The shape of the candles looked circles and curves. But once you watch it carefully, it shows two men by them. Each one are connected, which means the ties of people. Upper right of 3.11, means prayer, below 3.11 is the letter of ties. All of them show the tribute of people who died.
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People who lost their families and ones living in temporary housings drew pictures and messages. And we had drawings from overseas. These drawings changed into Picture Lanterns around the school. Thanks to a fund, this project could hire some sufferers.
The Lanterns show the words, “thought (past)”, “prayer (present)”, “hope (future)”, and “NATORI”. It is by a master Takahashi who teaches calligraphy in Natori. It says our feeling from the past to the future.
These are the Bamboo Lanterns from volunteer group in Kobe. They are used in a memorial of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
We also have about 200 Lanterns from Medeshima, Natori. People wrote their thought in the bamboos.
Yuriage Jr High graduates collected 2,000 candles. Lots of personnel and companies supported this.
One day choir from all over Japan.
32 monks volunteered to pray.
For the memory of people killed by the Tsunami, we blew up the paper balloons. They went up to high up the sky with strong wind, which were as if someone were leading them.