提灯 Chōchin Paper Lantern Workshop

Tuesday 3 October – Friday 6 October

Session 1: 
Session 2: 11-11.30am 
Session 3: 1-1.30pm 
Session 4: 2-2.30pm

Location: Macarthur Square
*The Macarthur Square lantern workshop will be held near Coles in the new area of the square. Closest entrance is via the Red carpark. See the store map for full directions.

Join Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Campbelltown Koshigaya Sister City Association at Macarthur Square this Spring Art Holidays for free, all ages paper lantern making workshops in the lead up to the 2023 FISHERS KIDS – Yomise celebration that will be held at the Campbelltown Arts Centre Japanese Gardens on Saturday 4th November, 5-9pm.

The Japanese paper lantern originated during the Muromachi era round 1336 and is called Chōchin, ‘Chō’ meaning to hang, and ‘chin’ meaning light. Before electricity, Chōchin’s were held by travellers light their paths by night. Today Bon Chochin are used to decorate restaurants and festivals and are also hung outside houses to welcome home the spirits of each family’s ancestors.

During the workshop, Japanese educator Miki Orlandini will teach you to make a paper lantern, to be illuminated with an LED tea light. Participants will create two lanterns, one to take home and one to contribute to a lantern installation that will feature at FISHERS KIDS – Yomise 夜店.