akura, yukata, furoshiki, kumihimo, onigiri. On May 18, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology will reveal the meaning of those Japanese terms to the night owls. There will be movie shows, multimedia installations, outdoor games, fashion workshops and classes during which the participants will have a go at calligraphy. It will also be possible to buy bags or food at the fair. The event starts at 7pm.
Once a year, the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology is open at night. On May 18 the Academy will join the Long Night of Museums.
There will be shows of sculpture works “Between fiction and reality”, mapping and videomapping show.
While walking among the multimedia installations, the visitors will be able to participate in workshops of calligraphy, kumihimo (a technique of making bracelets) and fashion; there will be a chance to learn how to tie the furoshiki scarves and the garments called yukata; print the tickets; see a prototype of a hand moving to the rhythm of music, interactive cartoons and stories and listen to a lecture about a Japanese little creature called Tanuki.
During an outdoor game (sakura) the participants will be looking for hidden cherry blossoms on the Academy’s premises. The fastest players will be awarded. PJAIT has also prepared attractions for the children – workshops on painting onomatopoeias with the sounds of animals on postcards and workshops on making puppets – little ghosts from pieces of cloth. During the fair there will be a possibility to buy Japanese jewellery, bags and food.