Japan House London Family Workshops

Japan House London Family Workshops

Japan House London Family Workshops

Discover more about the cultures of Japan with this series of family-friendly workshops. During each workshop, participants can enjoy learning about Japan and unleashing their creativity while trying an activity using original Japan House London worksheets. 

Create Your Own Koinobori

On 5 May, in celebration of Kodomo no hi (Children’s Day, originally a celebration for boys and known as Tango-no-sekku), Japanese families usually hang koinobori (carp-shaped windsocks) outside their houses. Be inspired by the history and colours of koinobori, using your creativity to colour in the template. After colouring your design with your colours or patterns of choice, cut out the template to bring your own koinobori to life. 

Six Native Dogs of Japan

Discover the six native dogs of Japan with our full series of educational and fun Japanese dog colouring-in worksheets. Learn about the origins and characteristics of each of the Japanese native dog breeds, then use your knowledge to colour in the dogs. Can you write each dog’s name in characters (kanji) in the correct stroke order? 

Design Your Own Kokeshi

Kokeshi are painted wooden dolls from the Tōhoku region in north-eastern Japan. It is thought they were first made in the late Edo period (1603-1868 CE) by local craftspeople as toys for children and souvenirs for visitors to hot spring towns. Today, various kokeshi have developed in the Tōhoku region, characterized by different shapes and patterns. Choose from paper templates of three different kokeshi from the Tōhoku region and design your own patterns.  

Make Your Own Origami Crane

Orizuru (lit. ‘folded crane’) is one of the best-known designs of origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding. Try making your own orizuru to wish for peace and hope for the future, with a coloured in pattern of your own design or colourful origami paper. 

Workshop Timetable 

Tuesday 12 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Six Native Dogs, Kokeshi)

Wednesday 13 April 2022, 13:00, 16:00 (Koinobori, Origami)

Thursday 14 April 2022, 15:00, 16:30 (Kokeshi, Six Native Dogs)

Friday 15 April 2022, 14:00,15:30 (Six Native Dogs, Origami)

Saturday 16 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Origami, Koinobori)

Sunday 17 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Koinobori, Kokeshi)

Monday 18 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Kokeshi, Origami)

Saturday 23 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Origami, Koinobori)

Sunday 24 April 2022, 14:00, 15:30 (Koinobori, Kokeshi)