(Feb. 23, 2011)--The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures and UTSA East Asia Institute will host Japanese Culture Family Day from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Hands-on activities will include calligraphy, art, crafts, culture and more. Family Day is included with regular admission.
Topical experts will lead guests in lessons in Japanese language, music and Ikebana flower arranging. Also, they will discuss aspects of Japanese culture including children's stories, holiday traditions, pop culture, traditional Japanese games and origami.
The activities are in conjunction with "World Heritage Photo Panels from Japan: Two Thousand Years of Legacies," an exhibition of more than 60 photos of Japan's World Heritage sites.
"Two Thousand Years of Legacies" is an opportunity to study Japanese culture and its defining customs. The photo panels are provided courtesy of the Japan Foundation, New York. The exhibit features photographs of World Heritage sites in Japan taken by Japanese photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi.
The exhibit is co-hosted by the UTSA East Asia Institute and sponsored by H-E-B, the Japan America Society of San Antonio and the Japan Foundation of New York. Additionally, Family Day is funded by the Center for Global Partnership.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Durango Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Regular admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); and free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification.
For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit the Institute of Texan Cultures website.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
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Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
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Convocation Center, Main Campus
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