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6th International Exchange Event for Children

“Let’s Design a Kaleidoscope”

Date: 29 June 2019 (Saturday), 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Location: Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center, Room 5

Hosted by Yokohama Aoba International Lounge

Instructor(s): Kumiko Nishikawa and Noriko Morooka (from St. Cecilia Women’s Junior College)

The 6th Cultural Exchange Event for Children, “Let’s Design a Kaleidoscope”, was held on Saturday, June 29th.

It was raining that day, but we had the pleasure of hosting 20 children, ranging from 3 years old to 5th grade elementary school students. We were also joined by a 5th grade student from China. The aim of the event was to let the children design their own kaleidoscope. The event was led by Kumiko Nishikawa and Noriko Morooka from from St. Cecilia Women’s Junior College.

The process started by drawing on a paper cylinder, and once complete, it was set on the kaleidoscope.

The children were free to create what they wanted, so each design was unique. Once reflected in the kaleidoscope, the designs look quite different, so the person viewing can constantly make new discoveries in their designs.

The children added the finishing touches to their one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes by using stickers and decorative paper. Although there was a scheduled tea time, it was cut short because everyone was so interested in completing their creations.

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