Highlights from the 2007 graduation ceremony at Udo kindergarten in Shizuoka City, Japan. This particular kindergarten is very old fashioned and adheres to some interesting Japanese traditions. For example the children are encouraged to go barefoot at school and wear traditional geta wooden clogs every day in or out of school. Also, in accordance with an old Japanese believe that outdoor exposure will make children strong and healthy, this school therefore operates with all of its doors and windows open every day of the year, even in the heart of winter. This school’s uniform is very distinct and in our community it is a common sight to spot kids from Udo kindergarten running about in the dead of winter wearing just a light shirt, short pants and clomping along on their wooden shoes. The belief about cold air and healthy kids seems to hold water in this regard as the kids from Udo kindergarten appear perennially healthy and happy.