こどものひ Children’s day

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Richy and his grandpa will show you how Japanese people celebrate Children’s Day in Japan.

Level: Main text – Level 5; Captions – Level 8
Script: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji characters with Furigana 子 供 日 本 人 何 祝 男 女 元 気 今 来 入 出 食 言 乗 見 行 家 族 花 強 着 物 新 聞 (all applicable Kanji from the Senior Japanese Syllabus) and 刀 紙
Char: 628 in total (main text: 221 and captions: 407)
Pages: 20
Type: Information report
Style: A5 saddle-stitched booklet

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Sentence examples:

  • さむらいの 着物を 着ます。
    They wear samurai kimono.
  • さあ、子供の日を 祝いましょう。
    Well, let us celebrate Children’s Day.
  • さむらいのように 強くなるように。
    I want to be as strong as the samurai.

Main text: In alignment with the Australian curriculum (Years 7 to 8 band plan achievement standards)

  • Use verbs ましょう to plan and offer suggestions
  • Read and write using high-frequency kanji for verbs
  • Build cohesion in texts and elaborate on the meanings using grammatical elements, such as conjunctions, e.g., だから

Captions: In alignment with the Senior Japanese syllabus and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

  • Plain form verbs, including past tense and negative forms
  • ますstem V に行く: purpose (N5)
  • Nのように: describing (N4)
  • て: connect sentences (N5)
  • Vてくれる: favors/giving/receiving (N4)
  • Vたら: conditional if/when (N4)
  • Vても: even though (N4)
  • Plain V + というN: N that V (N3)
  • Plain Vように: to wish (N4)
  • こんなふうに: In this way/just like this (N2)

Cultural note from the author:

Every year, children in Japan look forward to the 5th of May, which is Children’s Day. This day signifies good health and wishes for a good future for the children. It was originally held for boys only. However, in 1948, this day was registered as a national holiday and became a special day for both boys and girls. Therefore, the traditional celebrative ways that are introduced in this book mostly comprise boy-related themes. While some of the traditional practices have been simplified for the modern era, many families still practice these traditional methods.

ISBN: 13-978-1-925808-07-0

Additional information

Weight 70 g
Dimensions 149 × 211 × 2.5 mm

1 review for こどものひ Children’s day

  1. Charlie

    Easy to read, amazing illustrations and great content overall

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