Cultural Festival! November 22nd 2007 This is the first time I really felt like I was a part of the Cultural Festival preparations. Last year, all I did was watch and I did participate in the teacher's chorus performance and cook tacos with my students, but this year...more work!
About a month before the actual cultural festival, one of the teachers asked me if I wanted to try playing the koto. It's a 13 stringed instrument that is ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tottori » Tottori In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more