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This legacy program, unique to Yamagata, aims to preserve the bonds of the region by implementing initiatives in collaboration with local youth through the Tohoku Kizuna Festival. The program was established in 2020 by openly recruited students, and has held student-led Hanagasa performances in collaboration with Montedio Yamagata during J2 League official match half-time shows. After many online meetings, the program has decided to take on the following two projects.
While COVID-19 prevents in-person exchanges from taking place, we have come together through various other methods, such as email and video calls. We aim to create new kinds of festivals and ways of communication through the use of the human voice–that makes our imagination come alive without a reliance on vision.
We are collecting "voices" themed around kizuna (bonds), and sending them out into the world via Twitter and Instagram.
Take (tah-keh) akari, or bamboo lanterns, are crafts that spread throughout the country in the wake of the Kumamoto earthquake and during the recovery efforts afterwards. This time, students will create their own lights for the Tohoku Kizuna Festival in memory of the Great East Japan Earthquake and its recovery efforts.
|Date & Time||From dusk to 8:30pm, May 22, 23 (sat, sun), 2021|
|Venue||Bunshokan Square(3-4-51 Hatago-machi, Yamagata)
Nanokamachi Gotenzeki(2-7 Nanoka-machi, Yamagata)
|Lighting Ceremony||4:45pm – 5:00pm, May 22 (sat), at Bunshokan Square|
|Partners||[Dream Project (Take Akari x Yuki x Inori)] (Yonezawa City), Chikaken Products (Nankan-machi, Kumamoto)|