My beloved and cherished Sakura Gakin will end on August 31, 2021. So many emotions are welling up inside me. This mille-feuille of feelings is a mess. lol
1 year left. Sakura Gakuin still has some growth to show so please watch over my 8 cute kouhai. Rau will also smile my best!!
I was extremely shy and didn't have any confidence at all, but I took an audition, and together with Ayami, Ayaka-chan, Matsui, Suu, Marina, Nene, and Hinata, started our activities as the eight members of Sakura Gakuin on April of 2010.
In the beginning I couldn't sing well, couldn't dance as well as I wanted, and couldn't talk well. I couldn't do anything well, and, being an elementary student, I was so frustrated and cried just about every day.
I wanted to quit. I thought about it a lot.
Frustrating times, painful times, times when I couldn't take it anymore. It felt like there were countless such times.
But what made me continue on for four years without running away were the tens and hundreds of times that made me happy and enjoy myself.
I used to be bad at performing in front of people, but I came to love it, and now I have been lucky to stand onstage many times. I came to love singing and dancing. I used to be unable to talk to people without my mom, but I became able to speak to people by myself.
Without a doubt, Iida Raura is here now because I became a student of Sakura Gakuin. I can be here because of Sakura Gakuin.
12 year old me has now become 22 years old.
It's been a long 10 years, but also 10 years that passed in the blink of an eye.
Ayami, Ayaka-chan, Matsui, Suu, Marina, Nene, Hinata, Moa, Yui, Hana, Yunano, Rinon, Mariri, Saki, Saki, Sara, Mirena, Aiko, Megu, Momoko, Yuzu, Maaya, Marin, Kano, Soyo, Tsugu, Momoe, Sana, Kokona, Miki, Miku, Miko, Neo, Yume, Sakia.
I was able to meet these many wonderful friends.
Mori-sensei, Principal Kuramoto, shokuin senseis, MIKIKO-sensei and all our dance instructors, our voice trainer YAKO-sensei, all the staff from our live shows, our hair and makeup stylists. Many, many other staff-san. We received the support of many wonderful grownups. You kindly treated us with so much love.
Most of all, all the Fukei-san who always supported us with all their energy no matter what and watched over us. Without the Fukei-san, Sakura Gakuin could not have continued this long.
Sakura Gakuin has allowed me to experience many things I was unable to experience until now, to learn different things. It has given me many dreams and aspirations.
Sakura Gakuin has been essential to my life.
It makes me extremely sad that it has to end. I wish that it could go on.
But you know, this isn't the end. This isn't goodbye.
If everyone remembers and keeps the memories inside them, they won't fade away but will live on.
Sakura Gakuin is Rau's treasure. A treasure that's full of many memories.
I'm proud to have been a student of Sakura Gakuin. I will continue to grow and aim towards becoming a super lady from now on as well.
There's one year left.
Sakura Gakuin's 10th anniversary.
I would be happy if you would watch over us until the end.
Let's make many wonderful memories.
Let's make happiness bloom.