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Event Album: Culture Mini-Workshop: 09/29/2019
Event Note

 This was our first time trial of culture mini-workshop open to public. It was meant to introduce our various programs not only to the general public but also for our members who hadn’t had a chance to participate our program. It was also a great opportunity for our volunteers to practice together. We had Origami, Kimono wearing, Calligraphy and Ikebana Flower Arrangement tables for participants to try each and any program, and they could watch Tea Ceremony demonstration while tasting Matcha tea and dessert.

We realize that this mini-workshop is an excellent idea in all aspects. Unfortunately, though, there wasn’t many people came as we hoped, most likely due to lack of advertisement. While we learned from this trial, we wish to do the mini-workshop again next year.

I would sincerely like to thank to all the volunteers who helped today’s event. It is always great to see members working together to accomplish something for the same goal – to support to keep Japanese culture among local community and new generations.

Last, I would like to give a big praise to Keiko-san for her not only having completed 5 months training session but also taken a challenge for a debut demonstration of Bonryaku-demae as a server at the Tea Ceremony. The determination and dedication are very important and necessary, especially to keep hundreds years old culture in foreign country like what we do here. Great job, and thank you, Keiko-san!

And, thank you all.

Midori Shinye

Project leader
 この一般向けのミニカルチャーワークショップは初めての試みで、公に私共の様々なプログラムを紹介する目的だけでなく今まで機会がなかったメンバーの方々にも参加頂ける為に行いました。またボランティアも一緒に練習出来る良いチャンスでもあります。折り紙・着物着付け・習字・生け花テーブルでは各人どれでもトライ出来て、抹茶と茶菓子を試食しながら茶道デモを鑑賞できる様にしました。このミニワークショップはいろいろな面から見ても大変良いアイデアだと思いましたが、残念ながら宣伝が不十分だったせいか思ったより参加者が少なくて残念でしたがぜひ来年もやってみたいと思います。 今日のイベントにボランティアとして協力頂いたメンバーの方々に心から感謝致します。地域と子供達の間で日本文化を持続していく目的の為に皆で一緒に頑張る姿はいつ見ても大変すばらしいと思います。 最後に、5ヶ月間の練習をこなしただけでなく茶道席の亭主として盆略出前を初披露して頂いた啓子さんにぜひ奨励の言葉をさしあげたいと思います。あの忍耐と努力は私達MHJCAの様に数百年もの歴史のある文化を海外で続けていく活動をする為には大変重要で必要な存在です。啓子さん、大変お疲れ様でした。 改めて、皆さん有難うございました。 新江 緑 プロジェクトリーダー 
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