*Interesting Observation on Kids' paintings of The Sun:  (August 14, 2002)

A Japanese parent told me the following while in the US :

“American kids paint the sun in yellow while Japanese kids paint it in red” ; see Fig. 2.   Replying to this statement, an American parent said, “Yes, in fact, American kids paint the sun in yellow.  If the sun is high, it should be yellow or white, while if the sun is close to the horizon, it would be red.”   It’s certain that the color of the sun depends on the time or the weather.  It might also be true that the Japanese kids are influenced by their national flag having a red sun; the red sun means a rising sun.


           (1)                    (2)

Figure 2.  Paintings of The Sun by:  (1) Japanese kids and (2) American kids.

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