|Song by Yuuko AioiMai MinakamiMio NaganoharaNano ShinonomeHakaseSakamoto|
|Romaji||Tabidachi no Hi ni|
|English title||On the Day of Departure|
|Lyric||小嶋登 (Kojima Noboru)|
|Composition||坂本浩美 (Sakamoto Hiromi - now Hiromi Takahashi)|
|Genre||J-Pop, Anime Song|
|Album||Nichijou no Gasshou Kyoku|
|Release||Oct 5, 2011|
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Disclaimer: Don't be confused, there is another song with the same title. Referencing to the other version is beyond the scope of this Wikia.
Tabidachi no Hi ni (On the Day of Departure) is a choral music made by the faculty of Kagemori junior high school in 1991. The principal at the time wrote the lyrics with the goal to improve the rough school.
He commissioned Sakamoto, a music teacher, to do the composition. After rejecting the initial draft, she was impressed with the lyrics left at her desk the following day. She later spent 15 minutes on school breaks to make the composition.
At first the song was sung by the faculty as a surprise for the third-grade graduates. This was the only performance of Kojima as the principal because he had reached retirement. The following year onward the students began to sing it. From Kagemori junior high school, its usage spread to neighboring elementary and junior high schools.
In recent years, it is recognized as a classic graduation song.
Source - in Japanese
Kagemori junior high school is located in Chichibu Municipal, Saitama Prefecture. It may be just a coincidence, but in the manga when Hakase asks Nano how amazing she is, Nano's first reply is "as big as Chichibu mountain". After learning about the history behind the song, its selection as an outro for the final episode feels ... right.
Tabidachi no Hi ni
shiroi hikari no natani yama-nami wa moete