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Sasebo Koma Painting Class

On 26 May, YCAPS connected local American families in Yokosuka with YCAPS-supporters in Sasebo for an evening of family fun and cultural exchange. The event revolved around learning about and creating Sasebo Komo wooden tops for which the Nagasaki community is famous.  Yukiko Yamamoto led the online interactive class with the Yokosuka families as they worked with kits that were sent from Sasebo. Once the families completed painting the spinning tops, they were shipped back to Sasebo to receive their glaze.  Once returned to the families, the tops will be fun keepsakes from this unique experience.  We are thrilled to provide opportunities to strengthen community relations and foster an appreciation for cultural traditions. 

Nick Millward for YCAPS