Upcoming: Introduction to Japanese Culture at the Library of Congress

Learning Japanese Culture introduces children and adults to Japanese culture through origami, trying on kimonos and other activities. The 2014 Cherry Blossom princesses will instruct children in the art of tiara-making. April 5, 2014, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., will present “Japan-In-A-Suitcase,” a program about Japanese life and culture. The Library’s Young Readers Center will provide an opportunity for children to explore the center’s library of current and classic books. Location: Young Readers Center (LJ G29), Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building.

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 3 million books, periodicals, newspapers, electronic media and a large number of manuscripts from Asia. The collection is the most comprehensive source of Asian-language materials outside of Asia, and covers the area ranging from Japan, China, Korea, Mongolia and the South Asian subcontinent to Southeast Asia. For more information, visit www.loc.gov/rr/asian/.

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