- Crane Club Article
- HIS Festival Coffee Morning
- Workshop for Bilingual/Multilingual Families in Hiroshima
Dear HIS Community
We had a wonderful koto performance on Friday afternoon and you can see the video below. I would like to thank Joseph and Rei who came all the way from Yokohama with the support of Yokohama International School and sponsorship from Toshiba to run a week-long introduction to the koto for all of our students, as well as two workshops for the school community. Also, thank you to Yumi, Yoko and Junko for supporting the program during the week. It was amazing how far the students progressed in such a short time and it was great to see students connecting to this really important facet of Japanese traditional culture. It really is a beautiful sound. We hope to continue the project in some form into the future.
This week’s TED Talk is a really important message and the speaker, Erin Sullivan, raises some really interesting questions about the way we experience moments with and without a smart-phone in hand. This would be a great one to watch with your children. I chose this talk this week as similar questions were occurring to me as I was videoing the koto performances. With a camera between you and something/someone else really does alter the experience, so being mindful of this difference and intentional in our photo taking is probably more important now than it was in the pre-smartphone era if we can believe that there ever was such a time. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.
Crane Club Article
Thank you very much to Brooke Amidei and family for sharing an article related to our Crane Club, telling the origin of a set of paper cranes which arrived at HIS all the way from Nebraska. It is great to see children around the world considering peace and taking action to support the peace movement in this very personal way. Thank you, Brooke, for sharing and we all miss you and the family here at HIS.
HIS Festival Coffee Morning
Workshop for Bilingual/Multilingual Families in Hiroshima
Adam Beck, local writer and language expert is running a workshop in Hiroshima for bilingual and multilingual families. You can find information here: Adam Beck Workshop Adam has spoken to students at HIS as a visiting author and has some great ideas for families raising bilingual children. That is, all HIS families.