With the main organisers and around 50 guests, we gave a presentation on Japanese culture and wrote their names in Japanese Calligraphy. There are long queues in Calligraphy corners waiting for their names to be written. The room was packed with so many people aged from 4 years old to 80 years. Everyone seemed to have fun, interacting with each other, doing Origami and playing traditional Japanese games together. There was a delightful atmosphere with lots of smiles. The organisers told us to come back for the next event.
There were around 25 Ukrainian guests who came to live in Warsaw. We gave a presentation on Japanese culture by introducing Calligraphy, played Japanese traditional games, and Origami together. We met one Ukrainian lady who lost her son in the war. She told us that her son was seriously learning Japanese and his dream was to study in Japan in the future, so she decided to come to see us instead of his dream. We also played a traditional Japanese game with one Ukrainian family (grandmother, mother and four sisters and one brother). They said we could lift up their spirits by experiencing Japanese culture. Some guests were interested in taking our Japanese language course.
With two main organisers and 15 Ukrainian guests who came to live in Warsaw, we gave a presentation on Japanese culture and gave a gift of the name of the organisation written in Japanese. We introduced Calligraphy, played Japanese traditional games, and Origami together. All the guests seemed happy to receive their names in Kanji. The organisers were so pleased to have us so they are already planning for the next event with us.
Two head school teachers and around 30 Ukrainian students participated in the event. We introduced Japanese culture by giving a presentation, writing each student’s name in Japanese Calligraphy, and doing Origami together. We also got to show them some traditional Japanese games, such as Bozu-mekuri, Kendama and Fukuwarai, which all students seemed to enjoy playing together. Their teachers were in tears when we talked about how much we think of peace in Ukraine and how much we love Ukraine. Many students were already big fans of Japanese culture, so they seemed very excited to experience our culture.