這次活動大家都對於法華老師遠從日本來到清泉感到雀躍不已!課程一開始我們讓大朋友和小朋友慢慢地親手創作美味的壽司和飯糰,在過程中也不斷引導他們透過故事主題發揮創意,設計出獨特美麗的擺盤。

We were so excited to welcome Teacher Norika to ChingChuan! We gave the kids and Big Friends plenty of time to make their delicious sushi and rice balls, pushing them to be more creative in coming up with unique themes and stories when they made their sushi. (English below)

法華老師為大家簡單介紹日本料理文化脈絡後便放手讓孩子們自由練習操作,老師還從日本帶來許多精巧可愛的料理工具,讓孩子們可以將食物切割或壓形成可愛的小雕塑。每一組的大小朋友都認真花好長的時間製作出自己專屬的壽司擺盤,讓日常的午餐變成一場視覺和味覺的饗宴!

午餐過後孩子們領著大朋友過橋來到桃山國小,法華老師帶領大家在國小操場旁的平台進行雙人瑜珈課程。老師用心設計課程讓每一組的大朋友和小朋友都能透過大量互動一起完成動作,並且感覺彼此肢體的力量與狀態。課程的最後每個小朋友都學習將自己的身體充滿信任地交給大朋友,在大朋友的支撐下,孩子們一個個都化身為在空中開心飛翔的小老鷹。

這天課程最後的高潮是來自日本的夏日傳統活動—流水涼麵。為了完成這項特別的活動,兩周前便由熱心的大朋友專程開車從桃園載運大根的竹子,並交由Rhea的爸爸加工,剖半削節,製成光滑的涼麵滑道。

涼麵滑道啟用時更是動員所有大小朋友一起上場,有人煮麵,有人抬竹管,有人倒水,有人倒麵,其餘人輪流用筷子挾出快速流過的細麵,所有人同心協力將涼麵送進大家的肚子裡。其中最要感謝的便是每一個你/妳,在幕後默默貢獻金錢與力量,讓我們和孩子能一起經歷這一切豐富剌激因為有你們,我們才能舉辦這場特別的文化活動,並讓它成為未來烙印在每個孩子腦海中的夏日午後。

 

長期參加活動擔任大朋友的藝術家 James Teng 也為活動寫下了他的個人心得——

 

『清早起床來到清泉山上,
房子和山都還是一樣,
只是以前的小小孩都長大了,
熟悉的孩子都下山唸書去了,
我們做壽司,吃壽司,作瑜珈,夾流水麵線,
聽說台北下大雨,山裡還一直出著太陽。
上課到一半已經長大的孩子突然出現在會所對面,
一樣安靜不多話,

不願意靠近會所但記得每個來過山上的人,
我們在同一個屋簷下待了十分鐘,
沒說什麼話但心情很複雜,
走去盛了一碗湯回來他就消失了。
眼前的小小孩很快又會長成大小孩,
大小孩不久後也要離開山,
離開山以後會不會還記得有一天大家一起做壽司,吃壽司,
在操場邊做瑜珈,在路邊夾流水麵線。』

更多照片
瑜珈 Yoga Images: https://goo.gl/DyJWtS
壽司及流水麵 Sushi & Flowing Noodle Images:https://goo.gl/MRQj1p

老師 Teacher:渡辺法樺 Norika Watanabe
攝影師 Photographer:謝維綸, 鄭又綺, Daisy Lin

大朋友 Big Friends:鄭如棻, 黃詩雯, 袁筱晴, 尤怡文, 吳佳甄, 滕孟哲, 黃鈺傑, Darice Chang, 王勛達, 蘇嘉琦, 謝維綸, Rhea, Daisy, 鄭又綺

廚師 Chef:清泉的孩子 Children of ChingChuan,渡辺法樺 老師 Norika

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Teacher Norika gave us a short history lesson on the origins of the Japanese cuisine and set the kids off on an adventure to masterfully cut and mold out shapes. Each “team” prepared took time to beautifully plate their masterpieces for a lunch that was a feast for the stomache as well as the eyes!

Kids took Big Friends over to the school and we settled down to begin our yoga session at TaoShan Elementary School. Teacher Norika was especially mindful of ensuring that Big Friends and kids could work together on the poses to enhance interaction and understand the strength of our bodies. We ended with building trust dabbling with acro-yoga which the kids absolutely loved. The backdrop of Wufeng was spectacular.

Our events are always packed – Nagashi-somen served as the finale for this perfect day. We had a volunteer drive out to Taoyuan to pick up the large bamboo two weeks prior and Rhea’s father took the time and dedication to saw it in half at home! The first thing our Big Friends did this morning was to clean it and get the water ready for the flowing noodle event in the afternoon.

Getting everyone involved in either holding the bamboo, pouring water, cooking noodles or getting ready to grab the noodles with chopsticks, this was a traditional Japanese summer activity that is definitely not to be missed! Thank you all for your support so that we can experience this together and kids and adults alike can experience such a wide array of cultures and activities to brighten their day!