Motoko Dworkin, the storyteller who came to our New Year Party this year, has put out a new book in English that we really like called "A Year in Japan." It includes great folktales from Japan, crafts, and many of the songs we sing in class,as well as a CD. For more information, go here.

Here are some places you can visit to experience Japanese Culture!

Japanese Restaurants in theWaterbury area

Singo Rockin' Sushi on Meriden Waterbury Road - go here for reviews.

For VERY authentic Japanese food served by a Japanese chef (you can practice your Japanese) try

MURASAKI Japanese Restaurant in West Hartford

Other Ways to Experience Japanese Culture!

Follow National Geographic explorer Andrew Evans as he travels through Japan this year. Really beautiful photographs and interesting topics! Go here.

Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA

They have a Japanese house that you can go in and tour! They also have many Japanese events. Go here to learn more!

Japan Society of Fairfield County, CT holds many Japanese events. Check out their upcoming events here:

NIPPON DAIDO Super Market - Visit a real Japanese grocery store! Only about an hour from Waterbury, on the way to NYC!
522 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

This is a great Japanese grocery store in White Plains, NY. It's only one hour away from Waterbury. Most of the workers there are Japanese so you can try your Japanese!

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