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week 5 homestretch

Veiled in a smoky layer of heat, and amidst a unique plethora of studio choices, origami artist Yuki Martin taught campers how to make useful utilitarian objects from paper and this week’s storyteller, Alton Chung, made a guest appearance in the Theatre Studio to play out slow-motion theatre games and share tales from Japan. As for recess, Princess Kaguya graced us with the first half of her moon glow story (from Week 3) via a beautifully animated Japanese film. Check out the trailer here.

Tomorrow, we are all looking forward to finding out what happens with Momotaro and his three comrades on Oni Island. . . and you can too when you attend this week’s celebration parade, Art Camp’s version of a Japanese matsuri (festival).  The gate will open tomorrow at 2:45pm and the Parade will begin at 3:00pm. You will, in all probability, be exiting the gate with your children and their art by 3:30.

Vibrant, joyous, colorful!
Oregon Buddhist Temple will hold its annual summertime Obon Festival this Saturday from 3-9 pm. The event will include food booths, games, music (including Portland Taiko), a kimono sale, temple services, and live performances. The bon odori (communal obon dances) will begin at 7 pm and are open to all.

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