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Winter 2005-2006

Hello world!

Posted: January 10th, 2011 by Kazuko Suzuki Carlson

Welcome to UVM Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Trivia Questions

Posted: January 2nd, 2006 by Kazuko Suzuki Carlson

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (A Happy New Year)!!

Here are the trivia questions. (Thank you, Josh! The first 6 questions are from Josh.) Please pick one, research, and post (if available and applicable, please add photo images). Please also make sure to include the references. If others have already responded to the question you chose, move on to another question. Due is this Wednesday at 4pm, but hurry! Others may have chosen your favorite trivia question to answer.

Have fun!

1. How old is the art of Origami and how did it start?

2. Are there any descendents of the Samurai living in Japan today?

3. What kinds of ethics and virtues did the Samurai follow?

4. What are some common superstitions in Japan?

5. Is it possible to ski down Mt. Fuji?

6. What are some examples of popular Japanese music today? (Bands, etc.)

7. What is shinkansen? How fast does it go?

8. What is kotatsu?

9. What are some famous traditional sports in Japan?

10. What are the average life expectancies for Japanese men and women?

11. Describe about Japanese cuisine.

12. What are the 3 most common Japanese last names?

Reading Assignment

Posted: December 28th, 2005 by Kazuko Suzuki Carlson

Read Popular Culture and Everyday Life by Yoshio Sugimoto (http://voyager.uvm.edu/ Go to Course Reserve and find the article under Suzuki) and post your comment by 4pm 12/29/05.

A Window into Japanese Culture

Posted: December 27th, 2005 by Kazuko Suzuki Carlson

Welcome to A Window into Japanese Culture. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic components of contemporary Japanese culture through lectures, readings, blog discussions, and presentations. It is also intended to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the basic Japanese culture through hands-on experiences of traditional cultural activities. Among the topics and activities to be covered are Japanese pop-culture, animation, calligraphy, flower arrangement, and Hiroshige’s art tour at the Fleming museum. In the end of the course, students will dine out together with the instructor at a local Japanese restaurant and celebrate the New Year’s, which is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan. I look forward to having a great class with you all.

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