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|Song by Sasaki Sayaka|
|Lyric||Unknown; commonly attributed to Shūji Isawa, among others|
|Genre||J-Pop, Anime Song|
|Album||Nichijou no Gasshou Kyoku|
|Release||Oct 5, 2011|
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仰げば尊し (Aogeba Tōtoshi) is an ending-credits song from Episode 22 of Nichijou.
Aogeba Tōtoshi first appeared in Japan in 1884, when it was included in a book of songs for primary-school students by the Ministry of Education, led by education reformer Shūji Isawa; other details regarding the songs origin are unknown. A school standard, the song became controversial after World War II, both for its worshipful attitude towards teachers that seemed at odds with a now-democratic Japan and its strong association with the old regime.
In 2011, a Japanese professor announced that he had discovered that a song entitled "Song for the Close of School", published in a book of songs for schoolchildren in 1871, had the same melody as Aogeba Tōtoshi.