🎋七夕のつどい🎋 🎋Tanabata festival🎋

七夕の笹を階段に飾りました!
We displayed bamboos for the Tanabata festival near the staircase in our preschool.

笹は地域の方からご厚意でいただけることになりました。
そちらの方の所有する山に実際に入らせてもらいました。

The bamboos were presented to us by a very kind neighbor.
He owns a hill with lots of bamboos.

山の中には猪の罠もあってびっくり!
It surprised us to see that there was a wild boar trap set up in the woods when we went for the bamboos.

私と外国人講師の先生が、一緒に竹を取らせていただきました。
One of the international teachers and I helped in cutting the bamboo trees.

大きくて立派な竹をいただけました!
The bamboos were huge and looked awesome!

子どもたちも2階から大喜び!
Our preschoolers on the second floor of MIP building were happy to see the bamboos!

子どもたちの願いがこもった短冊と、色とりどりの飾りつけをして、階段に飾りました。
The bamboos were later decorated with children’s wishes and handmade decorations.

つきのひかり国際保育園初めての七夕✨
七夕のつどいでは、ギリシャやフィンランドの七夕について知ったり、織姫と彦星のペープサートを見たり、歌を歌ったりしました。

This is the first Tanabata event at Moonlight International Preschool.
I talked about the history and significance of Tanabata as celebrated in Greece, Finland, and China as well.

Some teachers also performed a paper puppet theater play about the only annual meet on July 7th of lovers Princess Orihime (Star Vega) and Prince Hikoboshi (Star Altair) and we all sang songs, too.

It was fun to see all the children engaged while enjoying the celebration.



みんなの素敵な願いが叶いますように…

May all the wishes and dreams of our children come true for them on this festive occasion.