Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Anime Club: Hiragana and Calligraphy

Last month for my anime club meeting, I thought it might be interesting to have the teens learn how to write in Japanese. I contacted a local university and luckily, one of the professors of Japanese was kind enough to come out and teach them some hiragana. Hiragana is "is the basic Japanese phonetic script. It represents every sound in the Japanese language." (Source)

She went over some of the basics and then wrote out the teens' names in hiragana.

From: Deviant Art
Then she passed out a sheet with some kanji characters along with brushes, ink, and rice paper and let the teens practice calligraphy. They had a lot of fun with this part!

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