Discover Japan Day at The World Museum, Liverpool


Hi everyone,

How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? I did something quite fun. Let

me tell you about it...

On Saturday the North West section of the Japan Society in England held an

event for children to celebrate Kodomo no Hi, Children's Day. Some members

of my volunteer group, JETAA (JET Alumni Association) also helped. You can

see a picture of us dressed in our yukata at the top of this article.

There were various activities for children including a chopstick challenge

(building foam robots using only chopsticks), colouring manga characters,

origami, making carp steamers, and having their names written in katakana.

Children crowded into the room to try these things...


Even adults wanted to try to build the robots...!

As you know, I am a member of JETAA. This summer graduates will be going

out to Japan to teach English as part of the JET programme. It is my job

to answer the new graduates' questions about Japan and give them a good

send off. So, I decided to invite the Liverpool graduates to the museum on

Saturday and some of them attended. It was great to see young people eager

to learn about Japan and enthusiastic about teaching English there. One of

these graduates decided to practice his chopstick skills with us...



Some people were interested in hearing the story of Sadako Sasaki and

joined us in folding some paper cranes. Do you remember I said I am aiming

people at the museum yesterday, I now have a few more cranes to add to my



Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see the other Japan-related things

that were happening in the museum that day. But I heard there were

lectures about Samurai armour, jujitsu demonstrations, and anime films for

children to watch. It must have been great!

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who assisted in making the day

a success. I'm looking forward to next year's Discover Japan Day already!

I hope you're all well and have a great week. I'm looking forward to next

time. Until then, take care! Best wishes, from Corrina. ☺️