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December 6, 2017 / Mika Riedel

The Teachers’ Faces

Hi! This is Bu-chan. It’s been a month since I last wrote a blog. It’s very cold here in Ishinomaki. It feels like we skipped autumn and went straight to winter! As my grandmother told me not to let my neck get cold, I’ve been wearing a nice warm scarf. They used it as a rope for playing tug-of-war. 🙂


Getting back to our activities, the theme this month in art class is ‘faces’.

The clay group:

The children made the face of Onchan-shisho (Shigeki) in the first class. We dried and fired them. In the second class, we painted the faces we’d made. Hakase, one of our members, brought out the finished works after glazing and firing them.


They’ve got the right impression of Onchan-shisho! Look at his five o’clock shadow!



The 2D group:

This group made the face of Hakase. They carefully observed the different shades of red and blue on different parts of the face, such as the cheek, forehead and chin, and expressed them very well.


They have really good concentration. It’s almost professional. It has the atmosphere of Hakase.


Taking a lot of time and observing the objects is difficult, even for adults. Because it was so challenging, the children felt even prouder when they saw their completed works. I was happy and moved to see such wonderful works of art!

Written by Nijiiro Crayons on 11/18/2017.

Translated by Mika Riedel and Matthew Jellicoe.





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