Schoolyard Scenes.

Wherever we went in Japan, there were schools and schoolyards.

Are swings to be found everywhere?


I’m not sure what game is about to happen here. Maybe dodgeball?


From the train one day I saw, for a few seconds, a schoolyard game of baseball. The inning was just over and the teams were trading places.


Baseball was introduced to Japan in 1873. “Baseball” is 野球 (やきゅう; yakyū)… it combines the characters for field and ball.

And there was jump-rope.


In Japanese, jump-rope is “nawatobi”.縄跳び.html


I love the lines and angles present in these distant views.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s