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Video: How to Make a Teru Teru Bozu – Sunshine Charm Doll

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Video: How to Make a Teru Teru Bozu – Sunshine Charm Doll

Follow this video to make your own teru teru bozu dolls. They are thought to work as a charm to stop the rain and bring sunshine.

Video: How to Make a Chouchin – Lantern

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Video: How to Make a Chouchin – Lantern

Follow this video to make a paper lantern. Traditionally people light chouchin lanterns on the first day of Obon festival to invite the spirits of ancestors back to their family home.

Video: How to Make an Origami Uchiwa – Paper Fan

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Video: How to Make an Origami Uchiwa – Paper Fan

In the summer in Japan, you will also see many people carrying fans called uchiwa. Follow this video to make a mini origami version.

Calligraphy Set

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Calligraphy Set

Class sets of regular calligraphy brushes and fude pen (pre-inked brush pens) are available. Schools are limited to one class set of brushes each.