Community Centers in Japan have all sorts of classes available to the community.  Our local community center had a morning where kids and their mom could try out classes for free.  That way kids could learn about a variety of activities.

My son wanted to do Ocarina!  Why?  Because of the video game “Zelda Ocarina of Time” of course.  What is an ocarina?  It is a high pitched musical instrument, sounds sort of like a flute but is shaped more like a shell.

We learned to play Edelweiss.  It made me want to force my son to watch “The Sound of Music” in its entirety, rather than just the half he grudgingly sat through.

The joy of Ocarina!