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Families of Japan

$19.99

Communicators Award
Telly Award
Parents’ Choice Group Award 1999
Recommended by Booklist
Recommended by School Library Journal
Selected by Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media – Outstanding Video 2001
Dr. Toy’s 10 Most Socially Responsible Products 2001
Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products 2001

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0000186_Japan1Seichi, age nine, lives on his family’s farm in Furukawa, where his family’s lived for 14 generations. We follow Seichi and his sisters as they feed the rabbit and chickens, bring in the eggs and clean the family’s soak tub. His mother and grandmother grow vegetables, flowers and bonsai trees to sell. We attend an engagement ceremony and follow Seichi to school and to a huge school event called Sports Day.

Seichi helps feed animals on a farm, where his family has lived for 14 generations, then attends an engagement ceremony and goes to school for a huge event called Sports Day. Ayako’s class at school practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano, takes a calligraphy lesson, then shops in a 6th floor grocery store.

Nine-year-old Ayako lives in Sendai with her parents and grandmother. Her parents run a business that helps people get the documents they need to buy or sell property. Ayako’s school class practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano and takes a calligraphy lesson, then she goes with her mother to shop at a 6th floor grocery store.

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