Sports Day prep (First day of new term) - 12
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
click on this pic to be taken to the begining of a massive update of about 60 pics.
I tried to take pictures over the course of about two weeks detailing many of the aspects of my students getting ready for their annual Sports Day.
You can read more about it in the captions under the individual pics.
Sports Day, called Taiikusai or Undokai in Japanese, is a big deal here - with each 9th grade class being assigned a color and those color teams competing against each other in Sporting events as well as a team sing-a-long and team dance routine, complete with costumes. The entire school is involved, and the event takes up an entire, exhausting day.
I got in on the act this year by making up my own game for the kids to play - the "Catch the Ball" game! Basically I threw an American football at two students and if one of them caught it they got 10 points for their team.
Soon to follow will be an even more massive update with pictures from the actual event.
Enjoy the pics!
proud member of the third place Blue Team!