Ninja history student achieves top marks after submitting & # 39; blank & # 39; paper … as soon as her teacher realizes that her essay is written in invisible ink
- Eimi Haga has been interested in ninja & their history since childhood
- Professor promised high marks for & # 39; creativity & # 39; on writing assignment
- First-year student used special paper and ink made from soy to write
- Yet she wrote instructions with regular ink on how to read the assignment
A Japanese student of ninja history who handed in a blank paper received top scores – after her professor realized that the essay was written in invisible ink.
Eimi Haga followed the ninja technique of & # 39; aburidashi & # 39; and spent hours soaking and crushing soybeans to make the ink.
The words appeared when her professor heated the paper over his gas stove.
& # 39; It is something that I learned from a book when I was a child, & # 39; said Mrs. Haga. & # 39; I just hoped nobody would come up with the same idea. & # 39;
Mrs. Haga has been interested in ninja & # 39; s – secret agents and murderers in medieval Japan – since she watched an animated TV show as a child.
After enrolling at Mie University in Japan, the first-year student took a ninja history course and was asked to write about a visit to the Ninja Museum of Igaryu.
First-year Japanese student Eimi Hagas held her writing assignment, which she wrote in invisible ink, for a lesson on the history of ninja & # 39; s. Her professor had promised higher marks for creativity when writing the assignment in exchange
& # 39; When the professor in the class said he would give a high score for creativity, I decided that I would make my essay stand out from others, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I thought for a while and came up with the idea of aburidashi. & # 39;
Mrs. Haga, 19, soaked soybeans overnight and then crushed them before they were pressed into a cloth.
She then mixed the soybean extract with water – spent two hours to get the concentration right – before she brushed her essay on & # 39; washi & # 39; (thin Japanese paper).
After her words dried up, they became invisible. But to make sure her professor didn't put the essay in the trash, she left a note in normal ink with the text & # 39; warm the paper & # 39 ;.
The professor, Yuji Yamada, told it BBC he was surprised & # 39; surprised & # 39; when he saw the essay.
& # 39; I had written such reports in code, but never seen one done in aburidashi, & he said.
& # 39; To tell the truth, I had a little doubt that the words would come out clearly. But when I heated the paper over the gas stove in my house, the words appeared very clearly and I thought & # 39; Well done! & # 39;
& # 39; I did not hesitate to give the report full marks – even though I did not read it completely, because I thought I should leave some of the paper unheated, in case the media found this and a photo would make. & # 39;
The assignment in its original form, plus handwritten instructions in regular ink on how to read it.
As for the essay itself, Mrs Haga said it had more style than content.
& # 39; I was convinced that the professor would at least recognize my efforts to create a creative essay, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; So I wasn't really worried about getting a bad score for my essay – although the content itself was nothing special. & # 39;
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