In Year 8 Japanese, we have studied many aspects of life in Japan. As well as learning the language, we also explored different cultural aspects of Japan. This included studying popular ‘cute culture’ and eating Japanese food in Term 3.
This term, we created kokeshi dolls—a traditional Japanese toy, considered by many as a good luck charm. Kokeshi dolls come in many shapes and sizes, and are often made from wood. The kokeshi we made were ceramic, but of a similar shape to those bought in Japan. We painted the dolls to depict different things. Some members of the class used a more traditional design of a girl in a kimono, while others showed off their creative flair and painted celebrities, animals, or even themselves. All in all, it was a fun activity, and we were able to have a keepsake of our work!
Dorothy Rae (8G)