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Amabie Challenge

Middle School students in various Japanese classes pondered over a modern day problem while learning about Japanese legend. They drew images of Amabie, to defeat COVID-19 pandemic and to lift up their spirits! The Gr.7 and 8 Japanese B4 class students, who are exploring environmental issues, went even further to draw images of Amabie 100 years in the future. Amabie is an auspicious, supernatural creature in Japanese folklore. It is believed that in order to fend off a pandemic, people should draw an image of Amabie and share it with as many people as possible. Could it work? Let's see!