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Studio Ghibli Series: My Neighbor Totoro: Japanese Lifestyle & Culture

Anime Discussion: A Conversation on Japanese Culture & Lifestyle using the iconic Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbor Totoro.
Mrs. Vallarta
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Completed by 493 learners
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Meets once
60 minute class

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Class Experience

Students will learn/enjoy the following: 
✅ Introduction to the religion, Shintoism. 
✅ The importance of the location and date of the film. 
✅ Introductory history of bento boxes. 
✅ Small conversation of driving habits in Japan. 
✅ Japanese mythology behind some iconic characters. 
✅ Fun facts about the Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbor Totoro. 
✅ A deep appreciation of this amazing film. 
Mrs. Vallarta has been focusing on anime/art on Outschool since February 2018. As a personal avid anime enthusiast, she is familiar with many series, genres, characters and can teach how to execute any aspect of this. Mrs. Vallarta has her Bachelors in Fine Arts and has taught art for 18+ years. Five of those years has been online. 
Mrs. Vallarta offers over 50 different types of courses that include but not limited to; general anime, anatomy, art, drawing, watercoloring and more.  
No homework necessary. 
Assessments can be offered upon request. Please reach out and Mrs. V can work with your request. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The MPAA rating for this film is G. 
We reference the Studio Ghibli film; My Neighbor Totoro. 


Mrs. Vallarta
Lives in the United States
Experienced Art Educator (18+ yrs.) & Professional Artist; BFA
1974 total reviews
1786 completed classes

About Me

Mrs. Vallarta is a professional artist located in Texas. Mrs. Vallarta went to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to obtain her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree. There she focused on different art disciplines and... 
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