Stories in Miniature

Thanks to the support of The Japan Society, Conwy pupils will have an exciting storytelling and story making project in Llandudno Museum this summer. Learning about the stunning Netsuke (small fashion toggles worn by Japanese men of the Edo period) displayed in the Around the World in 80 Objects exhibition, students will hear some of the stories linked to these beautiful tiny sculptures.
The Shishi or lion (pictured), was a protective guardian, often depicted at the entrances and doorways of palaces and temples. His eyes, teeth and claws represent power and his mane and tail are luxuriantly carved. What fascinating story might he tell?
This brand new project shows how the arts and culture can support schools as they raise standards in literacy and promote creative learning. Devised specifically to fit with the LNF (Literacy and Numeracy Framework) a professional storyteller will deliver half-day workshops.
The Japan Society’s contribution means the Expressive Arts Service and Llandudno Museum can offer this activity free of charge to Conwy schools.