Rod Walters

The Shokodo School Hall

A beautiful 'old school' building from the 1920s

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The Shōkōdo was built in 1922 as the lecture hall for Matsuyama High School, the precursor of today’s Ehime University. It stands on the original school grounds not far from Dogo Onsen. Visitors are free to walk around the outside and take photos, but if you want to go inside, you need to call a day or two in advance at (089) 913-7841. A concert is held here every year around Christmastime.

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I was born in Bristol, England, and I came to Japan in 1991 … which means I’ve lived half my life in this island nation on the other side of the world. The theme of my career in Japan has been communication. I started as an English teacher, and moved into translation as I learned Japanese....