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June 5, 2012 / Mika Riedel

We play and study together.

April 18th, 2012

Today, we held our activities in the provisional housing in the residential district of Koyocho.

-Sayabo’s report-

I met some children who were returning home from school on my way to our activity. Those children who I met soon arrived at the assembly room while I was waiting there. It seems they came right after they left their backpacks at home.

And some police officers visited us during their patrolling.

The children were very interested in the officer’s belongings.

The police officers taught the children how to protect themselves using Judo. (The children were actually thrown, but they liked it.) They also checked the children’s home work.

In the police officer’s stead, this boy helped a third grade child with his homework.

He was giving the answers in the beginning, but after awhile he started teaching the boy how to solve them.

These sisters enjoyed Moby Dick handcrafts.

They created this adorable work!

After that we played Karuta (a card game) and musical chairs with Japanese cushions. The children were very fast at Karuta. They took the cards immediately as they found them.

It would be great if we could go outside and play, but it is difficult to find a place for that in the provisional housing complex. Summer is coming soon so I hope we will be able to find a good place where the children can play and run a lot.

Today we had a visitor who used to be a school teacher and were able to ask some advice for our activities and the children.

Today’s volunteers were Su-chan, Yoppa, Macchan, and Sayabo.

Written by Nijiiro Crayons on 4/18/202.

Translated by Mika Riedel and Paul Haugerud.

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