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Ninja and Samurai Encounter

Wasabi Kids

Super fun interactive workshop!

Want to know about Ninja Warriors? Did Samurais ever exist?

The history of Ninjas and Samurais in Japan is shrouded with myth and mystery.

Wasabi Kids will take your kids on a journey through time to ancient Japan’s “Edo Period” where Japan’s iconic warriors the Ninja and Samurai existed!

In this super fun and interactive workshop kids will learn exciting facts about ancient Japanese history involving Ninjas and Samurais.


  • Learn the difference between Ninjas and Samurais
  • See a traditional Ninja House
  • Learn how to throw a Shiriken (Ninja Star)
  • If you were a Samurai what would you use? The Battle Katana or Wakizashi?

What's Included?

  • A traditional workshop featuring stories, games and more!
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.


In HSIE, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales.
  • develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places, and environments.
  • apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

Facilitator Profile

In Japan, Aiko Shiga worked as a kindy teacher where she taught children aged 3-6 years old. In 2007, she moved to Sydney and started studying children’s services again as she was curious of  early childhood education in Australia.

While she was studying, she realised that there are some differences in educating children between Australia and Japan. Although she was enjoying the Australian way of educating children, she missed the Japanese props and songs she used as an educator in Japan, as the Japanese children absolutely loved them.

As Australia is a multicultural country and it is important to educate children of cultural diversity,  Aiko thought it would be great to introduce these Japanese prop and songs to Australian children.

She tried these Japanese props and songs at the long day care centre where she worked and found the children to be very interested. Soon they started asking her to do some more.

Her aim is for children in Australia to experience authentic Japanese culture and have fun by looking at images, using traditional Japanese props, music and games, just like children in  Japan.

Rated 5 out of 5
This incursion has been by far the most engaging and informative schedule activity during Vacation Care. Aiko's presentation and activities suited the children and they thoroughly enjoyed this fun learning experience!
The Scots College

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