Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 9: Cultural Traditions of the Islands (cc)

This series explores different cultures and fun things about different parts of the world - with one special twist - a concentration on islands. Each program visits one island and viewers learn about the island's culture and habitat through hands-on crafts. It's all about getting to know people of other cultures, not Click for more

12. Japan (cc)

12. Japan (cc)

Japan, or Nippon, means, "the land of the rising sun." Japan consists of 4 major and over 4000 smaller islands and is a mostly mountainous country. It is a major economic force in the world. Its culture is ancient with centuries of Asian influence and tradition. Japanese culture reveres simplicity, but loves ceremony and elaborate rituals. Many art forms are represented in Japan and the practice of art is itself a cultural tradition. The four how-to crafts in this program include: Eraser Prints; Origami Scene; Kakejiku; Tanabata Lantern. 2007/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: Japan; The Japanese Empire: 300 A.D. to 1800 A.D.; Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana; Japan: Ainu People of Hokkaido; Japan: Concrete Jungle; Japan: Sumo Basho

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