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SUGOI Experience JAPAN! Super Kids Half Day Camp for age 6-12
The Island School
Bainbridge Island, WA
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SUGOI Experience JAPAN! Super Kids Half Day Camp for age 6-12
SUGOI Experience JAPAN! Super Kids Half-Day Camp
for age 6 - 12

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013  
Time: Choose from two sessions: 9:00 am -11:45 pm OR 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  
Fee: $48 (plus $10 materials fee)  
Location: The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Join us in this rare half-day special camp packed with fun, exciting, hands-on activities with three very special guest teachers from Japan!

1. Noh "Samurai" Theater - The World's Oldest Surviving Theatrical Art (45 minutes)

Munenori Takeda, a "Prince of Noh," from Japan will perform the short "Samurai" piece. Children will learn fascinating facts, sing lyrics, create paper swords and learn the Samurai movements with the swords.

2. Sougeiga Art - Innovative Modern Style Japanese Silk Collage (45 minutes)

Yubi Yazaki will demonstrate how to make beautiful Sougeiga Art. Sogeiga is a form of silk fabric collage invented in Japan about 40 years ago. This art involves unique materials and processes. In this introductory class, children will experience the silk fabric and pasting techniques and will take home one unique piece of Sougeiga Art!
3. Ki-Aikido - Studying Mind and Body Unification (45 minutes)

Introduction to Ki-Aikido with the special instructor Junko Makino. Ki-Aikido's teaching is based on the basic principles which unify mind and body. In the class, children will experience how Ki (mind, spirit, heart) and body correspond and will learn Aikido movement. No previous experience necessary!

The space is very limited, so please sign up as soon as possible!

Guest Teachers Biographies


Munenori Takeda was born in 1978 into a prestigious family of Noh actors belonging to the Kanze School, which traces its roots to the 1300s. Munenori's father, grandfather, and several uncles are all certified as "Living National Treasures" in Japan. Noh has been described as a "Classical Japanese Musical," but Munenori likes to stress its rich poetic element.

Munenori first performed on the Noh stage at the age of two and continued throughout his childhood. As his interests in modern drama and music developed, however, he explored the arts outside the Noh tradition. At Waseda University, he studied modern theater, gaining new insights into his dramatic heritage. After graduation, he decided to devote his life to Noh.

Munenori gives more than 100 performances a year in Japan. He has also performed in Beijing, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Milan. He is active in promoting Noh for the young and for wider audiences, giving workshops, seminars, and performances involving audience participation. His magnetic stage presence has won him fans well beyond the confines of the Noh world, and he is widely recognized as one of the most talented young Noh performers.


Yubi Yazaki is a renowned Sougeiga artist from Kanagawa, Japan. She is the sole successor to the Sougeiga art form's pioneer, Kobuchi Yodo. Based on several different traditional Japanese art techniques, Sougeiga is a truly original art style. Yodo's artwork has been well-received throughout Europe, Japan, and North America with more than 25 overseas exhibitions including the Japan Society in New York in 2008. To learn more about Yubi's Sougeiga art, please visit


Junko Makino was born on January 1, 1954. Junko is a certified instructor of Ki-Aikido (Shin Shin Toitsu Aikidoin Japanese) at the Osaka Headquarters Division.

Junko began her training of Ki-Aikido in 1989 and received the first Ki principles seminar from KI Society in 1996. She then received the Third Dan in 2002 and has continued to be awarded prizes for her devoted teaching of Ki-Aikido. Her teaching is unique; she not only teaches at Dojo but also visits community cultural centers and nursing homes and offers classes to children, businesses and seniors.



The Island School (View)
8553 NE Day Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
United States

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Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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