Kaiawase – Culture Exchange Class (Japanese at WLV Uni)

The last class before the Easter break, semester 2… Our teacher gave our little language class the chance to try either Japanese calligraphy or Kaiawase (shell painting) and we chose the latter. ☆ ~(‘▽^人)  Out came the box of shells, an array of paints and paintbrushes, and some awesome (untranslatable) Japanese newspapers that were about…

貝合わせ – Kai Awase (Shell Painting and Matching Game)

At around the same time as the Vikings began there first landings on the North-East coast of Britain, pillaging and raiding and burning and killing (8th Century), the Japanese were engaging in civilized games such as ‘Kai Awase’. Kai Awase is a matching game, much like today’s card matching games in which a person flips two…