“jadoresimone:  Kyoto   ”

The red gate you see in the picture is the gate (torii) for one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. The color red is a charm against evil spirits for many shrines across Japan. Colors can have different meanings and messages around the world.

Japanese calligraphy -samurai- 侍

侍: Samurai. This word does not only means "Warrior". It also means "Idea of ​​the perfect man".It is very similar to the "Knight".

Black Carp // Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Japanese art Black carp by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Ukiyo-e style Intorduce children to chinese art, create a granulated wash for background and use a sharpee for koi fish- each student can make their own stamp out of an eraser: