What is Kawaii you ask? Kawaii is a Japanese term used to describe a level of cuteness or lovableness that is common in Japanese pop culture. This “cuteness” is applied to fashion, behavior, food and even things like buses.
Cherry blossoms are a super big part of Japanese culture. Every year the citizens pay close attention to the forecasts in anticipation of the cherry blooms. Hanami festivals celebrate the beauty of the blooming season. This is a time to relax with friends and family while enjoying the bounty of blossoms covering the area. The custom of these festivals date back many centuries in Japan.
This year as part of our booth for World Thinking Day the girls will be making these simple blooming branches to decorate our booth.
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For World Thinking Day this year we have to be prepared to have 325 girls visit our table. That means 325 swaps ( Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere). Thats a lot of swaps. Not to mention that our girls are Daisy Scouts and asking them to make 100 of something would be a lot. Continue reading
Part of the fun of World Thinking Day is paying for your snack and swap from each country. The girls all have pockets loaded with nickels and off they go to shop. At the end of the event the money is collected and donated to a preselected charity.
With an average of 300 attending Girl Scouts there are quite a lot of nickels to be collected. Since our booth was going with everything Kawaii and Kokeshi, I scoured the internet and found this awesome Kokeshi doll. Continue reading