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Teacher Resources from the Denver Art Museum

Explore the Denver Art Museum’s comprehensive collection of lesson plans and resources for educators. Lessons range from 30 to 50 minutes, and are based on objects from the Denver Museum’s Japanese collection. Resources available for all ages and learning levels.

Provided by Denver Art Museum

The Way of Tea

Discover the rich history of the Japanese tea gathering.

Provided by Asian Art Museum

About Teabowls

In Japanese, the word for bowl is chawan, and most Japanese people use chawan every day to eat rice. The word chawan, however, does not mean “rice bowl,” but “teabowl.” This is because such bowls were originally used, not for rice, but for tea! Learn what qualities make a teabowl.

Provided by Kyoto National Museum

About Tea Kettles

Learn about the way of tea by exploring a variety of tea implements and practices dating back to the Kamakura period (1185-1333).

Provided by Kyoto National Museum

Chado: The Japanese Tea Gathering

This lesson introduces students to the Japanese tea ceremony to consider the art and the tradition of the tea ceremony and study the serving pieces used in the ceremony by participating in a tea ceremony. Students will learn the importance of the performance of tea ceremony through the history of how it became what it is today.

Provided by Cleveland Museum of Art

Experience Chanoyu

Students will examine the guiding principles of a tea gathering, simulate a thick tea (koicha) gathering; and demonstrate how the host and guests show respect to one another.

Provided by Asian Art Museum

The Magic Teakettle

Listen to the Japanese story about a magical raccoon-dog, or tanuki, who uses its shape shifting powers to reward its rescuer for his kindness.

Provided by Asian Art Museum
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Find out more about TeachJapan.
Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s TeachJapan is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Additional support is provided by Susan and Kevin McCabe.

Teach Japan was created in collaboration with the following arts organizations: