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Be the first to write a review About this product. Told via a series of short text blocks and lighthearted illustrations based on cats, "Japanese Traditions" displays seasonal festivals and activities such as "O-Bon" Festival of the Souls , O-hanami cherry blossom viewing and preparing for the New Year. While enjoying the charming illustrations of a family of Japanese cats, the author shares her warm childhood memories of many Japanese customs, such as gathering around the "kotatsu" heated table to stay warm, throwing soybeans to keep away ogres and hanging handmade "teru-teru-bozu" fine-weather dolls out the window to stop the rain.
There are also many traditional Japanese games, toys, foods and celebrations taught through the illustrations. All in all, "Japanese Traditions" provides a magical feast for children of all ages. Additional Product Features Dewey Edition. Soft, appealing cartoon illustrations of the cuddly, expressive cats dressed in traditional Japanese clothing are full of detail and humor. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy perusing the playful illustrations and learning about traditional Japanese culture. Japanese Traditions is a wonderful resource for any home or school to have.
It's a friendly, nostalgic look at the country, filled with the bustling details of the everyday life of Japanese families in the countryside as they experience it twelve months of the year. As may be expected, it focuses on various customs, including those that involve cherry blossoms. Voices, "Japanese Traditionsis completely charming. And for anyone who wonders how life in Japan used to be when people lived closer to the earth, the seasons and each other, this is a sweet, fun, entertaining primer. Show More Show Less.
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Add to Cart. Any Condition Any Condition. See all 5. My children have seen many of the items I brought back with me from Japan, and now they and I can better understand the meaning behind them. Some I bought simply because they were beautiful, and others because I found them interesting. At the end of the book are extra things to go back into each month to look for.
It makes it more like a little game for the kids. Japanese Traditions is a wonderful resource for any home or school to have. Feb 09, mei rated it it was amazing. Sep 15, Carol rated it it was amazing. Fell in love with this book as soon as I saw it!
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The beautiful, minutely crafted details in each section of artwork on each page of color and hue and delicate detail makes my heart happy :. Feb 08, Starbubbles rated it really liked it Shelves: kid-lit. This was a super cute read, and just perfect for smaller kids.
The pictures are bright and colorful. They have a lot going on in them, and capture the different months and seasons perfectly.
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It was truly a goodie I feel fortunate to have read. Oct 04, Marie rated it really liked it. This is really well done. The detailed illustrations are not useful for group sharing, but are perfect to pour over. This book presents quite a lot of information about life in Japan, the kind of information that children will find interesting.
There is even a "look more closely" game at the end of the book. This is a good book to lead kids to look for photos and more information. Nov 06, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: japan , read-with-the-kids. This was a really rich book. It takes you through a year of Japanese life and focuses on the traditions and holidays from the perspective of a child.
I really enjoyed this book! Mar 09, silvia rated it liked it Shelves: culture , non-fiction. Japanese life, tradition, and season are interestingly presented in this book. It becomes more interesting since the writers use colorful pictures to portray the stories. Hence, this book is enjoyable to be read by adults and children. Love it! Jan 20, A rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-japan , children-multicultural , children-owned , children-read , children-books-we-love , children-read-in This is one of the books that my children just keep reading over and over again.
The illustrations are incredibly cute and the information in the book is very interesting. My kids love to compare our activities with those of children in Japan. Sep 08, Vitaly rated it it was amazing. Imagine a book that would help you introduce to the basics of Japanese traditions, endlessly entertain, charming, sweet, and super positive. This is that book.
A book for everyone, that just made my day that much brighter :. Jan 05, Dgg32 rated it it was amazing. A concise book with very kawaii illustrations, people are personificated as cats! The books shed lights on the diverse unique traditions and festivals and food.
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If possible, please add the original Japanese words for those concepts. Aug 19, Deborah Martinez rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s-books. A great book for kids and adults a like to learn about Japan and their traditions. Jan 26, Polly rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-books , nice-books , picture-books , worth-re-reading. A delightful book which will make you feel like you're a Japanese cat, and will give you all kinds of wonderful ideas for traditions your family could adopt, if you're that sort of people! My rated it really liked it May 23, Kerry rated it really liked it Dec 18, Danielle rated it liked it Aug 01, M Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Lissa Clouser rated it really liked it Jan 19, Ines C rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Nicole rated it really liked it Feb 12, Graciela Marsh rated it it was amazing Feb 18, Knitting Witch rated it it was amazing May 15,