Studio Ghibli Series: Spirited Away: A Conversation on Japanese Folklore & Myth
Anime Discussion on Studio Ghibli: A lecture and conversation about Japanese folklore using the popular Hayao Miyazaki film, Spirited Away.
year old learners
learners per class
75 minute class
US Grade 5 - 8
Love Studio Ghibli and Japanese culture? Did you love the film Spirited Away? Want to learn more about this amazing film and discuss Japanese folklore? Then this class is designed for you! In this class, we utilize the beloved film, Spirited Away as a tool to investigate the Japanese mythology and folklore. This class is designed for the student to be familiar with the film and to discuss certain aspects that is found throughout the film. We will discuss topics that range from but not...
Students will learn/enjoy the following: ✅ Introduction to the religion, Shintoism. ✅ Japanese mythology that may have influenced some iconic characters. ✅ Animal influences for some mythical creatures. ✅ Personal experiences and influences from the director implemented in the film. ✅ Fun facts about the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. ✅ 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 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The MPAA rating for this film is PG, but I would say there is one "scary" creature in the film that devours a few other characters. Some viewers may find him grotesque as he has a gluttonous nature. For this reason, this film may be more appropriately for students 13+. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.
We reference the Studio Ghibli film; Spirited Away.
Meet the teacher
ABOUT MRS. VALLARTA: 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...