Eight-year-old Ayako lives in Sendai, Japan. Ayako loves to climb trees, play her piano (which can be silenced so that it can only be heard through earphones), and go to calligraphy lessons. We follow Ayako and her mother as they go grocery shopping.
Ten-year-old Seichi lives on a farm near Furukawa, Japan. His family has raised rice there for 14 generations. Seichi and his sisters help feed the rabbits and chickens, watch TV, and go to their cousin's engagement party. We see the schoolteachers and children prepare for Sports Day and watch Seichi and his family enjoy the special holiday. Lots of interesting facts about the country are presented from a realistic viewpoint which brings other cultures into your classroom or home.