The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a screeching halt. And while we are lucky that today's technology allows us to continue with our regular lives to some degree - shopping online, working from home, keeping in touch with people via phone or internet - unfortunately, there are some things we are just not able to do at the moment. Large public events being one of the main things.
In order to try and stop the spreading of COVID-19, governments around the world have put a stop to large public gatherings, as well as (in some places) closing down certain venues and even schools.
This means that many weddings, funerals, concerts, and school-related events have had to be canceled... Including this Japanese elementary school graduation.
The children spent the whole day playing and having fun together online. Mr. Kashiwara said he was very impressed by how well the assembly hall was built.
“The important point is memories with friends. It is a passing point at the break. The ceremony is boring and with long speeches given by adults. However, they extracted the most important parts for themselves during the graduation ceremony. I think it created wonderful memories within both directing and performing.”
一日中オンラインで集まってゲームをやって笑い転げている。楽しそうで良いねぇ。 pic.twitter.com/sYqoJ1zYaj— 柏原周平 (@backyennew) March 14, 2020
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