Taste of Japan at St John's
KIMONOS, calligraphy and “hachimake” headbands were a feature at St John's Lutheran Primary School yesterday for the school's annual Japanese Festival Day.
“The reason behind it is to enhance the Japanese lessons we have and help learn about the culture,” Japanese teacher Deb Nelson said.
Students also learnt origami, performed a summer festival dance and watched a Japanese anime movie about traditional life in the 1930s.
A taste of the country was also available with a Japanese barbecue noodle lunch.
Some students wore authentic kimonos throughout the day while others wore shorter “happi” coats.
Ms Nelson said the students started learning the Japanese language from Prep and continued to Year 7.