Japanese Culture Week
Japanese Culture Week is:
- a school visit programme on the primary and secondary level in the UK
- by a group of trained Japanese visitors with an experienced supervisor
- to offer Japanese cultural sessions such as origami, calligraphy and “Karuta”, an educational card game
- in March and September
- with over 3000 children’s participation since 2011
Children fold a samurai hat called ‘kabuto’ with origami paper. Then they will fold a bigger kabuto to wear with a newspaper.
Children learn about Japanese writing and practice Japanese calligraphy. They will be able to write their name in Japanese.
Karuta is a traditional Japanese card game for education. Children learn a card theme such as geography and then play karuta.