Yoko traveled to Fukushima today (6 Dec 2011) to visit a small elementary school. All 58 students of the school, including 30 children who transferred there after evacuating from their homes, greeted her upon arrival.
After delivering a speech to give them hope, she invited them on to the stage one by one to give them a hug, and presented each of them with the ONOCHORD flashlight and the 24-language Imagine Peace badges.
The children sang a song in chorus, with Yoko dancing in rhythm. She then instructed them on how to use the ONOCHORD flashlights, and did the “I love you” performance with them, which was very touching.
Yoko then wrote a calligraphy piece, “Sekai Kinen” (“Pray for the World”), and explained its meaning to the children.
After that, the children were all invited onto the stage for a group photo.