Gifting: Fukusa Weekend Festival at Peranakan Museum



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Join the Peranakan Museum as they showcase an exciting line-up of workshops, performances, tours, demonstrations and more that cast a light on Japan’s rich culture! 

Venue: Peranakan Museum
Dates: 13 & 14 July 2024, 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: Depends on activity

Happening this weekend from 13 to 14 July, the Gifting: Fukusa Weekend Festival at the Peranakan Museum includes a variety of unique experiences, from picking up a new skill or two at workshops on ikebana flower arrangement, mizuhiki knot craft, and even furoshiki wrapping, to delighting in traditional Japanese music and learning about the beauty of kimonos and their beauty in a special demonstration, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. 

Most of the programmes are free with discounted admission to the ongoing special exhibition Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection during the festival. 

Origami: Paper Crafting

  • 13‚Äď14 July, 11am‚Äď5pm
  • Museum lobby
  • Free

Create origami crafts inspired by motifs from fukusa on display, and take them home with you. Recommended for 6 years old and above, while stocks last. 

Gallery Tour | Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

  • Sat, 13 July, 11.30am and 2.30pm /¬†Sun, 14 July, 2.30pm
  • Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 2 & 3
  • Admission charges apply

Join a special exhibition tour led by the museum’s docent to learn about the Japanese tradition of gifting with fukusa. Discover how each fukusa was selected to convey meaningful messages to recipients during this 45-minute tour.

Taiko: Gift to the Afternoon 

  • 13‚Äď14 July, 5.30‚Äď6pm
  • Armenian Street
  • Free

Experience the energetic beats and tunes of a taiko Japanese percussion performance on Armenian Street by talented performers from Hibikiya Singapore. 

The Art of Giving 

  • 13‚Äď14 July, 10am‚Äď7pm
  • Exploration Zone, Level 3
  • Admission charges apply

Pass on the joy of giving and brighten someone else’s day! Learn different weave patterns and create your own embroidered gift card. Pen a message on the card to take home or leave it on the display wall for the next visitor.

The Art of Ikebana with Singapore Sogetsu Association

Learn about the art of Japanese flower arrangement, ikebana, which emphasises harmony between the vase, the branches, and the flowers in this interactive demonstration by Bernard Tay from the Singapore Sogetsu Association.

The Art of Kimono: An Interactive Demonstration 

Curious about the differences between kimono and yukata? Join our interactive demonstration to learn about the popular Japanese traditional garment, including its fabric, motifs, and layers of clothing that complete the kimono. Don’t miss the special display of a wedding kimono during this session.

 

For more details, visit Gifting: Fukusa Weekend Festival. 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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