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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

6. The Japanese Empire: 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D. (cc)

06. The Japanese Empire 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D. (cc)

Five projects from Japan acquaint viewers with this nation's history and culture. Projects include: Bunraku - This is a type of Japanese puppet theater. It developed from storytelling to a musical form in the 16th century. Bunraku stories are usually about Japanese myths and folk tales. People dressed in black, so they cannot be seen against a black background operate large puppets. Pagoda Frame - The Shitennoji Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple of Japan built in 593. The temple guard statues stand in fighting position at the opening of the pagoda. Pagodas have a traditional style and roof design. Bonsai - Although Bonsai first appeared in China; it was not until the 1100's in Japan that the art of Bonsai was developed. Bonsai are miniature or dwarf potted trees that are trimmed and shaped to a special design. Tea Lights - Paper lanterns have been used in Japanese homes and festivals for centuries. Hand crafted of bamboo and paper, they come in all shapes and sizes. Sand Garden - For centuries, Japanese Zen masters have cultivated gardens of harmoniously arranged rocks and white raked sand. These quiet gardens are designed for peaceful thinking. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana; Japan; Japan; Japan: Ainu People of Hokkaido; Japan: Concrete Jungle; Japan: Sumo Basho

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