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By Jill Arase
Digital publishing in 2009 by Kimonobox Copyright © Kimonobox
In the corner of the room, there was It was red and black. It smelt different to other boxes. Tom and Charlotte were curious. were pleased to find their family an old box.
Tom and Charlotte had never looked inside this box before. They wondered if it held treasure.
They peered into the top drawer and to their amazement found lots of pieces of cloth.
But it didn't look like treasure. They were a little bit disappointed.
Perhaps the second drawer had treasure in it? The children opened the drawer slightly and found a pair of black wooden sandals. Where had such unusual things come from?
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Just then, in came Aunt Emmy. Things from the Kimonobox were scattered all over the floor. Oh, what a mess!
"We are sorry Aunt Emmy. ing for treasure," said the children. We were look-
She said, "These are my treasures from Japan. Let me show you them properly." And with that she picked up one of the long coats called the kimono and began to dress Charlotte.
But Aunt Emmy wasn't cross.
Charlotte soon Japanese princess. Tom, meanwhile, tried on the special sandals. looked like a
They were very difficult to walk in and they made a noise.
The special sandals were called geta.
Clack, clackety clack.
Charlotte tried the sandals on too. They felt a bit strange to start with. But she liked the noise they made. Clack, clackety clack.
Tom was still curious. There was one drawer that they hadn't opened yet.
What was inside?
“This drawer holds the most precious treasures of all. It is full of our family photographs.”
Sitting on the floor together they looked through the old pictures. The book of photos told many stories from long ago.
In one photo, there was a picture of a girl standing next to the Kimonobox. Tom was surprised. "That looks like you Charlotte," he gasped. Aunty Emmy explained that it was a photo of their grandmother taken when she was a little girl.
The children were really surprised to see their grandmother as a child. "When was this picture taken?", asked Charlotte. "Almost sixty years ago," replied Aunt Emmy.
"So that means that the Kimonobox is also very old," said Tom.
"You are right and I think that makes our family treasures even more special."
Aunt Emmy smiled.
family treasures was fun, but it was time to pack away.
Tom and Charlotte were pleased to find their family treasures in the Kimonobox. What about you? Do you have family treasure? © Kimonobox