|Song by Yuuko AioiMai MinakamiMio NaganoharaNano ShinonomeHakaseSakamoto|
|Romaji||Tabidachi no Hi ni|
|English title||On the Day of Departure|
|Composition||Hiromi Takahashi (née Sakamoto)|
|Genre||J-Pop, Anime Song|
|Album||Nichijou no Gasshou Kyoku|
|Release||Oct 5, 2011|
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Tabidachi no Hi ni (On the Day of Departure) is a graduation song created by faculty from Kagemori junior high school in 1991. Principal Noboru Kojima had the idea to write a song to foster unity and the troublesome school, and commissioned respected music teacher Hiromi Sakamoto to compose. After rejecting the Principal's initial draft, Sakamoto was impressed by the revised lyrics left on her desk the next day, and worked on composing during her 15-minute breaks during school.
The faculty debuted the song as a surprise for graduates. Principal Kojima soon reached retirement, and thereafter the song was sung annually by the graduating class themselves. The popularity of the song spread, and has since become a classic graduation song across Japan.
Tabidachi no Hi ni
shiroi hikari no natani yama-nami wa moete