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Japanese History 6

Japanese History 6 - Japanese History 6 Film Kinoshita...

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Japanese History 6 Film: Kinoshita Keisuke, Twenty-Four Eyes, [1954, 155 min.] Different from the Japanese perspective on education. Teacher wants her students to have a positive view of the world through education. [Impact of war on civilian community] Shodoshima- where it takes place. Elementary and Middle School basically. As the children walk to school, the old teacher is now leaving and a new teacher has come. The island is very modern compared to the island people. Wearing a suit and a bicycle. The islands people are very shocked to this style. The principal basically sent someone who is smarter than everyone else since she graduated from Normal school. Miss Oishi, the new teacher, has 12 students in first grade. 12 students = 24 eyes. All the students have nicknames and their parents have jobs that help the entire island community. The kids call her big stone, pebble since oishi stands for big stone but she is small in stature. The second day, they sing songs. (1928) the beginning, before the war. Parents are spreading rumors and such and are not friendly to the teacher since she wears a suit and bike rather than wearing a kimono as is with tradition. The parents seem to dislike the teacher a lot. The students play a trick on the teacher. When she runs to the boys she falls through a ditch they made in the sand and she gets hurt. After she is hurt, her mother yells saying she doesn’t want Oishi to teach there. Oishi also teaches her students folk songs, not the required school songs When the male teacher teaches them school songs, they don’t sing along. But they sing along to folk songs. They talk about how they only like to sing Miss Oishi’s songs. They want to go visit her at the hospital too. They all plan to sneak out to go visit her.
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