Sunday, December 17th, 2023 @ 4:00:pm
Children of all ages, families and teachers can learn about Japanese culture through reading, writing and craft-making with Japanese cultural and linguistic professionals during the Library’s Japanese Culture day. Books related to Japan and Japanese culture will also be on display. Special highlights include a Japanese drum presentation by Miyako Taiko led by Mark Rooney and a karate demonstration by Tsuyoshi Takemori from D.C. Yamato-juku Club.
Drum Presentation: Outside – Neptune Plaza (west side of the Jefferson Building) if weather allows; Coolidge Auditorium in case of rain. Four performances will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Rooney will also introduce the history of the Miyako Taiko and answer questions.
Karate Demonstration: Mezzanine level of the Great Hall, Jefferson Building. Three demonstrations will be provided at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. Visitors may have opportunities to practice a basic Kata (form).
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