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These videos were prepared by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas to make the teaching and learning of aspects of East Asian culture available to students, teachers and community organizations. Videos include lessons on brush calligraphy, the Japanese are of furoshiki wrapping, elementary language and Samurai information particularly aimed at educators. Watch this space: More will be added as they are created.

Recent Submissions

  • Counting from 1 to 10 in Japanese 

    Norikami, Erika (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2016-09)
    Learn how to count from one to ten in Japanese.
  • Counting 11 to 19 in Japanese 

    Norikami, Erika (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2016-09)
    Learn how to count from 11-19 in Japese
  • "How Old Are You?" in Japanese 

    Norikami, Erika (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2016-09)
    Learn How to Say "How Old Are You?" in Japanese.
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Box/Present (K-12 Instructional Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2015-01-15)
    This is an instructional video on how to do two similar folds, wrapping a box for a present. This fold can be made out of any fabric and can be used in different sized and shaped boxes. The video is designed as a ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap Two Identical Objects (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-06-17)
    This is an instructional video on wrapping two identical objects in a very fashionable way. This will be a great way to carry two objects from the library!
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap Two Bottles using the Cross-Over Method (K-12 Instructional Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-09-10)
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to wrap two bottles as a present. This method can be used to wrap if you do not have a large, flat and stable working space. It would also be a great gift or a party favor. The ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap Two Bottles and Shoes (K-12 Instructional Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-08-17)
    This is an instructional video on wrapping two bottles. This way of wrapping is one of the most easiest and the most common way to wrap bottles. By carrying them in this way, the objects are very stable and do not bump ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Tissue Box (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-05-29)
    This is an instructional video on wrapping a tissue box. This would be a great way to decorate your room/house and to impress your guests! The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching about ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Box with a Handle (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-06-04)
    This is an instructional video on wrapping a box with a handle. This will be a great way to store and decorate various types of objects! The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching Japanese ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Bottle with a Flower on Top (K-12 Instructional Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2015-06-10)
    In this video, we will show you how to wrap a bottle inspired by the shapes of the flower and leaves. This would make a great presentation for your bottle as a present for someone or as a decoration at a party! The ...
  • How to Tie a Furoshiki Knot (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-05-28)
    This is an easy instructional video on tying a basic furoshiki tie called "mamusubi". The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching about Japanese culture to elementary to junior high school ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Bottle Inspired by Kimonos (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-09-10)
    This is an instructional video on wrapping one bottle. This is one of the more unique ways of presenting your furoshiki by wrapping your bottle. If the furoshiki wrapping goes well, it should end up looking like a kimono, ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Wrap a Bottle and an Umbrella (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-10-10)
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to do two similar folds that are based on rolling the furoshiki with a round object inside. The first one will be on how to wrap a bottle for a present or a decoration for a party, ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Fold a Bag (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2015-01-24)
    For this tutorial, we will be making a very simple, and super easy shopping bag! The video is designed as a supplemental hands-on material for teaching Japanese culture to elementary to junior high school students. This ...
  • Furoshiki: How to Carry a Box of Stuff (K-12 Instruction Series) 

    Murao, Emmi; McFarland, Jerusha (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2014-06-24)
    Hello! This tutorial is great for carrying a box of stuff, and this is especially helpful when you do not want to carry the box of stuff with both of your hands like when it's raining or when riding a bike! The video ...
  • How to Make an Otedama - Full Tutorial 

    Tsubaki, Lilly (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, 2016-08-10)
    Lilly Tsubaki shows the world how to create Odedama - a bean bag from her childhood - for the purpose of passing down knowledge and fun.