Sightseeing and product exhibition of Yame and Oku-yame

On Saturday and Sunday the 25th and 26th of May Yame city, which suffered serious damage from the northern Kyushu heavy rain in last July, advertized their fine figure towards revival in the public square in front of the Fukuoka city office.
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On both days the sun was shining all time and a lot of people came to spend their free time on the exhibition. The traders from Yame were selling food, drinks and other products of their stores and besides the delicious meals the visitors could also enjoy life acts on the stage. Furthermore technical interested people could join one of the offered workshops and for example make chopsticks with their own hands.

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Groundwork Fukuoka was also active on these days and together with two ladies from Yame, we sold fried Ayu and Syochu. The selling was really successful and on Saturday we were able to sell all the fish we had in stock. Even it was very hot I really enjoyed the work and was happy to meet so many nice and interesting people.

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I honestly think that on this weekend the people from Yame really represented the recovery of their hometown and send a clear message about their reestablishment to the public.

Ulrike

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(Intern Report) March 10 2013 Charity event at Kego Park

On the 10th of March a charity event took place at Kego Park in Fukuoka City. University Students, Non-Profit-Organizations and other social workers tried to advertise the people from Fukuoka of their volunteer projects at the disaster area of Tohoku and tried to collect some money for donations by selling food or different kinds of products.

The team from Groundwork Fukuoka was also active on this day. To support the workers from the region witch was affected by the great East Japan earthquake, we sold seaweed that was made by a company from this area. Additionally we offered self-made miso soup and presented a book which includes short compositions written by children from Fukushima, how they had experienced the disaster.

Fortunately the selling was really successful! We were able to sell all stocked seaweeds and a lot of the miso soup and books we had in offer. In the end of the day we all were satisfied and were looking forward to the next charity event.

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Ulrike