Support Maine-Japan School Exchanges on March 29th at the Saco River Market!

Support Maine-Japan school exchanges at the Saco River Winter Market on March 29th, 9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.! Join us to learn the Japanese food art decoration called Mukimono, and participate in sushi roll making, creating Japanese handcrafts such as origami and fish lanterns, and see all the Japanese-related items vendors will have on display!

Event Schedule:

9:00 -9:45 Japanese Handcrafts for Spring – Origami, kirigami, kumihimo and fish lanterns! $5 drop in fee

10:00 – 10:45 The Ancient Art of Mukimono – Learn to make cute Japanese garnishes for your Spring brunch! $10 drop in fee (1st ten participants receive a toolkit!)

11:00 -11:45 Sushi Making demo with Sushi connoisseur, Eric – Learn how to roll your own! $25 drop in fee

All workshops will take place in the Market’s Teaching Space!

For the last 20 years Maine students from five public schools have traveled to Aomori bi-annually and hosted Aomori students in Maine. We will celebrate this enduring international friendship in November, 2014. You can ensure the continuation of these valuable exchanges!

Cannot attend the event, but would like to donate? Please visit to help! Select “Educational Exchange Scholarship Fund” to directly help the exchange programs!