Aristocratic Clothes for Everyone!
Japanese people dress up in yukata for many summer festivals. These traditional outfits, along with the more complex kimono, are a well-known and admired part of Japanese culture. But did you know that the yukata started off as aristocratic pajamas? That was just one of the many interesting facts shared today by the Academy's own Ichikawa Sensei. Ichikawa Sensei's presentation is especially interesting because the demonstration photos she uses to display the many kinds of kimono and yukata are actually photos of herself! Academy members really got drawn in by Ichikawa Sensei's deep understanding and first-hand experience. Then, they got drawn in to drawing kanji! Students got to create custom kimono avatars and draw their own favorite kanji with a digital paintbrush. The interactivity of the lesson really made it one that students will surely remember. Meanwhile, the clock was ticking as students headed into afternoon lessons and put the finishing touches on their research project presentations. Tomorrow, we'll all share what we learned about each of the different areas of Japan, as the students become the teachers!
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