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日本の学校にほん の がっこう
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School in Japan - then足利学校 - あしかががっこう (Ashikaga gakkou) is the oldest school in
Japan. Although it is not a functioning school, it is used for cultural
events in the Ashikaga community and has a small library with the town
archives and other important archaeological findings. Unfortunately,
schools don't all look this cool anymore. Or even function the way
Ashikaga Gakkou did. Ashikaga gakkou was really a school for the
scholarly elite priests - definitely not free and public education for all.
Most school buildings in use today were built in the 1950’s and 60’s
following the second world war. They all pretty much follow the same
set of blueprints (although many are now being re-modeled!)
On the left- an older school. On the right - a remodeled school!
School in Japan - now
Now, let's take a look at what schools really
Here are some photos I took of the schools
I worked at!
校庭 こうていthis was during 運動会 (うんどうかい)or "sports day"
プールsorry, it was winter when I took this photo. This particular school doesn't cover
thier pool in winter.
I promise it looks like normal, clean, blue pool when it's warm outside.
Some extra rooms that aren't included in your vocabulary
list but are also good to know!
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英会話室 えいかいわしつEnglish Room
英会話 actually translates to "English conversation" but
this room is often just called the English Room.
学校の像 がっこうのぞうschool statue
Many schools & public buildings have inspirational or
commemorative statues outside on the grounds.
しゅうりょう！I hope you enjoyed this little trip through schools in