The Shops at Liberty Place is Philadelphia’s premiere retail shopping complex, conveniently located in Center City between the Liberty One and Liberty Two office towers. This perfect destination for one-stop shopping features the city’s best in clothing, gifts and an extensive food court. Retailers at The Shops at Liberty Place include J.Crew, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Destination Maternity, Kiehl’s, The Children’s Boutique, Aveda, among many others. The Shops at Libety Place is located in Center City, Philadelphia at 1625 Chestnut St. For more information please visit: www.shopsatliberty.com or call 215-851-9055.
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Monday, April 3, Origami & Ikebana: Take in the beautiful ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) by Philadelphia’s chapter of Ikebana International while learning the techniques for beautiful origami. Practice your paper-folding skills through a demonstration and learn to create intricate cranes, flowers, and more delicate works of art.
Tuesday, April 4, Nihon Buyo Dance Demonstration: Nihon buyo is Japanese classical dance, and began as part of Kabuki theater performances. Fujima Nishiki-no, who teaches nihon buyo at Shofuso, will share classical dances in the Sōke Fujima style.
Wednesday, April 5, Kimono Dressing: The kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, is worn for important festivals or formal occasions. While most popular as a women’s garment, kimono styles are also worn by men and children. Local cultural ambassador Fumiyo Batta presents ornately crafted kimonos, and will gladly help you try one on.
Thursday, April 6, Kamishibai Storytelling: Listen to the spine-tingling tales of Japanese monsters and the heroic feats of Peach Boy with his unique form of Japanese storytelling that uses illustrated cards and dramatic dialogue to tell time-honored folk tales.
Friday, April 7, Shogi & Go: Learn to play the traditional strategy board games of shogi and go, presented by the Penn Go Society and the Swarthmore Shogi club. Shogi is known as Japanese chess or the Generals' Game and Go is similar to Othello.
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