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Looking to use Japan in your General classroom?

You'll also cover the themes of: Asia

Japan

Unit Category(s):
Our Musical World
Grades(s):
General
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Overview

Celebrate the customs and culture of Japan with John Jacobson by traveling, singing and fan dancing to Momiji (The Maple Leaves). (Recommended K-5)

This song is called “Momiji” in Japanese. The title of the song 紅葉 has two meanings: “Autumn Colors” and “Red Leaves”.

Translation

Autumn leaves are visible in the mountains illuminated by the autumn sunset.
There are dark colors, light colors, and various colors.
The maple, ivy, which colors the pine,
It adds color to the foot of the mountain.

Maple leaves fall into the river flowing through the valley.
The waves are shaking, leaving and approaching.
Various colors of red and yellow
Are woven on the water.

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