Staff Diary (2011.07.08) — Special Concerts in Miyagi Schools

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July 7th

Translated by pm_monkey and Kikino

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July 7th, 118 days from March 11th (day of the earthquake)
YUI and everyone from e.u.Band went to Miyagi Prefecture.

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From Sendai Station we first took a rental bus south to Minamisanriku Town.
We witnessed from up-close the dimension of damage caused by the tsunami.
We felt pain in our chests.
You couldn’t find the words for such a spectacle.
The scenes we saw on TV have not changed since then.
The removal of rubble by the Japanese self-defence force and volunteers,
and the reconstruction of roads and buildings still continues.

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In these circumstances,
YUI visited restarting schools.
Isatomae primary school in Minamisanriku.
Here, pupils from Isatomae and Natari primary school
are having classes in the same building.
When they had a recess, we gathered in the gymnasium.

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Everyone sang YUI’s songs and also “tsubasa wo kudasai”.

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Our next visit was to Utatsu middle school.

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We were allowed to sing during the lunch break
Everyone was very cheerful
We even had an encore, thank you very much!!!
We took commemorative photos together with Abe-kouchousensei (school principal) wearing the “Kizuna” (bonding) t-shirt.

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Abe-sensei is living together with his family in this school.
For a little while, we talked with the director
about many things in his room
Thank you very much!

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The final visit was,
Kesennuma Nishi high school located to the north of Minamisanriku Town
We sang together in the courtyard after school.

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Many students gave us a warm sendoff.

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We visited 3 schools and thought,
no matter what, the students and teachers have always been smiling.
Also, everyone was very welcoming.
It lifted our spirits.

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Regarding the Tanabata festival on 7th July,
bamboos were placed everywhere,
on a tanzaku (small strip of paper), we wished for “quick reconstruction”
Many were written.

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We should all be strong.
Let’s do our best together.

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