This Alam of Yamato Agency.
I have been hearing about the Shizutani School since I came to Okayama. So finally last week I could manage to go there.
According to history, Shizutani school is the oldest school ( A public school for common people ) in the world of its kind. Built almost 350 years ago by the lord of Okayama Province, Ikeda Mitsumasa to practice Confucianism.
It has a splendid view from every side. Even more beautiful in Autumn color.
One of the temples of the school.
The grad classroom.
I could imagine how this place used to be 350 years ago. There is museum built in the remains of a military school nearby.
The replica of a graduation ceremony being held at the school.
The Old Shizutani school has an english site also.
A peaceful environment surrounded by the mighty beautiful mountains naturally makes us thoughtful. To study one of the greatest philosophy of human history there couldn't be any other place than into blossom the of mother nature.
This place is highly recommended. World's oldest public school for common people is worth visiting for.
MA TA NE !!