I started in the himawari (“sunflower” aka speacial needs) class, which is my favourite class. They were making washi paper, by folding it and dipping it into different coloured dyes to create a tie-dye effect. Mine is on my desk, waiting to be turned into something cool.
Next up was Hitomi’s (Kato Sensei) class, who did a series of presentations on their trip to Nara.
In the afternoon, everyone, including me, got kitted out in their festival togs, which consisted of a happi, tabi boots and a headscarf, the name of which I’ve now forgotten, and took the dashi (floats) out for a trip around the neighbourhood.
But not before we watched… the local brass brand, which was accompanied by some American-style cheer leaders who danced along and waved flags. (?!).
And here I am, in front of the smallest dashi. I had to wear shades – it was squint-o-rama bright without.
I was pulling alongside the 6th grade girls, and lent them my camera to get some pics of eachother. I now have about 20 photos of girls in various poses doing the V sign ;)