Saiki Children's Day - Record breaking attendance expected

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Emily Salisbury, Teala Larsen, Emily-Jade Green and Cameron Brown at Saiki Children’s Day 2012. Photographer: Di Paddick

Saiki Children's Day - Record breaking attendance expected

Staff and volunteers of the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum are gearing up for this year's Saiki Children's Day event.  Almost 1000 primary school aged children from across the region are expected to walk thought the doors between 10am and 1pm on Friday 19 May 2017, ready for another fun-filled experience.  

The successful annual event has been running for the past seven years and has proven to be a hit amongst students and staff. Modelled on Japan’s centuries old annual Children’s Day, the event offers local kids a glimpse into the lives of their peers in Japan.

This year, Kabuki Face Painting and Kimono & Happi-Coat Dress Ups will be back, along with a selection of craft activities that relate to different elements of Japanese culture. Hands-on making activities include, Origami Samurai Helmets, Paper Bullet Trains, Harajuku Bracelets, Cherry Blossom Tree and The Great Wave Off Kanagawa collages. 

Saiki Children's Day is an initiative of the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee, supported by the Gladstone Regional Council.

After the crowds of school children have departed on 19 May, the remaining craft activities and dress ups will be made available to the general public for FREE until 5pm, Saturday 27 May 2017.