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Sapporo Soka Kindergarten
December 8, 2017

42nd Children's Festival, commemorating Soka Gakuen's 50th anniversary

The 42nd Children's Festival, in commemoration of Soka Gakuen's 50th anniversary, was held on December 2 (Saturday) and 3 (Sunday). The theme of this year's festival was "Children of the sun, never give up with a smile!"
A number of parents and guests attended this two-day festival, which was concluded successfully. The kindergarten deeply appreciates everyone's support.
On stage, the adorable plays and percussion performance of the three-year-old student classes and the cheerful plays, ballet, melodica performance, and chorus of the four-year-old student classes deeply impressed the audience. Also, the dignified presentations of the five-year-old student classes, such as their original fairy tale operetta written by the founder, play performance, group gymnastics performance, and song-singing accompanied by hand bells, drew a lot of applause from the parents and guests in attendance. The audience also intently watched the video that showed smiling children practicing hard for the festival every day.
At the finale, all the children recited the pledge, "We'll grow strongly, righteously, and freely," and energetically sang the kindergarten song. Watched over affectionately by the parents and by the founder “from afar,” the children made great strides during this festival. Their eyes glistened with joy and a sense of accomplishment, knowing that they had successfully overcome the challenges that stood before them.

The teachers and staff would like to sincerely thank the parents for their kind help in running rehearsals, organizing the festival, and making costumes.

Enthusiastically performing an original fairy tale operetta written by the founder (five-year-old students)

Group gymnastics performance, drawing a lot of applause (five-year-old students)

Performing Eiko no Kakehashi ("Bridge toward Glory") using hand bells (five-year-old students)

Playing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on melodicas (four-year-old students)

Performing the ballet, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids (four-year-old students)

Putting on a play together (four-year-old students)

Pleasantly singing the song Tomodachi La-La-La ("La-La-La for Friends") (three-year-old students)

Giving a cheerful play performance (three-year-old students)