Monday, 9 April 2012
Ians first day of school
In Japan, the first day of school when you join the first grade is a big ceremony. Children wear their best suits, parents also wear suits, sometimes kimonos and take their children to the school. The school our son goes to was the same one my wife attended!
Ian's backpack is called a Landsale, one of the ideas the Prussian army gave to Japan. All elementary school students from the first to sixth grade have one, usually the same for their entire elementary career.