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Kansai Campus
July 14, 2018

Sunflower Diary 2018: Growing big!

Kansai Soka Junior High School students tended to Dokonjo Himawari ("Gutsy Sunflowers") this year as well.

Dokonjo Himawari are sunflowers that came to bloom after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake beside a signboard reading, "Ganbaro, Ishinomaki!" ("Hang in there, Ishinomaki!"). The seeds for Dokonjo Himawari had been carried by the tsunami to the signboard and produced flowers, overcoming tsunami and salt pollution.

Students planted the seeds of the seventh generation of Dokonjo Himawari and transplanted the seedlings to the field next to the World Hall (the senior high school’s dining room) a month ago. They have since been carefully tending to the seedlings.

Until now, some of the seedlings have grown to as high as 1.5 meters.