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To The Playground and Back – Transporting Kids

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on October 25, 2012

How do you take ten kids from an inner city kindergarten to a play ground safely, with only two teachers? The Japanese have a way that I haven’t seen in any other country so far, the push cart! Here’s two teachers in Kyoto in front of the Heian Jingu taking their little students to enjoy a bit of play time. Most kindergartens in bigger Japanese cities are very small compared to western ones so most of the smaller kindergartens take the kids to local parks. It’s supposed to be autumn but this morning in Kyoto was hot like summer.

Beware of Flying Kids

Posted in Places by tokyobling on November 14, 2009

I know the title of this post is a wild translation of the text on this traffic sign I saw in Kakegawa City last month, but I thought it fitting! A more proper translation would be “(Please) take care of (children) suddenly jumping out (into the street)”. It’s just outside a kindergarten in the middle of the city. Don’t you just love the look on that kid’s face though? Taken at the crack of dawn.


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