March 10, 2009

Seiritsu's 61st Graduation Ceremony!

On March 1, 2009, over 300 third year students graduated from Seiritsu. Here is the 'Graduation Ceremony' sign painted in Japanese calligraphy at the school gate.

In the school auditorium, Principal Fukuda gave the graduates some final advice on their last day at school.

Each homeroom president came up to collect the diplomas from the principal, of which would be handed out one by one to the students back in their classroom from their homeroom teacher.

When the class president receives the certificates, the whole class stands and they bow to the principal in unison, as per Japanese custom.

Here students in one homeroom gather for a group picture, with parents in the back row. When the diplomas are handed out, the parents are also present at the back of the class so they can take pictures.

Select first and second year students from the different clubs line the front courtyard as each graduating class is led out of the school by their homeroom teacher. As the graduates pass by, their juniors from the clubs hand them flowers and gifts. The graduates actually curl back into the courtyard when they get to the gate, as then much time is spent taking pictures with classmates, club members and friends.

Here is the karate club, with the four graduating members, their juniors plus the coaches Richard Sensei and Kakiya Sensei.




about Seiritsu

Seiritsu Gakuen is a private co-educational high school created in 1925 and it is located in Tokyo, Japan.

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