Kendo Captain - Testsuya
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
This is Tatsuya. He's a ninth grader and the kendo team captain for the 2nd year in a row. He's really patient with me when I ask him questions in my broken japanese, even suggesting at times that I ask in English, as he understands English pretty well, but is just a bit shy about speaking.
He has to command respect and instill discipline in the team, but he's very friendly and helpful too - a great kid!