Tarumizu Senior High School Prospectus
design, photography

Nestled under ever-looming clouds of ash billowing from Sakurajima, the neighborhood volcano, Tarumizu Senior High is a school full of character and heart in it's student body and course offerings. Unfortunately, these characteristics are often overlooked in favor of schools in the big city across the bay. With shrinking budgets and dwindling student enrollment, keeping the school's courses and image relevant was a vital concern.

As many High Schools in Japan offer trade-specific courses, it’s necessary to speak directly towards specific careers to attract potential students. This promotion was delivered to Junior High faculty, students and their parents, requiring an appeal to three audiences. Through the use of original photography and student dialogue, this brochure makes an effort to speak honestly about the possibilities Tarumizu High offers.

Reading right to left, three A4 sheets were lovingly hand bound by the awesome students in the Life Design Course using handmade bands in school colors. The binding was chosen to allow faculty to separate individual spreads to allow more targeted within schools.

A collaboration with Tarumizu Vice-Principal, Mr. Shoyo Koyama.


front cover


Principal's Intro / General Course


Design Course / Event Calendar


Club Activities


Events con't / Design Course


retain contact info when separated


College Placements / General Course








Separated spreads: Club Activities


Separated spreads: School Events


Separated spreads: Design Course