Maple Avenue to study Japanese culture

Maple Avenue Elementary School’s Multicultural Committee has planned a variety of activities and events to immerse students and staff into the Japanese culture. During a weeklong celebration May 4-8, students will learn about Japanese people, customs, culture and way of life through participation in:

  • classroom curricular activities;
  • traditional Japanese games;
  • song and dance;
  • calligraphy;
  • origami and fish kite;
  • food sampling; and
  • discussions with Hamilton High School students who traveled to Japan over spring break.

A traditional tea ceremony will be demonstrated May 6 in the gymnasium at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.