Asia- Japan is in this continent

calligraphy- the art of handwriting with ink and brush

futon- a thick cotton pad to sleep on at night

Haiku- is poetry with only three lines.  The first and third line have 5 syllables, the second has seven.

Hiroshima-  The first city in the world to suffer atomic bombing. The atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima by the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 bomber, at 8:15 in the morning of August 6, 1945


Honshu- Japan's largest island

Japan-means source of the sun.  It is also called the land of the rising sun

Kendo-  the oldest form of Japanese martial arts, is Japanese style fencing or sword fighting.  It means " the way of the sword."

origami-an ancient Japanese art of paper folding

Mt. Fuji- Japan's highest mountain and still an active volcano

Noh-oldest form of traditional theatre, combing words, music, and dance to tell stories about Japanese history, folktales, and legends.

Shikoku -smallest island in Japan

sushi- patties of rice with vinegar and raw fish wrapped in seaweed

tatami- woven straw mat

tempura- batter fried fish and vegetables

Tokyo-the capital of Japan

yen - Japanese money   


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