2. The photo here is the Hofu Tenmangu Shrine, god of learning and literature. It is one of the three main Tenjin temples in Japan. Dates back to the X century.
3. But the reason I came here has to do with Europe's Day. Hofu Commercial School is part of a European project on Japan and has been selected to receive a visit from a speaker coming to explain what the EU is all about. I spoke for one hour with 480 students who have been studying the EU mechanisms and who posed me some tricky questions! Amazing reception I had here with the usual courtesy and sympathy that the Japanese have to foreigners. Great day. Tomorrow, I will visit another school, in Hiroshima.