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Quick Idea: Paper Fan: Fans are both useful and symbolic. The colors and how the fans are held have a special meaning.

606-1 Bunraku: This is a type of Japanese puppet theater. It developed from storytelling to a musical form in the 16th century. Bunraku stories are usually about Japanese myths and folk tales. People dressed in black, so they cannot be seen against a black background operate large puppets.

606-1 Pagoda Frame: The Shitennoji Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist temple
of Japan built in 593. The temple guard statues stand in fighting
position at the opening of the pagoda. Pagodas have a traditional style
and roof design.

Itty Bitty Red Hand 606-2 Bonsai:Although Bonsai first appeared in China; it was not until the 1100’s in Japan that the art of Bonsai was developed. Bonsai are miniature or dwarf potted trees that are trimmed and shaped to a special design.

606-3 Tea Lights: Paper lanterns have been used in Japanese homes and festivals for centuries. Hand crafted of bamboo and paper, they come in all shapes and sizes.

606-4 Sand Garden: For centuries, Japanese Zen masters have cultivated gardens of harmoniously arranged rocks and white raked sand. These quiet gardens are designed for peaceful thinking.


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