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Travel to Tokyo, Japan: Travel to the Coolest Cities in the World

Social Studies

Art History - Japan/Nippon's Cultural Highlights, Land of the Rising Sun, 1:1

Learner is introduced to the ancient culture of Japan exploring its geography, history & art forms from pottery, gardens, noh theater, origami, to temples/shrines, festivals and more, discovering their meaningful beauty and rich symbolism.
Pamela Ocana, M.A.
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65 minute class

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Class Experience

Student will gain a thorough appreciation of the Japanese ancient and refined culture.  
Teacher grew up in Japan, where she learned and practiced the principles of Ikebana; later on she  studied Fine Arts at the Candido Bido Academy and Crealde School of Art, has a B.A. in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Liberal Studies; her thesis was on Art & Humanities, including an Exhibit she curated for City Hall based on her work, Symbiotic Relationships; she carries Art in her DNA; and is a valued Art History teacher on our Outschool platform (see other parents' reviews).
A quiet area for learner to enjoy the class mindfully.
Informal, throughout class and with a final Q&A.
1 hour 5 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
All class material has been curated to be child -friendly and is from reputable sources:
National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo
National Museum of Japan
The Mori Art Museum
Yayoi Kusama Museum
The Hakone Open Air Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Brooklyn Museum
The Davis Museum
The Los Angeles County Museum
National Library of Congress
National World War II Museum, New Orleans, USA & Peace Memorial Museum & Children’s Peace Monument, Hiroshima, Japan
"Sadako and the One Thousand Cranes", by author Eleanor Coerr, Primary School non-fiction literature recommended reading 
Sankt Margarthen Sculpture Center, Burgenland, Austria
Encyclopedia Britannica
Photographs of artist Christo's Umbrella USA and Japan installation, as well as from gardens, castles, shrines, temples, Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Train Station, famous crossing, Ginza, and natural highlights such as Mount Fuji, cherry blossoms and festival of lights.


Pamela Ocana, M.A.It is my passion to share the gifts of Yoga, Meditation, Art History/Humanities, Languages, Kindness & Logic in a joyful & mindful way with children of all ages, including those young at heart. I believe these areas of study help cultivate personal wellbeing, an enriched community, and ultimately, a more peaceful world.
381 total reviews
737 completed classes

About Me

1) I teach subjects that have captivated my mind and heart for a lifetime:  Mindful Yoga, rooted in its well-proven techniques (Mindfulness, Poses, Breathing Control Exercises, and Meditation); kid-friendly Art History classes; Linguistic... 
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