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Artifacts in Action
That's what the Culture Trunks are all about. The Center for East Asian Studies has a Culture Trunk from each of the three countries we cover: Japan, China, and Korea. Trunks are packed with various items that reflect that country's unique culture, from receipts to hats, maps, books and shoes.
Didactic cards explaining each artifact are included. Teachers may either check out a culture trunk or schedule a visit from an East Asian expert with the trunk.
To see a list of Culture Trunk contents, click on the trunk you are interested in checking out:
Japanese lacquer soup bowls
Emperor and Empress of Japan dolls
Ema (Votive tablet)
Shakuhachi Japanese Bamboo Flute, lesson tape and instructional manual
Pictured above are several examples of different books available with the Japanese culture trunk.
Koinobori (Carp streamer)
Japanese folding fans
Noshibukuro (Special occasion envelope)
Maps of Japan
Students can look at Japanese characters up close.
Konggi/Gonggi, Korean jacks
Yut: a Korean boardgame
1000 won bill: Yi Hwang, a great Confucian scholar of the 16th Century.
100 won coin, 50 won coin, 10 won coin. At this time, $1.00 is worth over ?1000
Takgee: a Korean game of skill
Beijing Opera Masks
Brush painted scroll
Terracotta soldier figurines
Chinese phone cards
Book about Ancient China
Hong bao, New Year Red Envelopes
Practice calligraphy! Ink, brushes and instructions included.
Chinese comic books
Chairman Mao Cap
Postcards of terracotta soldier figurines.
Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Story from China
Chinese New Year Good Luck Sign
Chinese money (5 yuan note; 3 1 jiao coins)
Terracotta soldier figurine
Calligraphy, for display only