3/11 Kids' Photo Journal 2015 - Updates from Fukushima! Vol. 1

This is from last summer, but we are adding English translation of the updates from Fukushima. 

Motoki and Natsuki Tanji brothers of Fukushima branch sent to KPJ some photos and reports.

First report is an event that their grandmother’s Café gallery “Fu to Boku” joined. (Reported by Motoki)

 

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photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal

On 12th July, Café gallery “Fu to Boku” (owner Chieko Tanji, 68 years old from Fukushima city) had a pop up shop in the event “For座rest”(*1). The pop up shop sold a sasazushi (sushi wrapped in a bamboo grass leaf) and assorted smoked food.

 

This event, originally started in 2006 to enjoy the music in the forest, had been cancelled in 2011 after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This summer, after five years, the event started again. With live music, around 40 shops joined in and many people came and enjoyed the event.

 

photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal
photo by ©Motoki Tanji/311 Kids' Photo Journal

Motoki Tanji, 14 years old / Fukushima, Fukushima (3/11 Kids’ Photo Journal)

 

(*1) “For座rest” (The event name using coined word/ play on word.)

“座”(za) means “to sit” and also indicating the theatre having the event. An event place was in the forest. So you can see hidden meaning, “to sit middle of forest (for-rest)” or “Theatre in the middle of forest”. The pronunciation is “For za(the) rest”. (3/11 Kids’ Photo Journal)

 

English translation: Kazuyo Kitada

English proofreading: Peter Schonstein