Open House

13 Sep

Today was my daughters’ 学校公開 (Open School) at their Junior High School.

Today is Saturday, and there’s usually no school on Saturdays…but the school’s open on Saturdays when parents are expected to come (運動会 (Sports Day), concerts, Open School, etc), and then the school is closed the following regular school day (usually the following Monday).

But this Monday is a holiday (敬老の日 (“Respect For The Aged Day” (click here to read my FAQ about it))…so my daughters’ school will be closed on Tuesday, so they can have a three-day weekend like everyone else in Japan (Sunday-Tuesday instead of Saturday-Monday).

I watched my daughters’ English and Art classes. They did very well.

One the way home, my wife and I saw a stray cat with an unusual coat…all brown except for the black fur on his head.

He was a bit mangy…but we still liked him.

Anyways, there are a number of 秋祭 (Autumn Festivals) around Tokyo this weekend, but I probably won’t be going to any of them…we’re pretty busy this weekend. Anyhow, I’ve seen them all at least once each before.

4 Responses to “Open House”

  1. tokyo5 September 14, 2008 at 2:44 am #


    The “Open School” wasn’t at a new school. It’s their current Jr High.
    It was a day for the parents come watch their kids’ classes.

    The new school-year in Japan doesn’t begin until April.


  2. Mom September 14, 2008 at 2:38 am #

    Hi, The cat has very unusual coloring! but that makes him/her kind of special, a cat you wouldn’t be likely to forget! he looks like he needs a good meal too.

    Your girls must be looking forward to starting the new year at the new school! did you all meet any new teachers? I would love to see some of their art work and also some of their English.

    love to all!


  3. tokyo5 September 14, 2008 at 12:59 am #


    And お誕生日おめでとう!(Happy birthday!)


  4. Mb September 14, 2008 at 12:53 am #

    That cat does look unusual. 🙂

    I hope you all enjoy your weekend!


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