Monthly Archives: September 2015

Visit the GFES Library!

Did you know that the Great Falls Elementary School library has many books about Japan and Japanese books written in both Japanese and English available for all ages?  The JCC’s volunteers and Mrs. Botha (GFES Librarian) have been working hard to better showcase these resources. Continue reading


The JCC launched its first annual Japanese art program during the 2014-2015 school year.

JIP students from first through six grade learned about Chigiri-e, which is a Japanese art form wherein traditional Japanese paper called Washi is torn and pasted together to create colorful paper to be used for calligraphy or arranged so that it resembles a water color painting.  The technique dates from the early Heian period (794-1185) of Japanese history. Continue reading