Families of Japan
This is one in a series of DVDs on “families of...” The DVD has two sections; the first deals with Seichi, who is ten, and whose family has lived on a farm for 14 generations. The other story is about Ayako, who is 8 and lives in Sendai, Japan.
In both cases we see the normal life of the children, their parents, their dining, see glimpses of their home and school, the way the father is often away from the house for long hours, working, etc. It's also interesting to see how the two families differ, although their differences are not really of a major nature.
The video also talks about arranged marriages and shows a Sports Day festival at a local school.
This is a very fascinating brief look at family life in Japan, and is really worth watching.
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