Welcome to our homepage, Morioka Daiichi High School, in English!
Great OBs and OGs
Yonai Mitsumasa: Admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Politician and 37th Prime Minister of Japan.
Ishikawa Takuboku: A respected poet- well known for his Tanka and Modern poetry.
Miyazawa Kenji: A posthumously popular poet and author of children's literature.
Onodera Naosuke: A medical scientist and person of cultural merit.
Kindaichi Kyosuke: A Japanese linguist and recipient of the order of culture.
Funakoshi Yasutake: A sculptor and painter, also recognized as a person of cultural merit.
Yaegashi Shigeo: A respected football player. He was awarded a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Nomura Kodou: A novelist and music critic- most famous for creating the fictional detective Zenigata Heiji.
Ono Seichiro: A scholar of criminal law and the recipient of the order of culture.
Matsumoto Shunsuke: A Japanese painter, who primarily painted in the western painting style.
1) Entrance Ceremony
2) Cheering Practice
3) Athletic Festival
1) Sports Festival
2) Study Tour (for Science and Mathematics Course)
1) School Festival
1) School Excursion (1st Years)
2) Farewell Party
3) Exchange Program
4) Graduation Ceremony
Kyudo- Japanese Archery
Track and Field
Igo and Shogi- Japanese Chess
Tea Ceremony and Flower Arrangement
History of Morioka Daiichi
1880 The school was officially opened as "Public Iwate Middle School".
1908 An official school song was selected and performed.
1917 The school moved from Uchimaru, to a new location in Ueda.
1948 The official name was changed to "Iwate Prefectural Morioka Daiichi High School" in accordance with the National Educational System.
1962 The construction of the third school building was completed.
1969 The Science and Mathematics course was set up and established.
1980 100th anniversary - in celebration of this momentous occasion, the international exchange program was launched.
1990 110th anniversary.
2000 120th anniversary - in addition, construction of the new building was completed in entirety.
2010 130th anniversary.
2012 The number of OBs and OGs surpassed 30,000.
2015 The school was appointed as a SGH, Super Global High School by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Science and Mathematics Course
1) It was established in 1969
2) About 1700 students graduated and contributed to society as doctors, engineers, and researchers
3) Special Events: Project Study, Specific Lectures, Field Work, Study Tour to Tsukuba, and so forth
Major Upper School
1) National or Public University
University of Tokyo
Total Number: About 200
2) Private University
Tokyo University of Science
Total Number: About 120
3) Medical school
Iwate Medical U
Jichi Medical U
Total Number: About 50
Each year, since 1980, we have sent approximately 10 students to America, Europe, or Australia for one month. This program is called "Hakua no Tsubasa", White Wings. "Hakua" is our symbol color, this literally translates as "White Plaster". It is in remembrance of the first school building whose walls were plastered in white- its name was 'Hakua Jo', meaning- White Castle.
As of 2015, we have been established as a SGH, at this time we adopted a different exchange program which goes by the name of the SG Exchange Program.