“Let’s play in Japan” activities

In 2022, the cultural program of the former Prémontrés Abbey is  celebrates Japan. With an exhibition of more than 250 pieces, children and adults alike will be able to discover the way of the samurai.

In July and August, children from age 7 and above accompanied by an adult will be able to take part in a multitude of activities and games in autonomy to dive deeper into Japanese culture: origami, calligraphy, haikus and more, from 10 A.M. to noon.


Children will be able to make their own samurai helmet with the ancient technique of origami, but also catch a fox or let their heart speak. They will have the opportunity to decorate a mask to their liking or with inspiration from the exhibition. Another workshop will allow the participants to try writing in Hiragana, a Japanese phonetic alphabet. 


Thanks to a partnership with Blue Orange, you will be able to enjoy two games: Maki Stack and Okiya. With Okiya, you will take part in an influence war between two geisha houses (okiyas). The favor of the emperor is at stake. Two players will take turn in placing tokens on the table to form tiles. The first player who puts down 4 tiles representing their geishas in a line or in a square wins the battle! Maki Stack will allow you to become a sushi chef. The goal of the game ? Pile up the pieces indicated by the cards to form sushis and makis as fast as possible. Alone or in a team, with your eyes covered or uncovered, become the master of sushi piling.  But beware! One wrong move and everything will fall.


You will also have access to other open activities througout the exhibition, like a game-booklet available at the reception, coloring koinoboris – carp-shaped banners – writing haikus (brief Japanese poems) or a workshop on how to differentiate manga and comic books. 



You can register directly online. Should you have any difficulty, please contact Natasha Miclot at +33 3 83 81 10 32 (Monday to Friday) or by email: Limited number of entries.

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