Arts & Crafts and Martial Arts Fair- Independence Park

Saturday, August 10th

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM • Independence Park
Independence Park on Thames Street is transformed into a Japanese-American Cultural Center, featuring demonstrations, workshops, and displays. Including Arts and Crafts and Martial Arts Demonstrations.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES & DISPLAYS 10:30AM-3:30PM 


ARTS & CRAFTS TENT- Japanese Origami and Calligraphy with the Japanese Language Students of Classical High School
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Join the students in some Japanese fun with origami making, calligraphy, Japanese Arts & Crafts, Kimono Dressing and Fortune Telling!

Bristol Garden Club Tent

10:30AM to 3:30 PM

Ongoing Kokedama demonstrations and selling Kokedama plants. 

THE JAPANESE CONSULATE TENT- Celebrate Summer like they do in Japan

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Join staff and volunteers from the Consulate General of Japan in Boston for summer festival activities. Celebrate the summer holiday of Tanabata by writing a wish on a paper streamer and hanging it from bamboo branches.  Kids can try their hand at the typical summer festival games of Kendama (ball and cup) and Yo-yo Tsuri (water balloon fishing).

Display of Japanese Artwork by Artist Kayoko Tsuchiya

10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Renowned artist Kayoko will be visiting from Shimoda Japan to display artwork. She specializes in Abstract Ink Painting and her artwork has been displayed internationally in both Paris and Russia. 

FULL SCHEDULE OF DEMONSTRATIONS & PERFORMANCES

Japanese Ikebana Demonstration

10:30 AM

Representatives of the Bristol Garden Club will demonstrate the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana.

Stimulating your Mind & Body with Okinawan Karate

11:00 AM

This workshop will help coordination and motor skills while exercising mind and body. By Okinawan Temple and Al Gagne.

Taiko Drumming with Odaiko New England 

11:30 AM   

The taiko is said to be the voice and spirit of the Japanese. The sound of the taiko has an irresistible draw the summons people to seek out its source!

Japanese Kokedama Demonstration

11:45 AM

Representatives of the Bristol Garden Club will demonstrate the traditional Japanese art of Kokedama.

Stimulating your Mind & Body with Okinawan Karate

12:00 PM

This workshop will help coordination and motor skills while exercising mind and body. By Okinawan Temple and Al Gagne

Navy Band Performance 

12:30 PM 

Taiko Drumming with Odaiko New England 

1:15 PM  

 The taiko is said to be the voice and spirit of the Japanese. The sound of the taiko has an irresistible draw the summons people to seek out its source!

Tea Ceremony

1:30 PM • STAGE 

A special demonstration of the centuries old CHA-DO (Way of the Tea) led by Kaji Aso Studio.

Japanese Ikebana Demonstration

2:15 PM

Representatives of the Bristol Garden Club will demonstrate the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana. 

Taiko Drumming with Odaiko New England 

2:30 PM   

The taiko is said to be the voice and spirit of the Japanese. The sound of the taiko has an irresistible draw the summons people to seek out its source!

SHORIN-RYU Demonstration by Okinawan Temple and Al Gagne
2:45 PM
From Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate. Consists of exercise, self defense drills, techniques and several farming tools converted to weapons by the Okinawan people.

Japanese Kokedama Demonstration

2:45 PM

Representatives of the Bristol Garden Club will demonstrate the traditional Japanese art of Kokedama.

INDEPENDENCE PARK ON-GOING ACTIVITIES & DISPLAYS

  •  Asami Taguchi- Artist 

  • Bar-Ken Crafts 

  • Bay State Leather

  • Bristol Garden Club

  • Cait Marchetti Jewelry

  • Chelsea's Creamery

  • Classical High School 

  • Creations of Cromomma

  • Eden Designs

  • Hometown Poke

  • IACE Travel

  • Inner Wisdom Shiatsu

  • JDF Woodworking

  • Kaji Aso Studio

  • Liz Renshaw Photography

  • MACS Boutique Cork Jewelry

  • Made by Bonnie 

  • Mermaids Baubles

  • Mooseman's Kettle Corn 

  • Nans Creations

  • NEC Solar

  • Office of the Council General

  • O Gawa Shou B&B

  • Okinawan Temple

  • Rose Macarons

  • Temp Body Art

  • Wally's Dog Cart

      

CONTACT US:

CALL: 401-846-2720

EMAIL: jasri@newportevents.com

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