After sunset, children stole tomatoes and cucumbers in the fields that they marked out on their way back from school.
From now on head priest would be taking care of you all. Everyone will be admitted to the local school.
Hello , make yourself at home .
Haru: we had few classes but a lot of work.
They were transferred to schools in Toukaichi in groups. They started school life with local children. Haru and Kenta[local student] became friends.
Kenta: we also have to get rid of harmful insects in paddy fields at the behest of our school.
Haru: we spend whole days collecting edible plants on the field but still don't get anything in our meals.
Kenta: yes , because all the food is being sent for the military to consume.
Haru: I saw some of the students stealing from the farm and to my surprise teachers know this and still don't scold them.
Kenta: yes I think they don't scold them out of sympathy.
Life at the temples was misery. For example, at a temple where about thirty boys in the third through sixth grades stayed, they ate rice mixed with soy, stems of radishes and potatoes, and grilled bullfrogs caught in rice paddies. A teacup full of soy beans was often provided as a snack, but it was not enough.
Haru: oh Kenta! I'm feeling sick , I won't be able to move today. I think I'll get punished tomorrow . I don't feel like working on the field.
Hygiene was poor. Because they went to a public bath only once a week, they bred lice on their bodies. There was no medicine.
Kenta: Don't you worry, I'll cover your field work for today.Take rest and get well soon.