We also chatted for a bit with Seiyu-san’s 15-year-old daughter, Kamu-chan, the only child we spoke to
during our interviews (and practically the only child we saw all month).
She went through JHS in Naruko and is now in high school in Furukawa. Every day, she takes the train for about 40 minutes, then rides a bike for another 10-15 minutes to get to school, both there and back. There is no high school in Naruko. Her JHS class had about 70 students, mostly because Osaki City (of which Naruko is a part), used to have 3 junior high schools, but has consolidated them into one.
Her group of friends was about 9 girls. They all attend different high schools, but they do try to hang out. Their favorite place to hang out is the nearby Naruko Gotenyu JR train station ( a place built for people to spend time in). They will spend many hours there. They also go down by the river and do silly things like make face shapes with their shadows, which they then take pictures of with their cellphones. Very simple, innocent games.
There was an ALT in the area, who used to spend time talking with her. Personally, it was nice to hear that an ALT used to hang out with a local student outside of class.
She really does love Higashi-Naruko, and even though she now visits the “big city” of Furukawa, she does like coming back home.
August 15, 2010