|English Chat@5 July
English Chat is an English conversation event held every two months.
Anyone who is interested in practicing English can join us. Members
enjoy chatting and playing games with native English speakers.
Making lamps by Kurafuto@5 July 2003
One of civic groups gKurafutoh specializes in making lamps using Washi,
a type of Japanese paper. This paper is often used as material for
repairing cultural assets and also for making clothes for trainee
priests attending Omizutori at Todaiji temple in Nara Prefecture.
This workshop is always very popular among citizens and visitors alike.
People come from Tokyo, Sendai and even from as far away as the United
Kingdom and Australia. The Sumaru residence is decorated with hand-made
lamps on the night of the Shiroishi festival. This year about 400
people visited to see this fascinating spectacle.
A Farewell Party for JET Participants@15
One of our projects is a cross-cultural exchange between our citizens
and our international residents. This exchange takes place on a grass-roots
level and shares the everyday life of ordinary citizens here in Shiroishi.
International residents such as Jarrod, Jeff and Kat contributed to
this exchange largely through their work as English instructors, especially
at the gEigo de Hanasoh events. Thanks to them, our organization was
able to generate a great deal of interest in cross-cultural exchange.
In their honor, we held a farewell BBQ party for them. Over 60 people
came to the BBQ to wish them well.
The Shiroishi Summer Festival@11 August 2003
Shiroishi T.M.O. also organized an event called gDagashi-yah. Dagashiya
is similar to an informal flea market where citizens sell toys, cheap
sweets, yo-yos, masks, etcc Children have a great time here drawing
lots and playing. Even adults enjoy themselves as they experience
a bit of a second childhood, too.