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July 30, 2016 / Mika Riedel

So many inventors and artists!

Hello, I’m Pi-cock! Don’t you think it’s been really hot every day lately? Since the summer break has started, the kids have been attending our activity from the morning.

Today, we’re going to introduce the inventors and artists in Nokunoku-house. Here we go!


Can you tell what this is? This is a home-made vending machine! You can get a prize when you turn the plastic bottle in the direction of the arrow.


Awesome! And this is how it looks inside. The plastic bottle has a hole and the prizes go into the hole.


Then the prizes slide down a ramp inside the box! They finished the whole thing within 10 to 20 minutes. I was amazed by their imagination. 


The children want to play Pokémon GO, since it’s been so popular now. But they don’t have smartphones, so they made it themselves! So, they made Pokémon and Poké Balls with paper, then they can play a game which they throw Poké Balls at Pokémon to catch them.

In Nokunoku-house, we have not only inventors, but also many artists.


This is the “fairy tale world”! There are mermaids, pegasus, and fairies. What remarkable about it is how they use the colour. I asked her which colour she was going to use, and this artist answered, “Every colour!” She finished her artwork using coloured pencils, Coupy Pencils, marker pens, and water colours!


This piece was also done in 20 to 30 minutes. It’s so impressive she can finish such a great painting in that short of time. We entered this painting into the “Summer Break Children’s Art Show”, which is sponsored by Senkindo. Onchan-shisho actually helps out with this art show, too! If you’re interested in it, apply now since the deadline is July 31st.

Also, there are so many great things made by the children such as the “Caution: Children At Play” warning sign in front of Nokunoku-house.


Please come and visit to see those inventors and artists, or visit us as an inventor or an artist yourself! We are looking forward to seeing you all!


Written by Nijiiro Crayons on 2016/7/29.

Translated by Daniel Sunstrum and Mika Riedel.



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