Connections with Japan Videos
Connections with Japan: Sushi
Sachiko Murphy explains types of sushi, it's origins, and it's cultural connections. Then she shows her student, Carin, how to make sushi, discusses the ingredients involved, and explains the Japanese idiom "packed like sushi."
Connections with Japan: Sumou
Sachiko Murphy covers aspects of sumou wrestling, sumou's cultural significance, and how matches are conducted. Then she shows two students how to make origami sumou wrestlers, name their wrestlers and carry out a match.
Connections with Japan: Manga
Sachiko Murphy talks about the art of manga, its history, and styles of manga animation.
Connections with Japan: Kabuki
Sachiko Murphy talks about the history of kabuki theater, then two of her students prepare for a kabuki performance. Sachiko Murphy also demonstrates how to dress someone in a kimono and shows examples of kabuki theater.