May 17, 2015
The emperor and empress (right) visit the class that
the students learn a lesson on sale and service.
The emperor and empress visited Ishikawa Prefecture by Hokuriku Shinkansen on May 16 to attend the 66th National Arbor Day ceremony to be held in Komatsu-shi on May 17.
They made a visit to the Prefecture Meiwa Special Support School in Nonoshi and observed the class which the students learned how to make a sale, and later enjoyed a Japanese drum performance by a group of students.
Her Majesty the Empress spoke to one of the students who played a drum after the performance, using sign language, "Thank you for your good performance. Please do your best further". The student answered in sign language, "Thank you very much" with a smiling face. She said happily to the reporter happily, "It is like a dream".
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