Yen for Japan in holiday fun
Japanese culture will be centre stage at local libraries in theschool holidays, with events held to promote Busselton’s sister city relationship with the Japanese city of Sugito.
The fun began earlier this week with an interactive show by Pyjama Drama and a “fake” sushi making class.
It will continue next week with the Tanabata Festival Wishes event in Busselton and Dunsborough.
The event Wishes will celebrate the Tanabata Festival and detail the story behind it. Children will also make wishes for a decorative bamboo tree.
City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said sister city programs such as the one in Busselton helped develop an international perspective within the community.
“They increase people’s understanding of global issues and help build a more tolerant and peaceful world,” he said.
“These Japanese-themedprograms are full of fun and learning.”
Busselton and Sugito Sister Cities Association president Pauline Vukelic said the hands on cultural crafts and stories could trigger conversations for children between the similarities and differences between Australians and Japanese culture.
An interactive theatre show will be held will be held at the Dunsborough Library from 10.30am-11.30am on Monday,
The Tanabata Festival Wishes event is on Tuesday from 2pm-3pm at the Busselton Library and Fake Sushi Fun Times takes place at the Dunsborough Library on Thursday from 2pm-3pm.
Bookings are essential.
Go to busseltonlibraries.com.au for details.
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