The beautiful weather after the typhoon has passed
Hi, everyone! I’m one of the Nijiiro-Hiroba staff members, Nori-chan. The typhoon we had yesterday was quite scary, wasn’t it? We had a day off on our activities for both Nijiiro-Hiroba and Nokunoku-house. It was flooding all over the city, and the warning to prepare for evacuation was given. It was a rough day. It caused harm spreading over even Iwate and Hokkaido prefecture. Once again, I realised how important it is to prepare for such things.
We had held an art event until last week in the Hiroba. It was called ‘Let’s make twinkling plastic bottles!’
We put rubber bands into the plastic bottles, and then we filled them with some laundry starch and water. The laundry starch makes things move slowly in the bottle.
We closed the bottle caps tightly, and then we decorated the bottles with masking tape and stickers! You can get all you need for this in a 100 yen shop.
You can have a good variety depending on the shape of the plastic bottles. It’s going to be hot after the typhoon passes in Ishinomaki, but it’s quite refreshing in this Hiroba and we are doing well.
And this is just between you and me, but I’m going to tell you that we’ve got new friends in our circle. Daruma-san, Momon-chan, Nontan, and Mikke… I was very excited!
We will have a children’s book reading day on Thursday, September 1st. Sacchi must be very excited by those new children’s books! With those new books, we are all waiting for you visiting us in the Hiroba!
Hand-me-downs are also welcome for the ‘Hand-me-downs exchange party’ we’ll have at the Nijiiro festival.
Written by Nijiiro Crayons on 8/31/2016.
Translated by Katherine Lundy and Mika Riedel.