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Olympic Kids

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

3 Comments on this Post

  1. Japanese kids are kawaii ^^

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

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