21 May Saiki Children’s Day – Record breaking attendance.
Staff and volunteers of the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum had a busy and awesome day for this year’s Saiki Children’s Day event last Friday.
Almost 1000 primary school aged children from across the region are estimated to have walk through the doors for a fun-filled experience.
The successful annual event has been running for the past seven years and has proven to be a hit amongst students and staff. Modelled on Japan’s centuries old annual Children’s Day, the event offers local kids a glimpse into the lives of their peers in Japan.
This year, Kabuki Face Painting and Kimono & Happi-Coat Dress Ups were back, along with a selection of craft activities that related to different elements of Japanese culture. Hands-on making activities
Hands-on making activities included, Origami Samurai Helmets, Paper Bullet Trains, Harajuku Bracelets, Cherry Blossom Tree and The Great Wave Off Kanagawa collages.
‘Saiki Children’s Day’ is an initiative of the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee, supported by the Gladstone Regional Council.
It’s not over if you missed out, while the crowds of school children have departed the remaining craft activities and dress ups will be made available to the general public for FREE until 5pm, Saturday 27 May 2017.