Monday, September 13, 2010
Undokai--an Excercise in Translation
The Taiko drum...
...and the cheerleaders (girls *and* boys, note)
There's Cici sitting at the fourth place pole, with all the other kids who were fourth. The third, second, and first place poles are visible to the right. First place is recognized, but not made too big a deal of. Fourth place is not disparaged. The teachers run kids together who run roughly the same speed, so the fastest kid in class doesn't run against the slowest. That way everybody is encouraged to run their best, because they really might be first if they try hard. Very thoughtful, no?