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Japanese Teacher Creates Incredible Chalkboard Art to Inspire Students

Teacher Chalkboard Art

Japanese art teacher Naohiko has found a creative way to motivate his students to take part in the junior high school’s annual sports day. The dedicated teacher spends hours creating incredible chalkboard art of well-known, inspirational characters next to words of encouragement.

Using only six different chalk colors, Naohiko stayed behind after school hours to work on his artwork at night. From Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia to Eren from Attack on Titan, and Elsa from Frozen, each hand-drawn character represents a color-coded sports day team. Each piece features expressive details and three-dimensional elements, allowing the characters to stand out in the classroom.

The sports event seems to be a big deal in this particular school, where the various games include running competitions, a three-legged race, and a tug-of-war. Luckily, Naohiko’s artistic efforts prevailed—his class were runners-up in the sports day competition!

Japanese art teacher Naohiko inspired his students to take part in his school’s annual sports day with motivational chalkboard art.

Teacher Chalkboard Art

Each inspirational character represents a color-coded sports day team.

Teacher Chalkboard Art

Naohiko’s artistic efforts prevailed—his class placed as runner-up in the sports day competition!

Teacher Chalkboard Art

Teacher Chalkboard Art

Naohiko: Instagram | Twitter
h/t: [Kotaku]

All images via Naohiko. 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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