For quite a few months now a very special group of people have been getting ready for a very special event...
It takes quite a few volunteers to run the Tomodachi Gakko or Japanese Friendship School in Cressy...and each year they reconvene in the heat of July to make a special place of learning and...well...friendship as the name says!
My part in Tomodachi Gakko is the art room. I started working there as a helper when my girlies were young and lately I have been in charge of the art room and my girlies are some of the helpers!
Tomodachi Gakko offers cooking, singing, taiko, kendo, karate, Japanese language, history of the Japanese internment, guest speakers, and of course....the art room...
This year we are working on making cards to send to children in Japan, creating a family tree, putting together time capsules for the students to save and revisit later, and we will be making a stepping stone to commemorate this year's Tomodachi Gakko!
Stay tuned for updates on our art projects!