Saturday, December 13, 2014

Japanese Style Dinner

Tonight we enjoyed a Japanese style dinner to expand our studies of Japan. Sierra is finishing the book A Pair of Red Clogs and Zoey completed Grass Sandals. These books are both excellent and we really have enjoyed them.  Sierra and I wore our robes to look like kimonos. I used a blanket and scarf to make a kimono for Zoey. Daddy wore a shirt and jeans. Lol.  We had a variety of foods. Zoey really wanted to try sushi. She tried it but does not like it. Great job tring it Zoey! 

With Zoey's book Grass Sandals she learned about the Japanese poet Basho who lived in the 17th century. The books contains haikus. We explored this different type of poetry and Zoey even wrote a haiku of her own. She wrote it on the hat she made like Basho's hat. 

Here is what she wrote:

Sunset bright and clear
Birds chirp and twitter calling
Evening crisp and clear

I am quite proud of her work. Poetry has never been a gift of mine. Mat has written some very good poetry. No haikus that I know of though. 

A special thank you to Mat for everything he did for our Japanese dinner. 

Well that is all for now. 

One last thing to add. Zoey is sleeping tonight in her sleeping bag on the floor. Japanese style she said. Cool.