Throughout the school year, we shall be visiting Minato no Mieru Oka koen (Harbour View park), opposite school, to see how the park changes from month to month. As part of our Japanese Culture program, we are celebrating the coming of Autumn (Aki). We began with Otsukimi at the end of September. Throughout the month of October, we shall be visiting the park frequently to look for signs of Aki. Colorful leaves (koyo) are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. We gave the children special sketch-books and pencils and headed off the the park to see what we could find.
We have been tweeting with our buddy classes in Indonesia and Canada to find out about their seasons.