Meet Takuto

Age 8, Japan

 

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Takuto is good at playing dodgeball. His friends and family say he’s talkative, fun and joyous. In Takuto says he likes playing and watching baseball.

What's for Lunch?

Takuto ate lunch at home with his mom, who made his lunch. He said it was delicious, but he wished his mom would make him Shaun the Sheep rice balls like she did for his sister. (And she did the next day!)

 

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What’s for lunch today? Is it an everyday lunch?

Japanese somen noodle and soup to dip the noodle; cucumber, tomato, fried egg and Chikuwa (fish sausage). The cucumber and the tomato came from my backyard. The unusual thing was that a tomato was on my plate! Mom sometimes puts tomato on my plate.

 

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If you could change anything about this lunch, what would you change?

Tomatoes. … I would have not put a tomato on my plate if I were Mom because I hate tomatoes! It’s a problem tomatoes grow too well.

 

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What was the best thing about this lunch?

The noodle! I love noodles. I wish I could eat noodle every day.

I Get Around

Takuto took his photos on the way home from his English class.

Is this your usual mode of transportation? If not, how do you usually get around?

Yes, I usually walk or ride a bike to my destinations. I finally got a bike license from school and I am finally allowed to go around by bike on my own. It’s fun to get around on bike. I wish my mom would let me take my new red bike (a bigger size), but she says it’s still too big for me. To get far, my parents take me by car.

Did you see anything interesting or unusual as you were getting around on this day?

I left home walking in the morning because it was raining, but as it stopped raining, my mom brought my bike to my English class upon my request. So, I went home.

Is there anything else you want to tell us about getting around on this day?

I finally got a bike license from school and I am finally allowed to go around by bike on my own. It’s fun to get around on bike. I wish my mom would let me take my new red bike (a bigger size), but she says it’s still too big for me.

My Style

Takuto's mom usually chooses his outfits, but he chooses himself sometimes. On this day, he chose it himself. He describes his style as "mobile clothing."

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Why did you choose to wear this outfit today?

These are my favorites because my dad has the matching outfits. I was to go cycling and watching baseball game with my dad that day, so I chose these outfits. I chose two patterns because I was sure I had to change clothes during the day because of the heat.

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Would you say this is pretty much how you dress every day? Is there anything unusual about this outfit?

Pretty much how I dress everyday. I usually wear T-shirt and shorts during summer. I also love to wear soccer team uniforms including that of Samurai Japan, Intel, Bayern Munchen, and Chelsea when I play sports.

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What was your favorite part of this outfit? Why?

The best part of my outfit was that dad has the matching outfit!

My Happy Place

Takuto's special place is a campsite with a farm. "We go there once or twice a year and stay there for two to three days during early summer and autumn."

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How would you describe your special place?

It is our family’s favorite campfield with a farm.

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Why is this place special to you?

I love this campfield because it has a huge pasture field where I can play baseball and because I get to feed all the animals that are in the farm. I especially love the small animals like guinea pigs and rabbits.

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How do you feel when you are there?

I feel so excited, especially when there are baby animals. There were one-week-old guinea pigs and two-week-old rabbits this time. I was so happy I got the chance to hold them. They were small and cute.

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Do you want to tell us anything else about your special place?

There is a lot to enjoy at the campsite like walking in the woods, looking for insects, playing baseball, feeding the animals, etc. I wish I could stay there all the time.

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