Regular: Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sweets Making in a Kimono(2:15)

Warm Up

  1. Have you ever worn a Kimono or a Yukata before? How do you wear it? Did you like it?
  2. Have you ever experienced Japanese tea ceremony? How was it? Please let your teachers know the manners and rules.
  3. Are there any other traditional Japanese arts or ceremonies?

Listening

Before the video: Teachers will read the following questions aloud, please prepare for listening!
After the video: Did you get it? If not, please tell your teacher specifically which part you didn’t understand. Let’s review the video again 🙂
  1. What are Kimono made out of?
  2. When and how did tea ceremonies start?
  3. What does the host enjoy the “Japanese way of doing things”?
Key Words & Phrases
Do you understand the following Key Words & Phrases? Your teacher will select Key Words & Phrases and ask you about their meanings.
If you don’t understand, your teacher can explain them. Afterwards, try to use the Key Words & Phrases to make a sentence!
  1. We’re going to make Japanese sweets, dress in a traditional kimono, and be taken through the steps of a Japanese tea ceremony.
  2. Kimono is basically made of just one fabric.
  3. There’s a very important part to dressing in the kimono, so they’re going to teach us how to get dressed.
  4. Now that we’re fully dressed in our kimono, it’s time to head up for the tea ceremony.
  5. Tea ceremonies started in the 1600s. It’s the combination of Shintoism and also the Zen, which is related to harmony and transience.
  6. I didn’t realize it started with samurais, which is something I found out and I would definitely come back.
  7. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos throughout the place, and even dress up as a samurai warrior.
  8. I think the thing I like most about the Japanese way of doing things is simplicity can equal such beauty
  9. This has been such a delightful experience, learning about the history of the kimono.
  10. We got to make some traditional Japanese sweets, and then the tea ceremony, a ritual that’s been happening for hundreds of years.
  1. Which do you prefer, western or Japanese sweets? Why?
  2. Can you recommend any unique Japanese activities or things to your teacher?
  3. What makes traditional Japanese culture different from other countriesculture?

Tongue Twister

  1. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
  2. I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.
  3. She sees cheese.
  4. He threw three free throws.
  5. So, this is the sushi chef?
  6. They think that this Thursday is the thirtieth.

Script

00:08 – Today we’re going to explore

00:10 some Japanese history and tradition.

00:12 We’re going to make Japanese sweets,

00:15 dress in a traditional kimono,

00:17 and be taken through the steps of a Japanese tea ceremony.

00:28 – Kimono is basically made of just one fabric.

00:32 – There’s a very important part to dressing in the kimono,

00:36 so they’re going to teach us how to get dressed.

00:40 All right, nice and snug.

00:43 Now that we’re fully dressed in our kimono,

00:45 it’s time to head up for the tea ceremony.

00:52 – Tea ceremonies started in 1600s.

00:54 It’s the combination of Shintoism and also the Zen,

00:59 which is related to harmony and transience.

01:06 – Wow, that’s beautiful.

01:09 – I thought it was really fun.

01:10 I like being able to dress up in the kimono.

01:12 The ceremony was really interesting.

01:14 I didn’t realize it started with samurais,

01:16 which is something I found out

01:17 and I would definitely come back.

01:21 – There are plenty of opportunities

01:22 to take photos throughout the place,

01:24 and even dress up as a samurai warrior.

01:31 Now it’s time to learn how to make some Japanese sweets.

01:37 I think the thing I like most

01:39 about the Japanese way of doing things

01:41 is simplicity can equal such beauty.

01:45 How’s that?

01:47 Thank you.

01:49 This has been such a delightful experience,

01:52 learning about the history of the kimono.

01:54 We got to make some traditional Japanese sweets,

01:58 and then the tea ceremony, a ritual

01:59 that’s been happening for hundreds of years.

02:02 This has been the perfect way

02:04 to immerse ourselves in the culture of Japan.

Listening answers:

  1. one piece of fabric
  2. in the 1600s by samurai
  3. simplicity can equal beauty