April 18: The presentation at Chang-Shing college
by Mie
This is a view from Savoy hotel we are staying. Masan bay is visible between the buildings (left.) On the right is a large gym park and a big baseball field. In the center is a tall red-and-white colored chimney with a hot spring mark on the top, suggesting a Korean-style inn or motel.
On the top of each housing are a water tank and many Kimuchi vases.
I walk out before the breakfast to look around the hotel. The Sunday morning streets are still calm. I am not sure what a shop it is, but I am interested in a carved pillar sign of the shop (left.) In the show window of a dress shop are beautiful wedding dresses and formal suits. There are so many shops like this in the streets. I am a little bit relieved to find some pieces of English character in the vast sea of Hangul that makes me feel I am now actually in a foreign country.
Now the main purpose of this time travel comes. We are going to make a presentation on the Terao Memoir at the church. professor Lee took us into the chapel in the college campus to meet the pastor. in the front is Ms. Mun Jong Ac, the mother-in-law of professor Lee. She will interpret our Japanese directly into Korean at the presentation.
The church service started at 11 in the morning. Chang-Shing college stands on the principle of Christianity, and it includes a junior high school, a high school and a junior college.

After the main service, we were invited to the front by the minister.
Professor Lee introduced us first, and Mr. Matsumura made the presentation on the late Mr. Terao, his Memoir on the web page, and his impression about many responses from all over the world including this time adoption on the textbook. He looked like a little bit in tension, but was delighted with a great pleasure to have many friends who are concerned in A-bomb, war, and peace.

Ms. Mun Jong Ac interpret Mr. Matsumura's message very well. It was very impressive that all the attendants were listening eagerly with nodding to the message.

Ms. Mun was at the sixth grade of an elementary school in Japan when World War 2 ended in 1945. She soon returned to Korea, but she never abandoned her belief and Japanese language.
Now, with a thunderous applause, our important duty was over. We were very moved to have many greetings at the exit of the church. We took a commemorative picture in front of the church: from left, Mrs. Kim Eui Hyun (Mr. Lee's wife), Mr. Matsumura, Mr. Nagano, president Byung-Do Kang, Mrs. Mieko Nagano, Ms. Mun, and professor Lee. On the left is a building of junior high school and on the right is the ground of the high school behind the fence.
We were introduced into the luxurious president's room. A national flag and a college flag are on the wall. Chang-Shin college originates in a high school 90 years ago. The junior high school was added later, and the college was founded nine years ago. The enrollment is 1,000 to junior high school, 2,000 to high school, and 5,000 to college respectively.

At the meeting in the president's room, professor Jeon, who took degree of economy in Japan, and his wife attended as well.

A we-were-there picture in front of the main building of the college.
We were then invited to the lunch by the president. We got on a president's exclusive car to a restaurant located in the west part of Masan. The restaurant is in a hill foot of an elegant green hill named Maizuru. It enjoys a wonderful view over whole Masan city and beautiful Masan Bay. The president all the way explains Ken about the map of the area (left.) Even on a western dish is a lump of Kimchi, it seems to be just like a Korean way.
From left: president Kang, professor Lee, professor Jeong and his wife. Pleasant conversation was made in English with professor Lee, in Japanese with the president and the Jeongs who had lived in Mitaka city of Tokyo for more than ten years. Three languages crisscrossed over the dishes, covering the history of Masan, Shusaku Endo, the late Christian novelist of Japan, and Sorin Otomo, a Christian feudal lord of old Oita.

The president said that Chang-Shin college is based upon the love of Christianity. It was this love that put the Terao Memoir on a textbook of the college.

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