Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

Teacher Inspires Students With Chalkboard Art

Illustration for article titled Teacher Inspires Students With Chalkboard Art
Screenshot: SwEnve

Naohiko teaches art at a junior high school in Japan. To inspire students during athletic day competition, the teacher drew some encouraging chalkboard art.


In Japan, a school’s athletic day is a big deal, with students divided up into different colour-coordinated teams. Naohiko’s class, it seems, was the green team.


As GameOver points out, here is some of the encouraging chalkboard art, with positive messages telling students to win the whole festival and triumph over the blue and red team rivals.

According to Naohiko, he worked on art in the evening through late at night after the students went home. He spent hours doing this chalkboard art.

And he only used six different colors.

If you are interested in how Naohiko did the chalkboard art, here is the underdrawing for the My Hero Academia art.


Best part? His class did well in the athletic festival, coming in as the runner-up.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter



Kiiiiiiiiiind of a big waste to do that art on a canvas that HAS to be erased.