Crafts & Culture: Japanese Rainy Season

Online (Zoom) | Pay As You Feel

**Event Ended July 2022**

Did you know that Japan has a rainy season each year? In Japanese, it is called tsuyu (梅雨), a word made up of the characters for "plum" (梅) and "rain" (雨).

Join us at this event to find out more about the culture - traditional and modern - surrounding this time of year, as well as to try your hand at making some crafts associated with the rainy season.

Note: if you are unsure of when this event will take place in your time zone, please use this online convertor to check.

Event Contents

  • What is tsuyu (梅雨)? Find out more about life in Japan during the rainy season
  • Intro to teru teru bōzu (pictured) and the teru teru bōzu song
  • Try your hand at traditional crafts, including making your very own teru teru bōzu!*

*On the day, we may split into groups to try different kinds of crafts. If you don't get the chance to try everything you want to, don't worry: we will provide a handy guide so you can have a go at it yourself after the event.

Rainy Season Event

What Do I Need to Take Part?

You will need a couple of basic items for the crafts section such as a pair of scissors, some kitchen paper (or a piece of fabric), one or two coloured pens and some paper (ideally coloured). We will provide specific instructions in advance.

Who Can Take Part?

  • These sessions are open to all - you don't need to know anything about Japanese language or culture!
  • Under 18s can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Event Leaders

This event is a collaboration between:

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Please note: signup will close 24hrs before each event.

The following information will be used only for the purpose of this event and will not be shared with any third parties outside the event organisers, Ippo Ippo Japanese and Hitomi Kobayashi.

**Signups closed July 2022**

Pay-As-You-Feel System

This is a pay-as-you-feel event with a suggested donation of £5. If you are able to do so, please consider contributing towards event running costs.

Donations will be split 50/50 between Ippo Ippo Japanese and Hitomi Kobayashi.

Please donate via the Ko-fi portal below or go directly to the Ippo Ippo Japanese Ko-fi page.

Cancellation Policy

As this is a pay-as-you-feel event, there is no cancellation fee. However, as places limited, please get in touch as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so your space can be given to someone else.

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