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The Japan Society has a range of free online resources to engage and inspire students and support teaching about Japan.
Most resources are designed so they can be used in a classroom or learning environment without specialist equipment, but can also be used in conjunction with our physical Loan Resources.
You can browse all the materials or Search Resources by Subject, Key Stage, Age, Resource Type or Keyword to find those which best meet your needs. Lesson plans and accompanying resources can be viewed online or downloaded from the relevant pages. Topics include: manga, cultural festivals, traditional storytelling and more.
Educators can use the online resources to:
- Teach a standalone lesson
- Follow a larger scheme of work
- Pick an individual activity to incorporate into their planned teaching
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please Contact Us as we may be able to help or put you in touch with someone else who can.
5 Minute Focus Activities
These short and simple craft activities introduce an aspect of Japanese culture, require minimal equipment, and are suitable for all.
Video: How to Make an Origami Kabuto – Samurai Helmet
Video: How to Make a Teru Teru Bozu – Sunshine Charm Doll
Video: How to Make a Chouchin – Lantern
Video: How to Make an Origami Uchiwa – Paper Fan
Kamishibai originates from traditional Japanese street theatre in the form of picture card storytelling. More Kamishibai Information & Resources >>
Manga (comics or graphic novels) are a Japanese form of visual storytelling and are increasingly popular outside of Japan. These lessons give students an introduction to the history and cultural significance of Manga in Japan and as an art form.
Introducing Manga to the Art Classroom
Manga: Lesson 1 - Manga Style
Manga: Lesson 2 - Japanese Manga Artists
Festivals & Seasonal Events
O Hanami (April)
Hina-matsuri - The Dolls Festival (March)
New Year’s Celebrations (January)
Children’s Day (May)
Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)
Ready Steady NihonGO!
Ready Steady NihonGO!