please bring a pocket knife from home.Class size limit: 12

Karuta Sunday April 25th
3:00 - 4:00 PM 1333 SE 28th Ave Portland 97214
Karuta is a Japanese card game where the object is to grab the required card from the pile as quickly as possible. As one person reads the clues aloud, the other players look for the correct card. Instructor Keiko Okuda is the owner of Lyrik, a coffeeshop on SE 39th & Lincoln. Keiko offers regular Japanese language conversation groups as well as karuta games at the shop so she's bringing the fun to us this particular weekend. If you enjoy the game, you'll have a spot to keep sharp on your skills!Instructor: Keiko OkudaNotes: Beginner level Japanese will be helpful to play.

General Information About Classes:

Please sign up for classes by contacting Michael Walcott- or 971-235-2478
Cost for individuals:$2 per class or $5 for all classes offered in April
Cost for families: $3 per class or $7 for all classes offered during the month

Fees can be waived on a need basis.

Please notify us if you cannot attend a class for which you have signed up.

Epworth UMC Cultural School Mission Statement:
"To strengthen and broaden the Epworth UMC community by offering classes on contemporary and traditional Japanese culture to the general public."
Epworth UMC Cultural School welcomes all without regard to age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

1 comment:

  1. I've found that it is always more fun and cheaper to go and make homemade toys rather than to spend a ton of money out at the store.