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Happy Father’s Day

FIS children enjoyed making a present for their fathers.

They really look forward to giving them on ‘Happy Father’s Day’.

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The FIS children had tea ceremony practice today(5-18). The sweets served then was a spring flower peony what we call ‘botan’. It’s really nice to see flowers everywhere.
After that, we went to a park ‘Harue Yuri no Sato Koen’. The roses were at their best, with their rich fragrance. They really had a good time.
Enjoy the slide show.

We FIS make it a rule to visit Fukui Prefectural Experimental Stock Farm in spring every year as it’s the season to shear sheep.
It’s said that a sheep wears two wool sweaters. The growing speed of its wool is so rapid that it has to be sheared before hot summer.
On April 20, FIS toddlers visited the farm to experience shearing a sheep. We can easily imagine the stimulation of seeing, touching, smelling a sheep directly and closely.
Enjoy the slide show.

The school year 2018 has started at FIS now. The children are too young to serve the tea. So, instead, they enjoyed the tea and the sweets served by a teacher.
Though they’re both 2 years old, they kept on sitting seiza( the sitting way of Japanese style) for about 30 minutes so nicely. This is amazing.

Today(3-20) is the final day for FIS school year 2017.
They went on a farewell picnic at a stable in Fukui Horse Park.
It’s the first experience for most children to see horses to say nothing of giving carrots to them.
When they went into the stable, they seemed to have got surprised at the strong smells there as well as the big size of the horses. Hopefully many different things stimulated the children.
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The weather today is so beautiful and mild. It seems old winter is far over and young spring has been coming up. The faint scent of soil coming flickering.
FIS children went out for a walk along the Kuzuryu RIverbank today(3-14).
They really had fun throwing rocks into the water,picking a rock of their favorite shape and size there. Enjoy the slide show.

It seems that many of us adults don’t know table manner though we have quite a few opportunities to attend the fornmal dinner such as wedding.

We FIS hold an event of ‘table manner dinner’ every year for the students as well as their parents and family members to learn it.
Today(3-9) FIS students and their families enjoyed dinner at a fancy restaurant ‘Jardin’ in Fukui City.
The FIS children usually learn manner through the tea ceremony, so this evening they sat at table very nicely for more than 2 hours for dinner. They have a very good upbringing. Amazing!

Here in Japan, what we call ‘setsubun’ festival is celebrated on February 3rd every year. Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’.

It is celebrated on the day before the first day of Spring (立春 – risshun) and the new year according to the 旧暦 (きゅうれき – kyuureki – Japan’s old lunar calendar.

FIS children made a demon mask to enjoy the holiday. Hopefully they enjoyed throwing beans at home that night. Bean throwing is called ‘mame-maki’, which means we throw beans to rid the house bad luck and bring good luck.

Please enjoy the slide show of the cute demons!

It’s been snowing here in Fukui this week. Here has come the time when FIS children love to play outdoors. Playing in the SNOW!

They love not only making snowman but lying and rolling on the snow field as well.
This winter it gets snowy frequently here. So those play must be the pleasure for children in the snow country of its own.

Enjoy the slide show!

Today(10-26) FIS children and their sisters visited a local broadcast station Fukui TV trick or treating.
FIS children have been donating for FNN charity,which is giving a helping hand to  foreign children in need. They donated some for that.

After that, they enjoyed trick-or-treating and were given nice halloween candies by the staff.
Enjoy the slide show.