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Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)

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Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)

The Setsubun festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is celebrated annually in Japan between 2 - 4 February depending on the year. This lesson gives students the chance to learn how children in Japan celebrate the arrival of spring.

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.

Japan Activity Chest

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Japan Activity Chest

Traditional and modern aspects of Japan are brought to life with this chest of over 50 authentic Japanese artefacts.

First Steps Poster Packs

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First Steps Poster Packs

Each pack contains brightly coloured A1 posters and other linked resources which together form a comprehensive unit of study on Japan for the foundation stage.

Kamishibai Set

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Kamishibai Set

Kamishibai is a traditional storytelling technique popularised by travelling performers who visited rural communities to tell stories using picture boards slotted into a theatre-style wooden frame.

Soroban (Japanese Abacus)

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Soroban (Japanese Abacus)

Class sets of the Japanese abacus as well as large teaching soroban are available. Schools are limited to one class set and one teaching soroban only each.