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Japanese Culture Demonstrated at Icelandic Schools

A friend of Iceland and member of Japanese grassroots organization Club Iceland, Machiko Yangida, will demonstrate Japanese traditions at selected schools and universities in Reykjavík this week.

Girls in Kyoto wearing kimonos. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Today, Yangida will visit Iceland Academy of the Arts’s fashion department to give a presentation on kimonos and demonstrate how to wear the Japanese national costume.

Tomorrow, she will teach students of Landakotsskóli elementary school how to make origami paper art: how to create animals, flowers and more, simply by folding paper. The practice is loved by Japanese children, a Club Iceland press release states.

On Thursday, Yangida and Club Iceland chairman Toshi Kurihara, will visit the University of Iceland to discuss Japanese traditions with the students.

Club Iceland was founded in 2008 to study all things Icelandic and promote further friendly relations between Iceland and Japan through cultural exchange. It has more than 80 members.

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