45,000 fans attended Arashi’s annual fan event, “Waku Waku Gakkou 2012” where each member took turns as teachers. The theme for this year’s lesson is: “Five Lessons to Make You Shine Everyday”. The lesson plans were made to shed a positive light that the earthquake tragedy had caused last year.
Wearing their white coats, each member was tasked with different subjects. Ninomiya Kazunari, who celebrated his 29th birthday last June 17th at Tokyo Dome, taught “Kachi Kachi”, which is about brain tricks. Aiba Masaki taught “Pachu Pachu”, which is about food appreciation. Sho Sakurai taught “Goku Goku”, which is about the importance of water. Jun Matsumoto with “Gomo Gomo”, which is about the origin of things. Lastly, Satoshi Ohno with “Gera Gera”, which is all about laughter.
The entire Dome was filled with excitement and laughter and some fans were actually taking notes with the lesson. Arashi-sensei’s concluded the class by singing “Furusato”.
Waku Waku Gakkou will continue next month at Kyocera Dome in Osaka and Arashi will be holding “extra-curricular” lessons in earthquake-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.