Japan Matsuri 2016

Workshops

Workshops

Origami and Shodo Workshop

The “Camelia Club” will offer you workshops for all the ages. You will learn how to make beautiful Origami and write your name in Japanese.

Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of April 2016
Number of participants: open
Time: Saturday : 10:30 – 18:30 Sunday : 1030 – 18:00

Price: free

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Shiatsu workshop

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork developed in the beginning of the 20th century and after the 60’s it expanded in the whole world. One of the most important people for the creation of Shiatsu is Tokujiro Namikoshi. The school he founded, the “Japan Shiatsu College” in Tokyo, is the only school with an official recognition by the Japanese Ministry of Health.

By visiting the Japan Matsuri you can learn how to relax thanks to this amazing technique.

Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
Number of participants: open

Price: free

Cosplay workshop

The Cosplay was in born in Japan and is a performance art in which participants (cosplayer) wear costumes and behaving like a particular character of a movie, manga, comic or others.

The “Lightsaber Academy Ticino” will attend the Japan Matsuri with an exhibition area, their theme this year will be “Star Wars” and of course cosplay.

Description of the “Lightsaber Academy Ticino”:

The Group “Lightsaber Academy Ticino” (in the beginning “Jedi Academy Ticino”) was founded in 2012 almost by accident. As we were traveling back from the Lucca Comics & Games we discovered that in the USA they had Lightsabers (laser swords), so after bought some we started to create choreographed duels with these laser swords (in Italy and in the rest of the world this already was common, also in hospitals and charity events).

Since all of us were into cosplay, we decided to not just duel with the swords but also to recreate the feeling of Star Wars. So we started making our own Star Wars costumes, sometimes personalising them.

More members started to join us and we started going together to the multiple comic conventions that take place in Italy. Our group had the chance to meet official representatives of Star Wars, such as Walt Disney Italy, Warner Bros Italy and others.

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Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
Number of participants: open

Price: free

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Bonsai Workshop

The BCT (Bonsai Club Ticino) start in 1986, thanks to a group of bonsai lovers. The characteristics of this Club are dynamicity and a place where you can feel friendship. In the passing of years the Club changed its mentality, opening up to new events and new energies. Everyone can join, the experts and the newbies. Since 2008 the Club is part of the Piemonte – Lombardia union and since 2010 of the Swiss Bonsai Club.

At Japan Matsuri they will offer:

Demonstrations of Bonsai techniques
Assistance on visitors plants
Examples of finished show bonsai
Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th
Number of participants: open

Price: free

More workshops are coming soon