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Events 2018-2019

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Cultural Exchange's first event of the year was a fun Japanese chopstick-making workshop facilitated by Debra S and led by a skilled chopstick craftperson from Niigata, Japan, Mrs. Kayoko Takashima, and Mr. Mamoru Kaihou of Hashitou, Honten, a well known chopstick shop in Tokyo.

    It was held at Itedaki Gastropub restaurant in Boston.  The members enjoyed a delightful bento box lunch while learning about the history, importance and etiquette of using chopsticks.  After lunch, everyone had a hands-on experience making their own personal set of chopsticks using all natural materials--aromatic cedar wood, oak leaves and walnut oil.

    We were encouraged to select the two pieces of cedar wood that "called" to us, to "feel" the process and work slowly as we shaved the wood down into the right shape and then sanded and polished them into finished chopsticks.  It was a very Zen experience.

  • Monday, September 17, 2018 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a perfect day to sit in the beautiful fountained courtyard of the Boston Public Library and have a lively and animated discussion of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal.  Please join us for our next book club meeting at the BPL on October 15 to discuss Educated by Tara Westwood.  In nice weather look for us in the courtyard, otherwise we meet in the Map Room Cafe at 10:30 am.

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A group of members met for a tour of the Paul Revere House. Well informed guides separated historic fact from poetic fiction: Paul Revere's midnight ride to Lexington and poet Longfellow's version written many years later.

    The house is a good example of Colonial homes: a heavy timber frame build in 1680, definitely build to last. Ninety percent of the structure is original.

    Lunch afterwards at the North End was the perfect ending for an interesting day. Thank you Matsuko for organizing this visit.

  • Friday, June 22, 2018 11:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you, Meri, for organizing the group visit to the Olmsted House in Brookline!

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rux led our group on a wonderful tour of the museum, highlighting the Sculpting with Air exhibits of contemporary sculptors Ian McMahon and Jong Oh.

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