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Make an Otedama (Japanese Beanbag)

Otedama ( 御手玉 ) /beanbag
Japanese beanbags are made of colorful scraps of cloth and usually are filled with red azuki beans or rice. They are round and small enough to fit into the palm of a child's hand; some have bells attached. This video, created by the KU East Asia Library gives step by step instructions on how to make an Otedama.

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. Read more about the CEAS M.A. Program, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director, at or 785-864-1478.

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