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Mountain Valley School


Another school located in the mountains of Nara prefecture.  Made completely of wood, this old decaying secondary college was hidden far away in what seemed to be a small forgotten village in a valley.   The main school building was long and narrow and access proved to be a little difficult, but we found an entry point at the back.  The hallway on the first floor was heavily rotted and we had to step on the skrting boards or risk falling straight through.  Some classrooms were sparse however a few on the second floor still had desks and chairs with writing still on blackboards.  One classroom was full of portraits of each of the schools past principals...I spent a while in here checking out each image along with a box of photographs of school events from I'm assuming the 60's and 70's (these images were very retro)



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