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Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
About half of the 140 pictures I uploaded from Hamayama Jr High's Culture Festival I took on the first of the two days - Saturday, November 17th.
The picture above features one of the many "talent" acts performed by this year's 9th graders. Only the 9th graders can perform - it's like a senior privilege. Here a group of 5 girls, with two of them dressed like boys, sang a song, and then did a short dance. You can see some of the dance at my YouTube site.
Many of the kids sang, and one band played (an all-girl band playing an Avril Lavigne song), and some of the boys did breakdancing.
I took pictures from the whole day, so browse thru the pics on my Flickr site when you have time.
Here is the 5-girl band performing "Girlfriend" by Avril
(you can also see some of this performance on my YouTube site)
Lots of pics of the kids hanging out in the gym and in the halls:
I also walked around all the classes - 7th grade thru 9th grade and snapped a bunch of pics of the kids eating bento - we didn't have school lunch this day.
There are also some pics of the various displays they had set up highlighting some of the projects the kids had been working on, like an art display and a crafts display and a display of the clothes and practical items they made in Home Ec class.
I like many of the same rock bands this student mentions in this art piece...
It was a really fun two days.