Learn how to write your name beautifully in Japanese using the ancient art of calligraphy during a series of free hands-on demonstrations celebrating Japanese culture Sunday afternoon at the Buffalo History Museum.
Demonstration stations in the lobby of the museum will also offer visitors a chance to make and taste traditional Japanese tea and to try their hands at origami, the art of folding paper.
In addition, martial artists will take the stage for a Kendo performance. The sport, which descended from traditional Japanese swordsmanship, is deeply rooted in art and athleticism. Also on stage, members of the Japanese Group of Buffalo will dance in kiminos gifted from Buffalo’s Sister City of Kanazawa.
“Bunka no Hi” will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Nottingham Court and Elmwood Avenue.
It is presented by Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister Cities Committee, Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo, Ikebana International Buffalo Chapter 50, Japanese Group of Buffalo and the Buffalo History Museum.