Thursday, October 29, 2015

[BAZAAR] IMCY Booths at Local Festivals Autumn 2015

It's a festival season in Japan. There are many festivals at schools, public places and community centers. The IMCY team is going to join two festivals in November 2015.

This activity is to promote our activities and to collect some budget for our future activities. Please come and visit us!!

*These images are of former festivals.

1) November 15th (SUN) Hodogaya International Festa 2015

At Iwama Shimin Plaza

IMCY will sell handmade and imported items, and have a plastic board key chain workshop for kids (100 yen).
*(Nov.7 update) Due to the facility's issue, we cannot have the plastic board workshop for kids this time. We are planning to have some other workshop instead. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Hodogaya International Festa Official page (English)

2) November 22nd (SUN) Kaminoki Chiku Center Festival 2015

At Kaminoki Chiku Center
5min walk from JR Yokohama Line Oguchi station East Gate


IMCY will sell waffles, handmade items, and some imported stuff.

Kaminoki Chiku Center Official Site

Monday, October 19, 2015

[EVENT] Organ Concert from 0 Year Olds

Bank of Yokohama presents Children's Future Music Program
Organ Concert from 0 Year Olds

November 18th (WED), 2015
11:00-, 14:00-
at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall
0 to elementary school student: 400 yen
Junior high and up: 600 yen

Official Site

Also check out $1(100yen) Organ Concerts
*Please note that children under 3 cannot enter the hall, but can listen to the music just outside the hall by a monitor.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

[IMCY Activity Report] Deko Maki Sushi Workshop October 8th,2015

Deko Maki Sushi, they are too cute to eat. By putting some to your child's lunchbox for sports day or even an ordinary day, the lunch becomes bright and spectacular, doesn’t it?

This time, we learned how to make cute little rabbits. The previous Deko Maki Sushi workshops were quite popular and we received many applications this year as well. 12 participants were chosen following a lottery draw. The instructor was Ms.Emi Maeda, JLL Japan Deko Sushi Association Master Instructor. The lessons began in a peaceful atmosphere.

We started with demonstrations from our instructor. She showed us how to make the rabbits, the subject of this time, and also how to make a jack-o'-lantern, as Halloween is just around the corner.

Deko Maki Sushi can be very creative with a variety of choices of ingredients to "built up" a design. The rabbit we learned this time is a design that uses the basic deco-maki techniques. The instructor told us that if we master the basics, we will be able to make all sorts of designs.

The instructor quickly finishing a deko maki sushi, explaining what she is doing.

The shiny side of the nori comes outside and the rough side is inside.

When cutting, make sure to clean the knife and wet its blade with water.

The instructor finishing The rabbits and jack-o'-lanterns in short time!

After watching the demonstration, we started making the sushi at each table: 3 groups of 4 people. It looked easy when we were watching, but it was hard to spread the rice evenly on top of the nori, and we can't roll it well when we put too much rice on it. Our instructor went around a table to another to carefully provide advice for us. With pleasant conversation and smiles at each table, everyone enjoyed making sushi until the end.

There were also free babysitting service in the next room, so we believe many moms were able to have their own time to refresh. We would like to continue to have events to connect people.

Thanks for those who joined the workshop! We are looking forward to seeing you at next event!

Ms.maeda emi's blog:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

[IMCY] Oct. 17th Picnic Canceled

We are so sorry to announce that according to the weather today and the forecast, we have to cancel the picnic tomorrow, October 17th, 2015.

We will try to throw another picnic party later again. Please check out our blog or FB group for the information.

Thank you for your understanding.

IMCY Admin team

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

[EVENT] Halloween in Yokohama area 2015

Yamate Halloween Walk 2015

October 25th (SUN) 10:00-16:00
-You need to be in costume to participate.
-Free stamp rally sheet for first 6000 people.
-Start point: 7 Western Houses in Yamate, Yamate 68, YITC, Yamate Jyubankan, America Yama Park, Yokohama Doll Museum or Marine Tower.
-Goal: Bluff 18 or America Yama Park
-Small gift for those who collected 9 stamps or all the stamps
-There will also be kitchen trucks, face painting, open cafe, costume sales etc.

Motomachi Halloween 2015

October 31st (SAT)
Trick-or-treating at shops from 18:00

World Porters Halloween Festival 2015

@Sylvanian Families Yokohama Story 2015
Sylvanian Families Stage Show (Oct. 24 & 25, 13:30-, 15:30-, 2F Front Entrance stage)
Halloween Costume Parade (Oct. 24&25, 14:30 at 1F, 16:30 at 5F), first 40 children
Tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before each parade next to the stage at 2F Front Entrance)

@Takarajima Halloween Festa 2015

More details will be updated on the Minatomirai 21 Website

Queen's At Halloween

-Halloween Photo Spot
-Trick-or-treating at shops on 25th and 31st (elementary school and under only)
-Ghosts parades on 25th and 31st, 13:00-, 15:00- and 17:00-

Yokohama Bay Quarter Halloween

-Halloween workshops (charged and reservation required, 12:00-, 13:30-, 15:00-, 500 people each)
-Halloween Parade (registration closed already on Oct.12th)

Kawasaki Halloween 2015

-Halloween Kids Parade (registration required, free of charge)
-Halloween Parade (ticket required ¥1000, 2500 people, elementary school and up, 13:30-14:45)