What do you know about the bamboo tree, how it is grown, and what it is used for in different places around the world?
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
it was believed that the Shinto gods could be found in the stem of the bamboo plant, and this is something that is portrayed in one of Japan's oldest tales, the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
Now, bamboo is a very versatile plant. It's light and flexible, . . . but strong.
And the chashaku is a tea spoon, and it is used for measuring powdered green tea during the tea ceremony.
And a chasen is a tea whisk, and it is for mixing the powdered green tea in a small bowl, uh, until . . . a . . . it becomes a frothy mixture.
This is a mimikaki. And although it looks like a small type of spoon, it is act . . . actually an earpick . . .uh . . . used for cleaning out ear wax.
Talk about two specific cultural artifacts unique to your region of the world. What are they made of? How are they used and what significance do they have to the people of the area?
Do research on one of these cultural artifacts or symbols. Report your findings to your friends or the class: