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Japanese Stone Craftsman seminar with stone artist Takaaki Saida *fully booked*
October 14, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.
On Saturday, October 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., a free seminar on Japanese stone crafts will be held at the Oklahoma History Center. The Japan America Society of Oklahoma, (a non-profit organization promoting Japan-US relations and culture in Oklahoma) organized the event.
The seminar will include an overview of the traditions and practices in the art of stone and lantern sculpting, including the history of the Kamaoka stones and the techniques passed on by several generations since 1889.
Takaaki Saida, a fifth-generation traditional stone artist from Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan, will lead the event. Brushwood Tea will serve Japanese tea. The class is limited to 20 attendees. The event will take place in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center.
For information, call Oklahoma Historical Society’s Multicultural Officer Saidy H. Orellana at 405-522-5204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.