On Sunday, October 23rd: The Squid Jig Making Workshop will be held!
For those of you don’t fish, I know you have no idea what a squid jig（餌木） is.
It is a very traditional squid fishing tool from Japan. One of the last samurais, Mr. Takamori Saigo, a very famous Japanese historical figure, is known to have been good at creating this tool. (You can see a fishing tool created by him at the exhibition, “The Angling Culture of Japan: History, Diversity and Philosophy of Fishing”.
Sound too professional? Don’t worry. I’m very confident that even those who don’t fish would enjoy this workshop!
You can create your own pattern like these by using poster colors or felt pens. It’s very easy and fun!
We actually held the same workshop the other day with some members of “Wano-kai”, a group to support art activities in Fukuoka. For more information, please check out the following website. （http://www.ffac.or.jp/wa/）
Look at those happy faces!
Everyone did a great job!
There are two sessions on the 23rd. Each session has 20 seats available. Pre-order is required.
Date: Sunday, October 23rd ①10:00am to noon ②2:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: Fukuoka City Museum second floor “multipurpose room”
This event is not age-restricted, but elementary school kids or younger should be accompanied by an adult.
How to apply:
Get a postcard with a reply card attached, called “往復はがき” from the post office to apply for the event. (It’s 104 yen). Write your name, age, address and phone number on the blank half of the back side. On the address field of the back side, please write your name and address, (so that you can get the card mailed back.) On the front side, address section, please write,
〒814-0001 3-1-1, Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
Fukuoka City Museum “Egi Making Workshop”
(You can include two people for an application.)
The post card must arrive at the museum by Sunday, October 16th.
Posted by: Takamura