Dive into stories, try some crafts, play some games from Japan, learn some Japanese songs...it's the next best thing to being there!
A book for families to treasure together, All About Japan offers not only the most important facts about Japan, but also reflects the spirit that makes Japan one-of-a-kind. Two new friends lead us: a Japanese boy who lives in the country and a Japanese girl who lives in the city. They introduce us to their homes, families, favourite places, school life, holidays and after-school activities.
- Learn the steps of the Coal Miner's dance, a nighttime highlight of the O-Bon festival
- Try making your own samurai helmet, folding a leaping origami frog, or singing the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) song
- Make nenga-jo (New Year's cards), create your own haiku, learn to use chopsticks, and more!
- Enjoy traditional stories like "The Creation of Japan," "The Star-crossed Princess (Tanabata)," and "The Boy Who Drew Cats."
- Easy recipes are included for treats like mochi (New Year's sweet rice cakes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese fill-your-own pancakes)
- Bonus activities available online!
For ages 9-12