Classroom Resources

Omatsuri -Bon-odori-

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

Level: Primary, Junior_Secondary

How to use the resource

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



Activity 1: Learn about bon-odori

Students learn vocabulary related to bon-odori.


Activity 2 : Yukata

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



Activity 3 : Kanji

Students learn the kanji 'matsuri'.


Activity 4 : Uchiwa making

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


Activity 5 : Learn the bon-odori dance.

Students learn how to dance bon-odori in Japanese

Video_'Tankobushi'


Activity 6 : Invite a friend

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



Activity 7 : Research other styles of dance in the world

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


Useful website

Bon-odori no sekai