Chigiri-e

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.

The JCC organized a short program wherein students of the Japanese Immersion Program learned how Washiis made, made their own Chigiri-e and learned about Kiyoshi Yamashita, a well-known Japanese artist who often employed this method to his artwork.

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