Discover the daring feats of Peach Boy or the spine tingling tales of oni (ogres) or yokai (ghosts) in this week that focuses on the stories of Japan. Campers will learn about traditional folktales while creating their own. Activities will include building a wooden miniature kamishibai theatre from which they can perform their own paper stories.
Explore the wonderful and weird animations of Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo, Totoro) who is one of the most well-known animators in Japan. Campers will explore manga and anime techniques while creating their own group animations.
Animals play a big part in the tales, holidays and art of Japan. Learn about the maneko neko (lucky cat), usagi (rabbit) and kitsune (fox) and more! Activities will include origami, printmaking and other traditional art forms using animals as their inspiration.
Campers will get to know Shofuso inside and out during this architecture and garden week. Using the site as inspiration, campers will design and construct their own dream space and Japanese garden. Activities will include creating a batik door curtain using traditional designs or favorite kawaii or manga characters.