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Olympic Kids

  Jul 1st, 2009

I attended an event as part of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Bid at the Hatagaya Kindergarten in Shibuya. The children were excited about seeing real Olympians and the trampoline display.

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Getting ready for the big event to start. Plastic Torches in hand

The teachers making sure everyone is lined up properly

The teachers making sure everyone is lined up properly

Practicing the parade of the Olympic Torches

Practicing the parade of the Olympic Torches

As the music starts and the 1964 Olympian runner enters, the kids hold their Torches high

As the music starts and the 1964 Olympian runner enters, the kids hold their Torches high

Yoshinori Sakai, the final torch bearer from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics leads the runners into the kindergarten

Yoshinori Sakai, the final torch bearer from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics leads the runners into the kindergarten

A re-enactment of the lighting of the Torch

A re-enactment of the lighting of the Torch

The relay begins. Grab your partner and hold that Torch high

The relay begins. Grab your partner and hold that Torch high

Another pair ready for the relay run

Another pair ready for the relay run

Waiting can be tough, but this group dont seem to mind

Waiting can be tough, but this group dont seem to mind

Back to the running, these two look like a winning team

Back to the running, these two look like a winning team

Another hot contender to win

Another hot contender to win

The official ceremonies at the Hatagaya Kindergarten

The official ceremonies at the Hatagaya Kindergarten

Watching the official ceremony

Watching the official ceremony

Yoshinori Sakai gives a speech

Yoshinori Sakai gives a speech

Contemplating the event

Contemplating the event

Hey teacher, thats a nice watch you have. Can I see it?

Hey teacher, thats a nice watch you have. Can I see it?

Are you ok? I think I am hungry!

Are you ok? I think I am hungry!

Getting in position for the trampoline display

Getting in position for the trampoline display

The teacher points out to the children the trampoline show

The teacher points out to the children the trampoline show

Flying through the air

Flying through the air

Smiles all around for the trampoline show

Smiles all around for the trampoline show

All of the children got a go on the trampoline as well

All of the children got a go on the trampoline as well

A future leader in the making

A future leader in the making

Lots of color in the crowd

Lots of color in the crowd

The Olympic champ presents the kids with the real Olympic Torch

The Olympic champ presents the kids with the real Olympic Torch

Holding the real Torch is an excitement for the kids

Holding the real Torch is an excitement for the kids

The official group shot

The official group shot

Getting in position to watch the tree planting

Getting in position to watch the tree planting

Posing for the tree planting photo

Posing for the tree planting photo

The children do a bit of digging after the photos have been taken

The children do a bit of digging after the photos have been taken

Driving themselves to the kindergaten

Driving themselves to the kindergaten

The children get interviewed in the main hall

The children get interviewed in the main hall

Lots of fun and laughter

Lots of fun and laughter

Some close up camera work which delights the kids

Some close up camera work which delights the kids

The kids getting used to the interview now, really starting to enjoy it

The kids getting used to the interview now, really starting to enjoy it

nunoky says:

Nice pictures! I’ve had seen anything like this event before.

Dark-Snake says:

Japanese kids are kawaii ^^

 

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