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New Year Kids Camp

January 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Come to the JASC and experience Kakizome(書初め – calligraphy)and Hatsuike (初生け – ikebana/flower arranging)at our New Year Kids Camp!

This cultural event is a full day, in-person, drop-off day camp for children in 1st – 6th  grades.

Kakizome and Hatsuike are annual traditions for the New Year in Japan. People write the first calligraphy of their resolution for the new year in KakizomeHatsuike is a first ceremony of the year to continue to practice diligence in ikebana.

In the camp, participants will learn the basics of calligraphy and flower arranging. Their work will be displayed in an exhibit at the end of the camp for everyone to view and appreciate the artwork of each camper.

Full capacity for the camp is 24 students. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register now at by clicking HERE

WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHERE:  JASC    (4427 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640)

FEE:  JASC Member: $25; Non-JASC Member: $30

  • Wear clothes that are OK to get stained. (Black ink is used in the calligraphy lesson)
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Let your teacher know if you have any allergies.


January 16, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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