Some of our pupils also enjoyed a karate display by one of Kagoshima’s pupils.
A link with Mill Hill is particularly interesting for Kagoshima Konan due to the connection to Satow, who held a significant post as a British diplomat based in Kagoshima during the years 1862-1869 when Japan was changing from rule by the Tokugawa shogunate to the restoration of Imperial rule. Satow was also a keen student of the Japanese culture and Chinese calligraphy.
As was the case last year, Tomohisa Yamamoto (Fourth Form) and Mazuki Sakuri welcomed the visitors both in Japanese and fluent English, expressing the School’s hope that the link with Kagoshima Konan will continue for many years to come. Mrs King was pleased to receive gifts from one of the visiting teachers and presented a silver salver commemorating this year’s visit.