The aim of this paper is to examine the education by Mitsushige Mineji practiced at the elementary school from the 1920s to 1930s. Mineji considerably changed the style of his education along the way, but he had a consistent intention in his practice. His practice intended to deepen children's recognition of "life." Moreover, it intended to improve their quality of "life," which is a more important aspect of education. I focus on his "productive teaching practice," which is a completed system of his local teaching practice in the latter period of his practice. His productive teaching practice is not local education to recognize society and its change as indicated in the studies by other researchers, but an extension of the first half of his practice. Needless to say, it is neither failed local education nor trivialized local education.