Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
Matsushige Town, Tokushima Prefecture has been certified as a “Umi no Folklore Town”! The chairman of the certification committee paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Naoto Yoshida and held a certificate presentation ceremony.
Date: September 22, 2022 (Thursday) from 11:00 / Location: Matsushige Town Hall Reception Room
On September 22nd (Thursday), the Japan Mukashibanashi Association held a certificate presentation ceremony for the “Town of Umi no Folktales” in Matsushige Town, Tokushima Prefecture.
We will unearth folktales related to the sea that remain in Japan, and visualize the stories of those folktales and the “feelings,” “warnings,” and “lessons” contained in them in an easy-to-follow animation.
On that day, we paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Naoto Yoshida of Matsushige Town, Tokushima Prefecture, which is one of the 15 areas designated as “towns of folklore of the sea” by the secretariat members, including the chairman of the certification committee. We held a certificate presentation ceremony for the town of folktales. This event is part of the “Nippon Foundation ‘Sea and Japan Project'” that connects people through the sea in order to hand over the sea to the next generation.
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Comment from Mayor Naoto Yoshida
It is no exaggeration to say that the sea is the only tourism resource in Matsushige, which has many coastlines. I am grateful to have the folk tales of Matsushige-cho with the theme of the sea turned into an anime. We are in the process of developing a community that lives in harmony with the sea, and we would like to use this animation to revitalize the community.
Organization name: Japan Mukashibanashi Association
The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.
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