The Japanese school year begins in April and ends in March, with a one-month summer break and a short winter break over New Years. (Just for comparison, elementary school students go to school 240 days a year, compared to 180 days in the United States.) Since it’s mid-March, it’s graduation time! Sixth-graders are graduating from elementary school, ninth-graders from middle school, and so on.
To honor graduating students, Mumu presents a vignette:
And younger LEGO builder Legokou celebrates his own graduation from sixth grade:
Mumu’s caps and gowns are really nice, but what I like about Legokou’s version is that he includes cherry blossoms (always associated with graduation) and the black canister in which each student receives their diploma.