11.05.2006

綱引き 。。。Tsunahiki

Last Friday was a National Holiday, Culture Day. There are cultural festivals going on all over the place right now.

The kids were invited to be a part of the Tug o' War team for Kamijuku (our neighbourhood). Since we are now a part of Ogaki City, we were invited to the Ogaki Children's Association tsunahiki, or Tug o' War Tournament.

The kids had one practice last week where they were shown proper technique and given time to practice.

On Friday, we all met at the gymnasium where the meet was to be held at 11:30. The opening ceremony was at 12:30 (they have ceremonies for everything here).

**Geez, Blogger wont upload any pictures for me. I have posted the rest of the story here.

***Kelly's PS- and in case you are wondering, (Mom's out there), no we did not buy them uniforms for this competition. Our kids are wearing their school gym strip...which they change into everyday when they get to school, and out of before they leave. The pinnies belong to our neighbourhood. The kanji on them says, "Kamijuku". The last time we saw the pinnies was at the community sport's day, so they obviously get used for various functions throughout the year.

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