Students in Japanese clothing

Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Come to understand the role of a daimyo and fold an origami samurai helmet to take home. Learn the importance of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony to the samurai by taking part in a mock tea ceremony. Run your fingers over a cloisonné board to appreciate the process of these master craftsmen. See the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum’s collection of netsukes and discover the how they were worn when trying on authentic Japanese clothing to pose for a group photo.

Grades 2-6.

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