Girl in a classroom at Prep Class At St Mary's Colchester in Essex

Year 5s embrace Japanese culture at embassy visit

22 November 2017

A visit to the Embassy of Japan in London gave Year 5 girls and those who attend Japanese Club an insight into Japanese life. They took part in ‘Club Taishikan’, a workshop for students which introduced them to the ancient art of calligraphy, where they were able to practice writing Japanese Kanji characters using brushes and ink.  They also took part in traditional dancing, including the Yosakoi ceremonial group dance. Dressed in happi coats, they had mastered an impressive dance routine by the end of the session.  After saying “Sayonara” (goodbye) to the Japanese embassy staff, the pupils received a Japanese goody bag as a souvenir of their visit. 


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