In Term 3, YYLC students are learning about Japanese food culture including eating manners and cooking techniques. Last week, students explored the history of chopsticks, different styles of chopsticks and how to use them correctly.
In Week 1 and 2, students have learned about Furoshiki wrapping cloth.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese fabric which has existed in Japan for over 1200 years. Students explored the history of Furoshiki, and how to use them. Since Furoshiki is reusable, we discussed about being eco-friendly and reducing paper wrapping waste.
In Week 1 and 2, students have explored Tanabata which is a Star Festival and celebrated every year on July 7.
Tanabata is based on a Chinese legend. It celebrates the meeting of two stars which are usually separated by the Milky Way.
Students learned how people celebrate the festival throughout Japan. As a Tanabata decoration, students wrote their wishes on strips of paper.
As a part of the 100 Days of School celebration, students have been practicing to say "やったー! (Yatta~!)" which means "Hooray" in Japanese. Students are very excited when saying "やったー! Yatta~!" and ready for the 100 Days of School next week.