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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids 13: Crafts Around the World

This series features host Candie Cooper, who invites us to travel around the world and experience through the joy of making crafts the culture, arts and traditions that make the world unique. Produced by Katherine Stull, Inc. Closed-captioned.
Total Programs in Series: 13 x 30 minutes
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6. Japan (cc)

06. Japan (cc)

Japan Is an island country located east of Asia, made up of hundreds of smaller islands but four main islands. The country has a rich history with great ties to the past. Many of their cultural traditions have been handed down for generations. Our first craft is an adaptation of a temari ball which creates a beautiful round ornament. Temari is a traditional Japanese craft usually involving very intricate embroidery designs. We're creating a simple example using yarn. The next project is a bonsai tree. Bonsai is the term for all miniature trees in containers in pots. The word originated in China but has become a prevalent Japanese activity. The trimming of the miniature plants is an art form in Japan. Then, we're folding paper into a fish design. Folding paper or origami is a traditional craft of Japan using simple folding techniques to create intricate designs. In our picture today we're folding small squares of paper and mounting them on a board to form a picture. The last project teaches about traditional Japanese pottery and Japan's symbols. Imari porcelain is usually a milk white glaze with a few enameled colors. Florals, dragons, phoenix, bamboo, and birds are common subjects. 2011/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.

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