Japanese Children’s Day
On this day, children came to school dressed in a Yukata, Jinbei, Kimono, or clothing representing Japan. They also wore a Kabuto and Yoroi (Japanese warrior's helmet and armor) made out of newspaper before taking part in the parade around the tennis court and playground area.
Meanwhile, parents also participated in making preparations for the Shiratamako cooking demonstration. The cooking demonstration was led by Mrs. Matsubara and assisted by Mrs. Yokota and Mrs. Moribayashi, who also helped in translating Japanese phrases.
After the cooking demonstration is over, every child was given an opportunity to shape their own Shiratamako dough. Even though the dough was not cooked as most rolled on the table or dropped on the floor, everyone was able to savor Shiratamako that was already prepared by parents. The Shiratamako was served with Kinako (Japanese finely grinded roasted soybean) and chocolate syrup topping.
We would like to thank all the parents who participated in the Japanese Children's Day, and a special appreciation to Mrs. Matsubara, Mrs. Yokota, Mrs. Santoso, Mrs. Abe, Mrs. Alisia Rataj, Mrs. Kohga and Mrs. Moribayashi for their time and hard work to make this event as successful as it was.