Students created Japanese hachimakis in 7th grade Ancient Civilizations to help them learn about the cultural practices and products of the people in Japan. A hachimaki, or head band, is a thin towel or strip of cloth tied around the crown of head; according to Japanese legend, hachimakis strengthen spirit and repel evil spirits. They are commonly worn during festivals, and martial arts.
“The Japanese hachimaki stands for perseverance.”
"On my hachimaki I chose beauty, courage, friendship and future because we all have these in our lives."
“They were a popular style in nobles’ lives.”
“The hachimaki is used to show fashion and they are used during celebrations.”
“Each symbol represents different words in their culture.”
“We got to experience their style of writing.”