9.24.2013

Seasonal toy in Japan 日本の風物詩

It is becoming cooler these days especially in the morning and night.  How are you doing everyone?
These are Japanese seasonal toy of summer.  We made them for the function and enjoyed playing them with a lot of kids.  It is called Mizu Yo Yo - Water Yo Yo ( Water in balloon).  Firstly we float them in the water and children try to take with paper threads.   After thread becomes wet, it is very hard to pick Water Yo Yo so that children are concentrating on trying to pick Yo Yo with threads.
常夏のスリランカですが、朝晩がだいぶ冷え込むようになりました。皆様、いかがおすごしですか?
皆様おなじみの水ヨーヨーです。ちょっと、遅い夏ですが、催し物で水ヨーヨーを作り、子供たちと楽しみました。大きなたらいに水を敷き、水ヨーヨーを浮かべ釣るところから始めましたが、なかなか、こよりがすぐに千切れてしまって、なかなか釣ることが難しかったようです。
After succeeded to pick them up, we play it like this.  You may wonder why it is seasonal toy in summer but it is too cold to touch watery things in winter Japan and we can enjoy this game usually at the summer festival of the shrines in town.  As we can enjoy summer climate here in all seasons Sri Lanka, we play it without any problems!
ですが、釣った後は、このように遊ぶんですよと、子供たちに話すと、頑張って遊ぶ子供もいました。スリランカ人や外国人にとっては、初めて見るものですが、練習して楽しんでくれたらいいなあと私も子供のころを懐かしく思いながら見ていました。

5 comments:

Slypan said...

How do you get such small rubber balloons ? How about dipping goldfish ? Those are typical plays of summer festival in Japan, aren't they ? We feel touch of Autumn recently in Japan, as Sri Lanka Festival at Yoyogi Park was over.

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That's interesting! You are enjoying Sri Lanka Festival in Japan and we enjoying Japanese festival in Sri Lanka!
How about the Sri Lanka Festival?

Slypan said...

Number of shops in Sri Lanka Festival has increased year by year. Most of them are curry food catering and tea shops. King coconuts has been served since last year. You can see some one you had something to do with in Sri Lanka.

武田晶 said...

ああ、懐かしいですね。

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武田さん、今年の夏は洋上でしたから、懐かしいでしょう?