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Report: “Let’s Make Shimenawa” (presented by SIED)

Updated Jan. 11, 2018
On December 15th (Fri.), SIED held “Let’s Make Shimenawa” at the International Community Lounge on Imadegawa campus, and we welcomed 12 students including seven international students from Finland, Morocco, Germany, Korea, China, and Taiwan.
In the event, the participants first learned about the Japanese New Year’s traditional ornament called "Shimenawa." Shimenawa is a traditional sacred rope often hung on doors during the New Year holidays. After learning about shimenawa, each participant decorated their own shimenawa by using various artificial flowers, lace ribbons, and colorful decorative threads.
The participants were surprised by the modern look of the finished products; many welcomed this New Year by following the Japanese tradition of displaying shimenawa with a modern twist.

SIED will host various events in 2018. If you are interested in intercultural exchange or want to experience different cultures, our events will be the perfect place for you! We look forward to see you soon!
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