School for the Deaf principal exhibits photos of Deaf children in Yokohama

Principal Saito Michio san and his works exhibited.

January 13, 2013

The photo exhibition, which focused on the natural expressions of the Deaf children, in the Gallery Nana in Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture.

Fifty-nine Deaf children aged 3-15 attend the Meisei Gakuen School" (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), the only school for the Deaf in Japan that uses Japanese Sign Language as their first language.

The exhibited photos were taken by Saito Michio san (65), its principal. He chose 38 out of the photographs he has taken since 2008 when the school was established.

Saito san was a TBS-TV news writer specialized in disability issues for a long time. After retirement he was invited to become a principal.

He says, "Even if there is no sound, a feeling is freely denoted by JSL, and the children feel relieved truly. I hope a visitor will feel the rich world in JSL by all means."

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