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Resource list of Japanese culture and personnel in Vermont


  • Matsuri April 2013 at Saint Michael’s College
  • Japan Festival March 2013 at Middlebury College
  • Anime Convention Burlington, Vermont

Overseas Opportunities

School Resources and Speakers

  • Douglas Brooks: In Japanese, the traditional boat is known as the wasen. Wa means "traditional Japanese thing" and sen is one suffix meaning boat or ship. Douglas' presentation, Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boatbuilder in Japan is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau Series. This means that any Vermont non-profit can receive funds for an honorarium to bring Douglas to speak to their organization.
  • Peter Barus, head instructor at Donguri Budokai: Kenjutsu, the art of swordsmanship, is the most highly respected of all Japanese martial arts. An affiliate of Great Falls Budôkai, Sterling, Virginia, Donguri Budôkai is part of a network of Dojo across the United States and abroad.

Japanese Language Education

High School

  • Essex High School
  • South Burlington High School
  • Pacem (for home schooled middle and high school students in VT, Montpelier)
  • St. Johnsbury Academy



Online Resources

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