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Author Otowa, Rebecca.

Title My awesome Japan adventure : a diary about the best 4 months ever! / written and illustrated by Rebecca Otowa.

Publication Info. Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  J 915.2 OTO    DUE 10-05-20
 New Lenox PL Juvenile Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  J 915.2 OTO    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Summary "Ever heard of micro sushi? Have you played karuta before? Neither did I, until I spent four months in Japan living with a Japanese family." Dan, the narrator of My Awesome Japan Adventure, is a typical American fifth grader, who spends four months with a Japanese family as an exchange student. Although he initially finds it difficult to adjust, Dan is soon having fun wherever he goes--and recording all of his adventures in a diary. With the help of his Japanese foster brother and sister, Daisuke and Mari, Dan visits a Ninja village, tries new foods, learns brush painting, and shares the inside scoop on Japanese school life. Readers of all ages will love experiencing life in Japan from a kid's point of view! Dan's adventures include: My First Week of School Visiting a Ninja Village Fun with Origami Practicing Aikido Making Mochi And much more ... "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Going to Japan (On the plane ride over, Dan jots down all the questions he has about life in Japan.) -- My First Impressions (Dan meets the Marutas and catches a few glimpses on the way home from the airport.) -- A Japanese Breakfast (Japanese breakfast foods -- a salty surprise!) -- My First Week of School (Japanese school is sooooo different!) -- Fun With Origami (Make a flower to give to someone you love.) -- Daisuke's Grandfather (On "Respect for Elders Day", grandpa reminisces about olden times in Japan.) -- The Rice Harvest (A family affair) -- Making Onigiri (Japan's favorite "fast food") -- Visiting a Budokan (Dan experiences Japanese martial arts first-hand.) -- How to Bow Like a Japanese (Daisuke teaches Dan this timeless art.) -- The Tea Ceremony (Mari invites Dan to see how the ancient rituals of Japan are still practiced.) -- Micro Sushi (A great way to get used to the idea of raw fish!) -- Daisuke's Brush Painting Class (The elegant art of shodo) -- Writing in Japanese (The basics of kana and kanji) -- Going to the Shrine (The Marutas take Dan to a local Shinto shrine to experience Japan's religious traditions.) -- Family Fun (Dan compares his family's hobbies at home to those of the Daisuke family.) -- Meet the Real Ninjas (Western kids can never get enough of these stealthy warriors!) -- A Trip to Osaka (A day in a big city) -- Christmas and New Year (One holiday is lots bigger than the other. Guess which!) -- Karuta Cards (A traditional New Year's game) -- Making Mochi (A culinary art that requires a lot of elbow grease!) -- Kids on the Loose (What Japanese kids usually do for fun!) -- Souvenirs of My Stay (Dan looks over all the souvenirs of his time in Japan.) -- On My Next Trip ...(Dan thinks about all the things he wants to do the next time he goes to Japan...).
Subject Children -- Travel -- Japan -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Travel -- Japan.
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia.
Children -- Travel. (OCoLC)fst00855175
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9784805312162 hardback
4805312165 hardback

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