I went with my family to the Yadagawa river to catch catfish. I lifted a net up through the water where it was splashing, and a big catfish was in the net. I was surprised at how big it was. The long whiskers were cute.
I practiced ninja skills at Koga Ninja Village. Crossing water with big flat shoes and tossing the shuriken throwing star were the most fun. I was happy when I hit the red bull's-eye with a heavy shuriken that I threw at the shuriken studio.
I shouted with the lion, "Show some energy!" Then we walked around the neighborhood three times while I slapped two sticks together. It was tiring, but I was happy when I got a lot of sweets.
I learned calligraphy from my mother. I wrote Yume (the word for "dream"). It was difficult, but I wrote page after page and was happy when I got it right. I hope that my dreams come true.
I eat special food with my family at New Year's. The shrimp is to live a long life. The rolled fish omelet is to gain more knowledge. The black beans are to remain healthy. The one I like best is the shrimp. I want to live a long time.