The Spirit of the Ninja
Ninja no Seishin
Set in a martial arts dojo, a class of students train to practice new skills whilst developing the values and disciplines that come hand in hand with their study. Throughout the story, these values are compared to different animals which feature in the illustrations alongside the children.
The story builds a connection between the commitment of the children to their training and the impact this has on their development. The virtues they learn nurture a good heart and shape character. The values we acquire in childhood contribute to who we become in life. These children channel their mind, body and spirit to become confident, capable and independent individuals, who are prepared to cope with the challenges of life.
This children's story is aimed at primary to intermediate school learners. The story is in English and Japanese.