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Umi to Nihon Project Public Relations Office The town of Umi no Folklore Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture’s animation “Buddha Island” is complete! Hold a screening

Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
The town of folklore of the sea Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture’s anime “Hotokejima” has been completed! Hold a screening
Date and time: Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 12:00 Venue: Laguna Ten Bosch Lagunasia Garden Palace Stage

The Japan Mukashibanashi Association has unearthed folktales related to the sea that have survived throughout Japan, and visualized the stories and the “feelings,” “warnings,” and “lessons” contained in those folktales as an easy-to-follow animation. bottom. On February 26th (Sun), we held a screening of the animation “Hotokejima”, which was produced in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture.
This event is being held as part of the Nippon Foundation’s Sea and Japan Project, which connects people through the sea, in order to pass on the rich and beautiful sea to the next generation.
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At the beginning of the event, Mayor of Gamagori Toshiaki Suzuki said, “This is a work that conveys the splendor and horror of the sea. Please take a look at it.” Some children looked frightened for a moment at the appearance of the sea dead that appeared in the middle, but everyone seriously appreciated the animation projected on the screen. After the screening, producer Hidetomo Shibata and Mayor Suzuki held a talk show, where they talked about their thoughts on the work and how they would like to use it in Gamagori in the future. Also, about the location of “Buddha Island”, which Gamagori citizens hardly know, he explained by showing an image on the screen. After the screening, TV Aichi’s character “Toiro-chan” also participated in a quiz competition related to the work, asking “What is the name of the island that appeared?” It was exciting with a 3-choice quiz for questions such as “.
Producer Shibata said that the ebb and flow of the tides were not only related to the gravitational pull of the moon, but also the rotation of the earth.
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-Organization Profile-
Organization name: Japan Mukashibanashi Association
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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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