On Saturday, April 29, we welcomed over 300 visitors to the 4th floor of Hornbake Library North for East Asian arts and crafts as part of Maryland Day 2017, the University of Maryland’s annual open house.
Chinese calligraphy is always popular with visitors of all ages. At the Origami tables, we demonstrated how to make a samurai hat (kabuto), ninja star (shuriken) and crane (tsuru). We also set up an oversized kabuto under which people could have their photo taken. This year, a Korean staff member offered two traditional Korean games, Gonggi and Yut-Nori.
Our colleagues from the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Maryland joined us this year. They talked with visitors about the undergraduate Certificate in East Asian Studies. Professor Michele Mason, Director of CEAS, also talked about manga at their table.
Thank you all for visiting, and see you again next year!