おこだでませんように

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Feb 22, 2016 22:01
The title would be strange for even Japanese people because it's a nonsense word.
However it's a title of a picture book for kids.
Here's a story;

There is a seven-year-old boy who is always scolded.
When his mother had to work late, he took care of his younger sister until she would come home.
He made origami for his sister, but he couldn't do well.
So, his sister cried.
Their mom came home and saw her girl crying, and then she scolded the boy saying, "Don't make your sister cry!"
He kicked two of his friends because they told him that they wouldn't take him into the circle.
Then his friends cried and he was scolded by his teacher.
The little boy is scolded every day.
One day, he had to write a wish on thanzaku( origami paper) to decorate Tanabata bamboo decorations for the Star Festival at his class.
Since it took a long time to decide his wish, he was at the last of his class.
He thought he would be scalded by his teacher again.
However, his teacher gazed intently his tanzaku and said with tears, "I'd been scalded you, hadn't I?"
There's Hiragana; "おこだてませんように:I wish I wouldn't be scolded" on the
tanzaku.
The boy couldn't write correct letters; "おこられませんように.”

When he came back home, his teacher called his mom and they talked a while.
After the calling, his mom hold him in her arms and said, "I'm sorry that I always scold you."

The boy was really happy and thanked Tanabata-sama in his heart.