From our local Nozato Elementary School, I entered Koryo Junior High School. I didn't study particularly hard, but my marks were always on the high side. I also often served as class president.
One of my fond memories is of the school play. In one stage play, I got to play the role of a boy priest. It wasn't a glamorous role, but I loved theater, so I put on the white kimono and bamboo hat and threw myself into the performance.