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Central Elementary fifth-graders learn about Japanese culture

Joe Schmitt being fitted with a hachimaki, which is a stylized headband in Japanese culture, usually made of red or white cloth. They are worn as a symbol of effort or courage by the wearer, or to simply keep sweat off of one’s face.
Ellie Alexander (far left) and Aussiana Hodil being fitted for a kimono.
Brady Fanuele, Jacob Stratemeier, Daniel Leyes and Garrison Docherty wearing some traditional Japanese clothing.
Jessica Keenan being fitted and Saige Deliman getting assistance with the belt.

The Japan-American Society of Pennsylvania visited fifth grade classrooms at Central Elementary as a culmination of a unit students are exploring about Japanese history and culture. Students read the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” folded origami cranes in art class and are completing research about Japanese history and culture during library time.

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