A city that certainly lives it up to its name as no matter were you go within this place you can be almost sure you'll be able to see a cherry tree nearby. Spring time is marked by the whole city being filled with by the pink petals, swaying in the breeze that make the place one of the most beautiful sceneries to see for miles and miles. As for the city, it isn't a sprawling metropolis but neither is it a small town. It's whole landscape is made of contrasts, lots of old shrines, monuments and pieces from ages past decorating the more modern buildings, their presence giving a little bit of personality and color to a city of the present.
Sakurasaki has always been a good city in the memories of those who live there. Sure, bad stuff happens everywhere but this place has always been good to those who live there. People are nice to each other, their surroundings are beautiful and most problems seem like a thing far away...
Or at least that's how it was before.
Lately, people have woken up to find that the old relics of the town's past have faced acts of vandalism. Surrounding flowers have been stomped upon, old statues have suffered incredible wear in a single night and the wood of some monuments has been painted with a nasty substance that makes them rot.
Of course, the citizens of Sakurasaki are not going to stand up for this! While the City Hall discusses how to handle this unexpected attack on the cultural past of the city, a certain group of schools, elementary, middle and high, have decided to be proactive about solving this issues.
A large group of students have been assembled to go to the sites and fix everything they can. This ragtag bunch have gathered either out of concern for their city, cause it might be fun or because they got caught doing something bad at school and so they got sent with the group to redeem themselves.
"Right! Everyone gather up, we're here!" Called out the teacher responsible for today's clean up effort. A kind, responsible kind of man that just can depend on.
Today's spot was a small park on top a hill near the center of the city. A long time ago a shrine rested on this place, though it has been a long time gone. However, it's ground are just as pretty as ever and so the place became a nice park for people to relax in every once in a while. There were a few foodstands on the side and lots of ground for kids to run around in. However, the students mission today was a single one.
In the middle of the park there was an ancient stone monument, tall as an adult and half again. It was made of carved stones, squares down and getting slightly more spherical on top and they had the character of a single human virtue printed on each of them.
However, this was no longer evident as the stones were covered in a strange red paint. Smaller remains of the shrine were also covered by the paint and some of the grounds had seen a pretty bad while the night before.
"Very well kids, you know the drill. Work as a group and lets take care of all this mess!" The professor said lifting one fist to the air. He would hang around, try to direct their efforts a little before stepping in to help.
If I'm sure of something it's that I'm not sure of anything.