to our Artists! A big THANK YOU
to all the artists who submitted their creations. I certainly want to encourage artists at all levels to participate. It is a great way to practice your art and provide gorgeous eye candy to the hoards of FYJT fans. Thank you to everyone that voted
3: elihotaru**Volume 1 and FYJT character book** - with random stuff Sooky will shove in...Voters:
2: eroticdevil**Small random prizes**
Side note: Not so much of a side note:
Sorry that I haven't been too active on LJ. It`s graduation season and final exams!
One of the high schools I teach at held their graduation ceremony for
today. I have never seen so many male teachers watery eyed and the boys
I've taught break out into tears. It was touching to see their
underclassmen cry too! I carried a bag of candy and challenged
the departing students to a last game of Janken. **Janken -
rock, paper, scissors is often used in Japan to make decisions.**
My second school`s ceremony will be held tomorrow. I've stronger bonds with the kids their due to the smaller class sizes. I will be bringing a hankie.
In Japan, each class makes a big poster to send off their senpais. I asked one of the teachers if I could too, and after getting the green light I made this artwork as a departing message. It represents the four seasons they have 'survived' to graduate!
Graduation book message - Originally was only assigned the 'box' but the staff members liked my art enough to let me take over the whole page. This is the now the back cover of our booklet. I was so happy and honored by their decision.
Japanese graduation ceremonies are certainly a rare experience. Not even the class clowns dare to step out of line. Everything is orderly and the mannerisms are very strict. I can't even count how many times everyone had to stand up and bow (on command). I laughed when I stood up at the wrong time - it was meant to be 'students only'. Ahhhhh Japan *teary eyed*