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Omatsuri -Bon-odori-

Students work through a series of activities based on the theme of bon-odori.

How to use the resource

This unit of work comprises of a PPT presentation and a series of task sheets.

Bon-odori (PPT 24196KB)

Activity 1: Learn about bon-odori

Students learn vocabulary related to bon-odori.

Worksheet: Vocabulary bon-odori (Word 804KB)

Activity 2: Yukata

Students learn about the yukata and make their original yukata with origami.

Worksheet: Yukata (Word 969KB) Teacher’s note: Yukata (Word 534KB)

Activity 3: Kanji

Students learn the kanji ‘matsuri’.

Worksheet: Kanji (Word 212KB)

Activity 4: Uchiwa making

Students design their original fan and describe it in simple Japanese.

Worksheet: Uchiwa making (Word 285KB)

Activity 5: Learn the bon-odori dance.

Students learn how to dance bon-odori in Japanese


Teacher’s note: How to dance (Word 18KB)

Activity 6: Invite a friend

Students learn how to invite a friend to bon-odori.

Worksheet: Invite a friend (Word 1250KB)
Teacher’s note: Invite a friend (Word 1216KB)

Activity 7: Research other styles of dance in the world

Students research different dance types in the world and present one in simple Japanese.

Worksheet: Research (Word 97KB)

Web Links

Bon-odori no sekai

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