Apr 17, 2015

School yard and a flower

 This is the local grade school, Antoku Shougakkou. Antoku was one of the early Japanese Emperors and had a lot of contact with this area, so his name is used in many of thelocal names. Shougakkou means grade or elementary school, grades one through six. Shou means small, the opposite of dai, big. A daigakkou is a college or university. Chuu, or middle, combined with gakkou gives chugakko or junior high school. High school is completely different using kou, meaning tall, for koutougakkou, the formal term, or koukou, the everyday word.
This really beautiful flower was on a tree growing beside the road.

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