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Targeted Websites for
Journey to Japan

General Resources on Japan:
Many Topics
Reading Level Key

CIA World Fact Book: Japan
Japan: A Country Study (Library of Congress)
Teaching and Learning About Japan
Web Japan

KidsWeb Japan

No symbol = On/about grade level

= Challenging

= Everybody

 

Specific Topics: Traditional Japanese Culture

Clothing
Traditional Japanese Garments
Brief History of Japanese Clothing

Education/School
Education: Basic Information
Education in Japan

Etiquette
Japanese Etiquette
Bowing

Fans
Folding Fans (Ougi)
Kyo Sensu (Folding Fans)

Festivals & Holidays
(Select ONE festival or holiday to research.)

Many topics
Japanese Fesitivals and Celebrations
Japanese Culture & Festivals
Japanese National Holidays
Children's Day
Children’s Day
Obon Festival
Obon
Peace Festival
56th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing
Shichi-go San
Basic Information
Shogatsu (New Year)
Japanese New Year
New Year's Day
New Year's Holidays
Tanabata Festival
Basic Information
Japanese Tanabata Festival
Star Festival or Tanabata
Tanabata Festival 1

Food/Cooking/Eating Customs
Japanese Cuisine
Japanese Meals
Japan Culinary History

Games, Sports, & Recreation
Kendama
Japanese Games & Sports

Homes/Houses
Japanese Houses
Basic Information

Marriage/Weddings
Basic Information
Traditional Japanese Weddings

Martial Arts
(Select ONE martial art to research.)

Many Topics
Virtual Museum: Martial Arts
Movies of Japanese Martial Arts
Martial Arts & Weapons
Japanese Martial Arts
Judo
History and Philosophy of Judo
Karate
History of Karate
Kendo
Kendo Practice
Sumo
Sumo: Basic Information
Sumo Wrestling History
The History of Sumo
Sumo Wrestling
Introduction to Japanese Sumo
About Sumo

Religion/Philosophy
(Select ONE religion/philosophy to research.)

Buddhism
Buddhism: Basic Information
Buddhism
Confucianism
Japanese Confucianism: Basic Information
Shinto
Shinto: Basic Information
Shinto
Shinto

Performing Arts
(Select ONE performing art to research.)

Many Topics
Virtual Museum: Perf
orming Arts
Bunraku
World of Bunraku
(see video links at bottom)
History of Bunraku
Kabuki
Basic Information
Noh (No) Drama
Basic Information
Noh Dancing: Origins

Poetry
Tanka and Haiku Poetry
Haiku
Tanka

Samurai
History of Samurai
The Samurai: Warrior Class of Japan
Samurai Archives
Samurai Helmet

Traditional Arts
(Select ONE traditional pastime to research.)

Many Topics
Virtual Museum: Pastimes

Ikebana (Flower Arranging)
About Ikebana: History
Ikebana International
Bonsai/Japanese Gardens
Bonsai: Basic Information
Japanese Gardens: Basic Information
Japanese Garden
Origami
Origami History: The Art of Paper Folding
Shodo
(Calligraphy)
Shodo
Intro. to Japanese Calligraphy
Shodo
Shodo history
Tea Ceremony
Basic Information
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Chanoyu, The Japanese tea ceremony