DownloadVideo: How to Make an Origami Kabuto – Samurai Helmet
On Children’s Day in Japan (May 5), many school children will make origami kabuto helmets. Follow this video to make a mini version.
DownloadVideo: 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.
DownloadVideo: 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.
DownloadVideo: 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.
DownloadVideo: How to Haiku - Beyond 5 7 5
Paul Conneally, haiku poet, introduces the key elements of haiku in this video, illuminating some of the common pitfalls and misunderstandings of what haiku is about.
DownloadRadio Taiso Exercise Video
Radio Taiso is an exercise routine that has been practised for nearly 100 years in Japan. Old and young, physically fit and those with mobility issues can all experience the benefits of Radio Taiso.
Kamishibai originates from traditional Japanese street theatre in the form of picture card storytelling. Our digital kamishibai make Japanese stories easily accessible to all.