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School Caravan: SMJK (C) Phor Tay

(Penang, Sept 21 ) 26 Japanese language class students from SMJK (C) Phor Tay joined the School Caravan at Consulate-General of Japan. They were accompanied by their Assistant Principal Ms. Tan Soh Moy and Japanese language teacher Ms. Vallen Chew.

The event started with a slide presentation of “Brief Introduction to Japan” and “Study in Japan” which introduced to the students the paths and the different ways to further study in Japan. The school caravan also featured Origami workshop and Japanese traditional games.

Presentation on Study in Japan by Consul Mr. Nishizawa
Students folding origami koma at the origami workshop

All the students enjoyed making their own origami Koma 独楽 (spinning top)  with the guidance from the   Japanese instructors.  After the Origami workshop, students were also introduced to play the real koma and Kendama (けん玉) during the game session. The Kendama is made up of the “Ken” (spike) and the “Tama” (ball) which is connected to the body by a string.  There are many tricks and variations in Kendama such as juggling the ball in the 3 cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways.  Mastering kendama requires  practice, focus, patience, and creativity.

Students with their origami Koma
Kendama (けん玉)
Student playing kendama

Hina Matsuri Dolls was set up to introduce Japanese culture to the students
Ms. Tan Soh Moy, Asst. Principal of SMJK (C) Phor Tay presenting souvenirs to Consul Mr. Nishizawa.

Group photo session.
Consulate-General of Japan conducts a school caravan from time to time upon request of schools, introducing and promoting mutual understanding in terms of Japanese language, custom, and culture