May is around the corner and students are now getting ready to more actively participate in Boston. Here are some events they have on their calendars.
Volleyball with Showa Teachers and Staff (Friday, May 2) – At what has become a Showa Boston tradition, several of our new students will face off against our student in a friendly volleyball match from 5:30 to 7:30.
Thursday Run (Every Thursday) – With student health in mind, Showa teacher Tom Griffith last month staking Showa students on a weekly run through Boston’s scenic chain of parks known as the Emerald Necklace. This run will continue throughout May, when Boston’s scenery is at its best.
Walk for Hunger (Sunday, May 4) – Speaking of exercise, several Showa students will participate in Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger. They’ll join 40,000 walkers on a twenty-mile(32 kilometers) trek around Boston while raising money for a worthy cause. To donate, participate, or learn more click here.
Kaji Aso Studio Event (Sunday, May 4) – “Teacher, artist, tenor, adventurer, bon vivant, poet and philosopher,” Kaji Aso (1936-2006) founded his Boston art studio in 1973 and served as its director until his passing in 2006. His art is featured at museums across the world including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and Tokyo’s Museum of Modern Art. He built the first Japanese tea house in Boston, ran in thirty-eight consecutive Boston marathons, and worked as a professor in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts for thirty-three years.
This Sunday, his studio will hold a Japanese culture event where Showa students will have the chance to meet Americans interested in Japanese culture.
1:20-2:00 pm Ikebana Demonstration
2:20-3:20 pm Tea Ceremony Demonstration
3:40-4:20 pm Demonstration of Japanese Calligraphy
4:30-5:00 pm International Haiku Contest Awards
5:15-5:45 pm Music: Taiko Drum, Shakuhachi Flute & Vocal
For the most recent brochure, click here
To read more about this Sunday’s event, or to learn about other events like it, click here
Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial (Ends May 11): In the aftermath of last year’s bombing, hundreds of runners and onlookers offered everything from letters to the shoes they had run in as a makeshift memorial to honor the victims. These, along with thousands of items, are on display at the Boston Public Library until May 11.
After this exhibit has ended it is likely that the collection will be split between different art exhibits worldwide, so see them in one place while you can.
H Mart – A new Asian supermarket and food court opened in Cambridge’s Central Square last week, and our students aren’t afraid to brave the Tokyo-like crowds to get their hands on the Japanese foods they’ve missed.
Go Go Curry and Sapporo Ramen lie at the top of their lists.