亀清の家族でダブル入学式 Double Commencements for our Kamesei Family


4月4日に私ども亀清の家族で入学式は2つもありました:
長男のアンディー君が戸倉上山田中学校に、
長女の美咲ちゃんが上山田小学校に、
入学しました。
(二男のケネス君は小学校5年生になった。)
段々と成長する亀清の家族♪

(ちなみに、美咲ちゃんのランドセールの色はカラフルで可愛いでしょう。昔は男子が黒、女子が赤だったらしいけど、今年の上小に入学した女子で赤は一人しかいなかった。お相撲の褌は昔に全員が黒だったところで今は様々の色って事と一緒。日本と言う国も成長して来たね。)

Our family here at Kamesei Ryokan celebrated two school commencements on April 4th:

Andrew entering Togura-Kamiyamada Middle School,
and Misaki entering Kamiyamada Elementary School.
(Our middle son, Kenneth, is now a 5th grader at Kamiyamada Elementary.)

Our family is growing up!

(As a side note, elementary school students in Japan get a ‘landsel’ backpack as a 1st grader, and use it for 6 straight years. Back in the days, boys had black ones, and girls red. But as the color of Misaki’s backpack indicates, the trend today is for a wider variety of colors. In fact, only 1 girl in this year’s Kamiyamada Elementary 1st grade class had a red one. It reminds me of how all the sumo wrestlers used to all wear black fundoshi loincloths, but now each has a different color. Japan as a country is also growing up!)





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