Setsubun is a Japanese festival celebrated at the beginning of February. One of the main characters of Setsubun is the ONI. He is a demon representing bad spirits and bad luck. People throw beans at oni to make him go away as they only want good luck for the following year. The students in Years [...]
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During Term 3, the students in Years 3 and 4 were learning vocabulary about clothing. One day, Sensei Blomeley brought some yukatas to school and everyone had lots of fun dressing in traditional Japanese clothing. Please feel free to comment. We’d love to hear from you . . . .
As part of our LOTE Day celebration, students used colorful papers to make their own version of the Emperor and Empress of Japan. This idea came from a display of student work in a shopping arcade in Japan. Please feel free to comment. We’d love to hear from you . . . . . . [...]
What a wonderful day! The students had lots of fun taking part in the various Japanese activities and trying out new things. you can see some more photos of our Japanese Day below:
In Japan, families throughout the country fly koinobori, or carp kites to celebrate Children’s Day. The students in Years 2 and 3 have written some sentences in Japanese about koinobori. Please feel free to comment. We’d love to hear from you . . . . .
May 5th is Kodomo No Hi in Japan. It is also known as Childrens’s Day. During the weeks leading up to Kodomo No Hi, huge carp kites are flown throughout the country. The carp are very strong, brave fish and the Japanese people want their children to grow strong and brave like the fish. Families [...]