Monday, April 23, 2018

7th annual Tomodachi Festival at Carnegie Library in Oakland, April 28.



The Main Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host the 7th annual Tomodachi Festival on Saturday, April 28.
Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning “friends.” Help us celebrate the spirit of friendship through activities, art and food that showcase Japan, its people and rich history. Activities will include Kamishibi storytelling, singing and dancing, origami art, kimono try-ons, and Japanese inspired refreshments.

“Tomodachi Festival” adopts the spirit of celebrating children's’ happiness. Its takes a place in the Children's section in the Carnegie-Main in Oakland, and we design the festival joyful for all ages. Especially this year, Kamishibai Guys and Tomodachi Festival Ambassador are brilliant!

A note from the organizer:
Kamishibai Guys performance are very dramatic! It's an amazing! The Tomodachi Festival Ambassador will show you fund and useful services at the Main Carnegie Library.


Fun Craft, Activities and Food Court

•Origami & Flying paper fish making

•Kimono try-on

•Onigiri Japanese Rice Balls

•Tomodachi cookies: To receive a delicious cook, one must say “TOMODACHI (friend/s).”

•Entertainment show program (English)

-Kamishibai Theater (2:00, 3:00 and 4:30) It's really an amazing!

-Dance exercise (2:30 and 4:00)

-Storytelling performance (3:30)
The event, presented by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, runs from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the Children's section of the library, and is free and open to the public. The library is located at 4400 Forbes Ave. in Oakland (map) and is accessible by buses 28X, 54, 61C, 61D, 67, 69, 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, and 93.