By Saeri Hijikata, Mrie Hirose, Mao Fujisawa, Yukari Yano
"Hanetuki" is a game played on New Year's Day by girls. It is Japanese
badminton. With "hagoita" we hit "hane and send "hane" to our partner.
The partner has to hit it back. Hane is made of feathers hagoita is made
of wood and on one side a beautiful doll is attached. We hit hane with
the side where there is no doll.
By Hiromi Nagata, Kanako Tomida, Chika Takano, Kanae Morisita, Mami
It is a girls' game of Japanese juggling. We put rice or pebbles into small
bags of cloth. We toss and catch them. Skillful girls can handle 3 or 4
otedamas at the same time. We play it to the "otedama song".
By Sayaka Yamaguchi, Yoko Kaikawa, Rika Sugie
A kind of card game. There are two kinds of cards, picture cards and read
cards. We scatter picture cards on a desk. One of the member reads a read
card on which a Japanese proverb is written. Then people look for the picture
card which illustrate the meaning of the proverb. There are 48 cards. The
person who gets more cards than the others will win the game.
By Hiromi Asai, Yoko Kunieda, Kaoru Nobukawa, Nanae Eba, Miu Adachi
Boys' game. Boys have a lot of card made of thick paper with the pictures
of popular stars or characters of popular stories.
First each person offers one card each and arranges them on the ground.
Then one player hits the ground strongly with another card. If the power
of the wind when the card hit ground can turn over any card on the ground
he gets the card. If not, he has to offer another card. Thus some get a
lot of cards others lose.
Teacher coordinator: Akiko
Fujimura and students
Nagoyajyoshidaigaku Junior High School, Japan