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Seichi, age nine, lives on his family’s farm in Furukawa, where his family’s lived for 14 generations. We follow Seichi and his sisters as they feed the rabbit and chickens, bring in the eggs and clean the family’s soak tub. His mother and grandmother grow vegetables, flowers and bonsai trees to sell. We attend an engagement ceremony and follow Seichi to school and to a huge school event called Sports Day.

Seichi helps feed animals on a farm, where his family has lived for 14 generations, then attends an engagement ceremony and goes to school for a huge event called Sports Day. Ayako’s class at school practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano, takes a calligraphy lesson, then shops in a 6th floor grocery store.

Nine-year-old Ayako lives in Sendai with her parents and grandmother. Her parents run a business that helps people get the documents they need to buy or sell property. Ayako’s school class practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano and takes a calligraphy lesson, then she goes with her mother to shop at a 6th floor grocery store.

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Visit eight-year-old Phoebe on her family’s farm as she gathers eggs, helps round up and shear sheep and learns to ride her new motorcycle. She enjoys Sports Day at school and takes violin and ballet lessons afterward.

Josh, age seven, lives with his sister and parents in Sydney. He takes care of the family pets that include rabbits, fish, a parrot, and chickens. We visit Josh’s school, follow his dad to his work as a journalist and his writer-mother as she shops for groceries. Then we sit in on Josh’s piano lesson.

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Seichi, age nine, lives on his family’s farm in Furukawa, where his family’s lived for 14 generations. We follow Seichi and his sisters as they feed the rabbit and chickens, bring in the eggs and clean the family’s soak tub. His mother and grandmother grow vegetables, flowers and bonsai trees to sell. We attend an engagement ceremony and follow Seichi to school and to a huge school event called Sports Day.

Seichi helps feed animals on a farm, where his family has lived for 14 generations, then attends an engagement ceremony and goes to school for a huge event called Sports Day. Ayako’s class at school practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano, takes a calligraphy lesson, then shops in a 6th floor grocery store.

Nine-year-old Ayako lives in Sendai with her parents and grandmother. Her parents run a business that helps people get the documents they need to buy or sell property. Ayako’s school class practices a traditional dance for Sports Day. She practices on her piano and takes a calligraphy lesson, then she goes with her mother to shop at a 6th floor grocery store.