Graduation ceremony


The last day of a semester at Naganuma is obviously no ordinary school day. We usually watch a video together and say sayonara to the teachers who will surely change in the next term. Today, only a few came to the first lesson and no one is graduating. But one girl in our class was honored at the graduation ceremony: She never came late in the whole school year. If you manage to do that, you will get 30000 yen back.

The film was about a group of amateur Sumo wrestlers. First they look ridiculous and lose all the time, later they still look ridiculous but are winning a tournament. It sometimes reminded me a bit of the Sumo game in Takeshi’s Castle.

The graduation ceremony follows a schedule with the head of the school speaking first. Later the ones who graduate are coming forward, another speech is held (this time by a student) and last but not least everyone sings a song. This time it was by SMAP, but it didn’t seem to be a well-known one…

Later we ate at an all-you-can-eat restaurant in Shibuya.


About Mia

This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling (and living) in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world.

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008, in japan, school, tokyo. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Have fun back in the homeland while on break from school.

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