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Up-beat Japanese Classes

Posted: 14-Aug-2019

Japan is a country rich in cultural traditions. Last week the Year 7 Japanese students were fortunate to experience one of these traditions – Japanese Taiko Drumming. 

Toshi san and Junko san from the Wadaiko Rindo Drumming Group visited the classes to play and talk about Taiko Drumming. They performed two pieces, which were quite breathtaking, and some students had the opportunity to play the Taiko drums. All agreed it was a fantastic experience.

In the same week, both Year 9 Japanese classes experienced an enriching incursion. Leanne from Kimono House came to the classes and taught students about yukata – traditional Japanese casual wear. Students chose a yukata to wear and helped each other ‘frock up’, guided by Leanne who taught the traditional way to put on the robe. By all accounts it was an extremely enjoyable experience – much more fun than just reading about yukatas!

The College is grateful to Toshi san and Junko san (Wadaiko Rindo Drumming Group) and to Leanne (Kimono House) for the enjoyable learning experiences that delighted our Year 7 and 9 Japanese students in these early weeks of August. 


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