I love going into schools and working with pupils on Japanese culture, I particularly enjoy running workshops around symbolism in Japanese design. These Kimono book covers have been produced by some very talented year 3 pupils.
I very much enjoyed working with years 3 and 4 last weekend on a Japanese culture workshop. The theme was the ‘Tanabata’ star festival which the children learnt about and made their own festival decorations for the class tree. They all worked really hard and produced some lovely decorations. They also got to investigate unusual artefacts and learn about the country, try on traditional costumes, lean some language and greetings and play games. A lot of fun was had by all!