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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
May. 2, 2022
[English/Japanese] May 5th is Children's Day. On Children's Day, people decorate the outside with fish (carp) called Koi Nobori. Koi Noboris" are decorations to wish for the growth of children and their success in life. The Asakawa River in Nishi-Hachioji is decorated with many Koi Noboris (carp streamers). The carp streamers flowing on the river are beautiful and very moving. It takes about 25 minutes to walk from the school, which is a bit far, but please go and see them. May 5 is Children's Day. On Children's Day, we hold a fish called "Koinobori" outside (Koi Koi). "Koinobori" wishes for the growth and advancement of children. At Asakawa in Nishi-Hachioji, many events are held to decorate "koinobori". The streamers flowing over the river are beautiful and very moving. It's about a 25-minute walk from the school, and it's a little far away, but please go see it.
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Dylan Gibson
Oct. 12, 2021
A photo I took a little while back while on a small boat ride through Tokyo. This photo was of Ishikawajima Park, a small riverside park that looks like it'd be a nice place to relax and have some lunch with a friend or date or just get some fresh air. I'd like to come back and visit the area when I have some time and see what else is in the park, as well as take a look at the surrounding buildings and what they might have in the area as far as restaurants and shopping, etc. It's really nice that Tokyo seems to be returning to a relatively normal state and I'm seeing more people out and about and infection numbers don't seem to be on the rise currently. Hopefully this trend continues and I can start going out more and visiting all of the eateries and stuff I've been missing out on over the last year and a half!
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Dylan Gibson
Sep. 9, 2021
Another photo that I took earlier this summer in Kumagaya. I've noticed Japan has a lot of interesting statues, many of which are naked lol. I'm not 100% sure what the text on the plaque says for this photo either (I'm really bad at reading anything but standard fonts) but I think it's "花園の歌" or "A Song in a Flower Garden" or something to that effect. I thought it was a rather peculiar statue to see in Japan. I wonder if it has some other cultural influences behind it. Either way, I thought it was nice that I was able to get a photo of it with the koinobori and the canal in the background. I'm curious to see if there are other statues or works by this artist, so I'll have to see if I can read the name at the bottom and look it up later.
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