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Leonora Sophie Hawgood
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Miyakojima - Naseirakuenblog - SHIGIRA RESORT
Recent writing & photographic contributions have been for this plush resort's blog... http://www.nanseirakuen.com/en/blog/index.html

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Kawaguchi ko, HOTELS
Lake Kawaguchi is a great day trip from Tokyo although very long, so my tip would be to book up a night somewhere and enjoy the lush scenery and the beautiful lake and some of the many activities around the area too. In my top 3, we have a dog-friendly plac...

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Kawaguchi ko 2014 - The walking tour!
Walking around the whole of the lake....with a dog! Lake Kawaguchi is an amazing spot for tourists from Tokyo. Allow at least one night stay to make it all worthwhile. (See my next post for hotel recommendations.) Travel : Express trains run from Shinjuku s...

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Japan ~ Kimono
Starting the Japan them was a lot of fun as the class had so many gems to share with us. Here are some lavender fields in Hokkaido! Our first project after the map was designing some amazing, traditional kimonos. Everyone had ideas about what they looked li...

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Japan - Kokeshis Part 2
Moving from paper to wood and our delivery of dolls had come. The class were super pumped to paint their own dolls. We had discussed in detail the designs on some of the dolls I had brought in to show them and they were really excited. They all worked hard ...

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Japan -The Kokeshi project...Part One
A long standing Japanese tradition is the one of the Kokeshi. Today we started ur project with discussion and paper art. Each member of the class designed their own Kokeshi with original detail and colour. There were a few ninja kokeshis too! You can see th...

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Japan- Interpretive Art
A fun project is listening to music and watching the class respond with movement, with art, with anything! While we were studying Japan as a theme, we listened to some J-Pop music, ...and some Okinawan folk music. Everyone's reactions were different but all...

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Japan - Samurai Hats
A super fun & easy project for the afternoon and one the class can be proud of instantly! Try out the Kabuto Samurai helmets! 

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JAPAN!!!
We live there...we love there!!!  Children love to rip, to cut and to glue more than anything! This collage of Japanese print paper was the perfect opportunity to start our Geography lesson from Japan. We learnt about the NORTH (Hokkaido), the NORTHEAST (Se...

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Brazil ~ Rain stick
We built a rainforest and decorated our classroom with so much green and also pictures of animals. This was the best activity for them. The took the hammer, lots of nails and focussed so hard on adding as many nails as possible to make everything work.    T...
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