Bunbuku Chagama

A folklore from Japan, this story revolves around a junk collector who helps a Tanuki and what happens afterwards….

There are many versions of this story, here is one of the versions.,

Bunbuku Chagama

Bunbuku Chagama roughly translated means ,”happiness bubbling over like a tea pot”

Tanuki 1A Junk collector finds a girls wearing a red dress, being troubled in the market by other naughty boys. He decides to help her, the girl is actually a Tanuki with magical powers. She can transform in to anything in the blink of a second. Tanuki decides to return the favor of the junk collector and transforms in to a teapot. The juck seller finds the teapot and sells it to a monk in a monestary……. ¬†what happened next…?

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When the monk put the teapot over a fire, the Tanuki could not tolerate the heat and was injured. He jumped out of the fire, shocking the monk. The angry monk returned the teapot to the junk collector who once again treated the injured Tanuki with kindness. Soon…..

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Tanuki recovered soon and helped the junk collector by giving wonderful acrobat performances. the junk collector was soon very rich and lived luxuriously.

What followed the story was the craft we created…. Origami, the beautiful paper craft from Japan. Here is the gist of the session.

Visual ques for the story. See the story! Lets discover more about Japan- An enlightening quiz session. Group discussion prior to the activity. General Information about Japan shared. Language spoken. Kids enjoying the interesting information. We address everyone  :) Are you ready? Explaining the art of Origami. At our creative best. Engrossed....! Neat Fold. The right way. Let me help you. Let me see...! You are right on track. Can be done in a simple way. I can do it too. Let me copy your style. Guys I am the cool dude. Step 2. Are you all following me? Excellent...! Carefully .... Is it correct Aunty? We are lost in the craft. Fun time... The right fold. Am confused.... ;) Quack Quack.... Oh! So that's how it is! I will do it. Look at this.. Discussing... Fold it well Like this....!!! We must not miss any step A book..... A book marker! This is how you can use it. This is the top.... I am enjoying this.... This is how you cut to make the teeth. Everyone understood? I will show you again. Can I borrow your scissors? I have made the teeth. Mam check this one please. Teeth Teeth every where ;) See my teeth... Beaks now ;) Hold the glue and the beak My one eyed monstrous book marker I will complete it soon Pretty pink :) Red it is.... The tricky beak.... As cute as me isn't it? Look at this one..... I am loving this.... I don't know what happening around me, I am lost in my creative world. DSCN6986 DSCN6987

We Have Done It…….DSCN6988 DSCN6989 DSCN6995

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