The Tohoku Earthquake disaster in 2011 off the Pacific coast occurred on March 11, 2011.
When we knew about the terrible damage, we were at a loss for words.
One day, we received a letter from a teacher from The Second Naruse Junior High School in Higashi Matsushima City in Miyagi Prefecture asking us if we could help them.
“We want kendamas for the children who were hurt by the earthquake to calm their feelings. We want workbooks and study aids for the children who lost teaching materials.” said the teacher.
We were very happy to know what we should do.
We gathered kendamas and study aids and sent them.
Since then, we began to have relation with Naruse Daini Junior High School.
In spring of 2013, Naruse Daini Junior High School merged with Naruse Daiichi Junior High School, and became Naruse Mirai Junior High School.
“Mirai” in Japanese means future.
In August, 2014, there was a large landslide in Hiroshima City where our school is.
Though the disaster occured far from our school, some of our students lost blood relatives.
The students of Naruse Mirai Junior High School heard the news about this disaster, so they wanted to do something for Hiroshima and they sent money that they had gathered from fund-raising.
We heard that although they had such a terrible experience and they are still working for their town destroyed by tsunami, they collected contributions on the street for Hiroshima.
This news moved us our school’s Library Committee.
They made a picture book about our two schools, Naruse Mirai Junior High School and Seishin Junior and Senior High School.
This book was named “Kiseki.”
The Japanese word “kiseki” means “miracle” and “the path that we have taken”.
God, may the “kiseki” between Naruse Mirai Junior High School and of our school continue forever.
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