Monday, November 27, 2017

Yokosuka Art Museum

The kids and I went with a friend to the local art museum.  It was my first time driving off base and I was a little nervous.  Driving on the left side of the road in a foreign country can be a bit daunting.  But everything went smoothly and we didn't even get lost.

The kids did really well at the museum.  They each carried around a notebook and had two tasks to accomplish.  The first was to pick a color and every time they saw an art piece with that color they were to make a tally mark.  This was great for getting them to look at all the art.  Their second task was to find their favorite piece or pieces and draw a picture of them.  This one worked out ok.   It got them thinking about what they liked and didn't like.  The only problem was when one person wanted to stay and have everyone wait for them while they were drawing while everyone else was ready to move on.
The museum was exibiting art from the artists Tupera Tupera.  They do really cool art made by cutting out different pieces of paper and putting them together to make scenes.  They also had tons of books.  They had a whole display room set up for a book about pandas who go to the onsen, or public bath house.
All the original book pages were up on the wall.
They even had a play bath house set up, first was the washing station.

Then the bath.  In the book instead of undressing to go into the bathhouse the pandas take off their stripes.
I'll be sure to try a real bath house one of these days.

Here we are at the entrance.

They were selling this folder in the lobby and it the picture was Penelope's favorite in the whole place.  Since I wasn't allowed to take a picture of the actual artwork I took a picture of the folder.

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