It seeme that parents in the old days never devised games and gave them to children.

Kunio Yanagida



There is a "children's autonomy" in which older children take care of younger children, and they devised games by themselves, and also ways of old games were transmitted naturally. In addition, adults also showed the way they worked, played amateur sumo, and played Bon dance without hiding them "because they let children do them sooner." They waited for children to grow up by themselves in the form of showing rather than giving. From the folklorist's "Records Of The Culture And Geography For Children."


"June 7  2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"