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Kindergarten students enjoy planting rice in the university's rice field

On June 1, 23 preschoolers from the university-attached kindergarten planted rice in the rice field of the Ecological Experimental Garden located in the Higashi-Hiroshima Campus.

This rice planting activity is held every year for the senior class as part of the educational activities of the attached kindergarten. This year, HU planted ancient rice (black rice) and Japanese rice (Akiroman). The children were in charge of the black rice.

After receiving an explanation from Mr. Tsuneo Shioji, a technical specialist, the children went into the field with the teachers and planted rice. At first, the children had a hard time moving around in the rice paddies, but they gradually got used to it and soon got the hang of it. While planting, the children also enjoyed interacting with crayfish, tadpoles, water striders, and other creatures.

The children lined up side by side to plant their seedlings. The rice planting was completed in about an hour in the 75-square-meter rice field. The rice harvesting experience is planned to take place in the fall.

Children listening to the explanation given by technical expert, Mr. Shioji

Let's go for it!

Planting in a row

Children planting gently and carefully

We caught something!

Hopefully they will grow big by fall

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