Schoolyard Scenes.

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

Are swings to be found everywhere?

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

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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.

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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.

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In Japanese, jump-rope is “nawatobi”.

http://www.romajidesu.com/dictionary/meaning-of-縄跳び.html

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

 

 

 

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