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August 2019

10
August
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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Japanese Paper Lantern Making

Paper lanterns are integral to Japanese culture and a common sight in Japanese homes and at festivals. Join creative artist Lesley Graham for a simple lantern-building workshop where you will create and decorate a lantern that you can take home. This is a drop-in event that is free with Museum Admission. Activity is suitable for children with some dexterity, and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

11
August
1:30 pm — 3:00 pm
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1000 Paper Cranes

The art of origami is synonymous with Japanese culture. The act of folding 1000 paper cranes is said to bring good fortune and good health, 1000 representing the life of the mystical crane. The act of folding 1000 cranes was popularized by Sasaki Sadako, who was caught up in the bombing of Hiroshima and died of Leukamia aged 12. They are a powerful and evocative symbol. Join creative artist Lesley Graham to learn this ancient art make a paper crane…

17
August
1:30 pm — 2:30 pm
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Art of the Geisha | Dance

A geisha is a woman highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining, spending years to perfect the various art forms she is required to master. The Minyo Dancers were formed in 2011. They assist the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta with their annual Bon Festival and perform regularly throughout the summer at the Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens in Lethbridge. These colourful and graceful Japanese folk dancers are a delight to watch. Audience members are invited to learn…

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