Thursday, March 22, 2012

Japan in a Suitcase Grant Funded Workshops End

JASO empowered by grant funding from Center for Global Partnership, Japan Foundation. THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES TO BE SHARED WITH THE FUTURE JASO MEMBERS-BOARD AND THE OKC JOI COORDINATOR
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A testimonial from an Oklahoma educator: Our students really enjoyed this workshop and we were appreciative of this opportunity and the funds provided to make it possible. Dr. Hu did an excellent job representing the Japanese culture, and the unique manner utilized to educate our students was refreshing. Dana Myers Dana Myers, Instructor 3D Animation/Visual FX Information Technology Francis Tuttle Technology Center . Pictures taken at Francis Tuttle Institute at an animation class on March 16, 2012. About 14-15 students attended. They are 3-D animation students. The course instructor, Ms. Dana Myers looks forward to more workshops which combine film with some hands-on artistic experience of Japanese culture.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Japan in a Suitcase @ Y Senior Center

The last Japan in a Suitcase, grant sponsored workshops are taking place in March 2012.

Tuesday, May 14 at the Senior Center next to the Science Museum, Mrs. Masayo B. former JASO outreach coordinator presented Living Longer and Living Stronger.  Gigi and Keri were there to assist with the workshop.  I arrived at clean-up time so I only saw Origami, Edamame, and boxes of snacks which included seaweed and happy participants. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Japan in a Suitcase at OSSM

Monday, March 12, 2012 OSSM: Dr. Gigi Hu presents, Manga and Anime Films.  Board members invited. 
Mari is out of town.  Jeremy is unable to attend.  Attendance: Ken, Carmen, Gigi, Max,   Thank you to Honorary Council General of Japan in Oklahoma, Mr. Lloyd Hardin for connecting JASO to OSSM.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Japan in a Suitcase: Zen Garden and Ikebana

Board yearly meeting @ Workshop
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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Japan in a Suitcase Mustang

About 22 teachers attended including the school librarian. One teacher brought her two children along as well (see the photo attached). The workshops are considered officially as part of the Staff Development Program for the school and the district. We thank Ms. Robin Combs for the opportunity to visit the school and contribute to the multi-cultural education segment of the program.

Mrs. Shinako Alfred led the origami doll bookmark workshop, she was assisted by Mrs. Tomoko Craig. I presented the anime film, On a Paper Crane: Tomoko's Adventure and we all settled down first to make paper cranes after a brief Q&A. We managed to present the workshops in about 1.5 hours as it was after-school time when we began the workshops (3 - 4.30pm).

JASO is happy that the suitcase travelled to a school community which is situated in the greater Oklahoma City area.

Tze-yue Gigi Hu, Ph.D
Educational Coordinator