DownloadSupporting the Arts & Culture for Peace Initiative
This page provides some background information and materials to support schools outlines taking part in the activities for the Arts & Culture for Peace Initiative.
DownloadReligion in Japan - Shrines and Temples
In this lesson, students will learn about the two main religions in Japan, Shinto and Buddhism. They will find out about both shrines (Shinto) and temples (Buddhist), some of their features, the customs associated with them, and the part they play in everyday life.
DownloadKamishibai: Swim, Swim, Koinobori
A kamishibai story about how a young boy and a child koi flag are brought together by chance on Children's Day and learn that families come in all shapes and sizes.
DownloadFestivals & Seasonal Celebrations
Japan has many festivals and seasonal celebrations throughout the year. See our list of lesson links for each celebrations. There is also our complete collection of activity packs!
DownloadKamishibai: The Spider's Thread (Kuno no Ito)
The Spider’s thread is a well-known story in Japan. It is a moral fable inspired by Buddhist beliefs about good, evil and redemption, written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published in 1918. This kamishibai is suitable for KS3 and above.
DownloadJapanese Sports Quiz
Introduce students to six traditional Japanese sports and martial arts (Karate, Judo, Kendo, Kyudo, Yabusame, and Sumo) using this short and fun interactive quiz.
DownloadJapanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 6
Focusing on giving in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 5 explores the links between giving to others and its impact on positive wellbeing through the customs and culture of Japan.
DownloadJapanese Culture and Wellbeing - Lesson 5
Focusing on learning in the '5 Ways to Wellbeing', Lesson 5 explores the links between positive wellbeing and the development of new skills and knowledge through the Japanese art of manga.