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Hajj Stories (Bay Area): Introduction to the Hajj

Inspired by the British Museum’s video Hajj Stories, staff at the Asian Art Museum asked Bay Area Muslims who have performed the hajj to share experiences of their journeys.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Fresh Water Jar, approx. 1573–1615

Fresh water jar, approx.1573–1615. Japan; Mie prefecture. Iga ware, stoneware with natural ash glaze. Museum Purchase, B68P4.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Incense Container with Design of Plovers

Incense Container with design of plovers, 1500–1600. Japan. Muromachi period (1392–1573). Lacquered wood and sea shell. Gift by transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, B85M14.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Fresh Water Jar in the Form of a Wooden Bucket

Fresh water jar in the form of a wooden bucket, 1625–1635. Made in China for Japanese patrons. Porcelain with underglaze blue. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Roy Leventritt, B69P95L.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Fire Procession Costume, 1700–1900

Fire procession costume, approx. 1700–1900. Japan. Silk, linen, and arrowroot (kuzu). The Avery Brundage Collection, 1991.137.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Festivities of the Twelve Months, approx. 1700-1800

Festivities of the Twelve Months, approx. 1700-1800. Japan. Handscroll; ink and colors on paper. The Avery Brundage Collection, B86D19.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Ewer with chrysanthemum scroll, approx. 1100–1200

Ewer with chrysanthemum scroll, approx. 1100-1200. China; Shaanxi province Northern Song dynasty (960–1126). Yaozhou ware, glazed high-fired ceramic with carved decoration. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60P1233.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Oracle Bones

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Flying Carp Kite

In this activity, children will make a paper carp which may be flown at their own homes on May 5th. Skills reinforced through this activity include: greater understanding of traditions, aesthetic awareness, symbolism, fine motor skills, visual discrimination and awareness, measurement and following directions.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3)

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Diwali Festival and Threshold Art

Students will: 1.) examine the Hindu tradition of threshold art; 2.) research how Diwali (Festival of Lights) is commemorated in India; 3. draw traditional labyrinth threshold patterns; 4.) work in teams to create a large labyrinth floor painting in celebration of Diwali

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond