Today, the Niu elementary school is abandoned, and the last year of activity was with the 1998 graduate. This small school hidden in the mountain, is surrounded by the beautiful nature of Nara. Even now, if you go to this school, you can still feel the atmosphere of the children who went there.
Grace before meals.
Thank Buddha and everyone, for this meal which is set before us.
I am going to enjoy the meal with sincere gratitude for you.
Grace after meals.
I truly enjoyed the wonderful meal.
I visited the school alone, and all the door and the window were closed, but occasionally I was able to go inside. The interior was perfectly preserved, and was full of object and memory of the young students. The globe, some musical instruments, and the balls used in the athletic meet! All stuff that I used when I was a child, so was pretty emotional for me.