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Twelve Views from the Distance$
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Mutsuo Takahashi

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672776

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001

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Princes and Paupers

Princes and Paupers

Chapter:
(p.132) Princes and Paupers
Source:
Twelve Views from the Distance
Author(s):

Mutsuo Takahashi

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.003.0008

This chapter discusses Takahashi Mutsuo’s experience in kindergarten, where he compared his young school days to kidnapping stories his mother used to tell him. It describes Mutsuo’s routine in kindergarten where the children were taught by a Chinese priest and his first time experience of bullying when he was thrown in the river by unknown, older children. The chapter also talks about Mutsuo’s account in taking oral entrance exams and attending his first days in elementary school.

Keywords:   Takahashi Mutsuo, kidnapping stories, Chinese priest, kindergarten, oral entrance exams, elementary school

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