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Kongosho

Kongosho

Every morning at 8:30 AM, we can hear the beautiful chimes of the bell coming from the Kongo tower, announcing the start of a new day on the campus. When Masakazu Sugiyama, the founder president of our school visited the University of California, he was deeply moved by the beautiful sounds of the bell, the students praying in silence and people walking by. He dreamt of having a similar Bell in the school, which came true 10 years later. The Bell was constructed in 1931 by The Gillette Company in London, and it was installed on the Sugiyama Daini Women's Academy school building. The Bell was named "Kongosho", after the melody of the song "Kongoseki" which is played in the bell. Ever since then until today, every morning during school days and other ceremony days, a student solemnly performs the melody as a symbol of the school.

* "Kongoseki" means diamond and "sho" means bell