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Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office An animation screening and collaboration stationery presentation ceremony was held at a local elementary school to commemorate the anime adaptation of the folk tale “The Tale of the Hundred Islands” fro

Sea and Japan Project Public Relations Office
An anime screening and collaboration stationery presentation ceremony was held at a local elementary school to commemorate the anime adaptation of the folk tale “Hyakukanshima Monogatari” from Tomonoura, Fukuyama City, the town of Shiomachi.
Friday, March 22, 2024 @ Fukuyama City Tomonoura Gakuen, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture
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The Japan Folktales Association, in cooperation with the Setouchi Project in Hiroshima, will hold a festival on March 22nd to
commemorate the animation of the folktale “Hyakukanshima Monogatari” from Tomonoura, Fukuyama City, the town of Shiomachi. A screening of the anime “Hyakukanshima Monogatari” was held at Fukuyama City Tomonoura Gakuen (132 students in total).
The Japan Folktales Association (General Incorporated Association) runs the “Sea Folktales Town” project, which aims to pass down to children the “relationship with the sea” and “regional pride” of Japan, which has a deep relationship with the sea. “We are promoting. This event was held as part of the Nippon Foundation’s “Ocean and Japan Project,” which connects people through the ocean in order to pass on the rich and beautiful ocean to the next generation.
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On that day, during lunch time, all the children watched the anime “The Tale of a Hundred Islands” in the classroom using the school’s public address system. The school was filled with cheerful voices from each classroom until the screening started, but as soon as the screening started, it became quiet!
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Children at Tomonoura Gakuen watching the anime “Hyakukanshima Monogatari” in the classroom
After the screening of the anime “Hyakukan Island Monogatari,” a presentation ceremony of original stationery (4 types) produced in collaboration with the anime “Hyakukan Island Monogatari” was held in the school lobby with all 6th graders in attendance. I did.
All four types of stationery – a notebook (B5), a ruler (with a protractor), sticky notes, and masking tape – are studded with memorable scenes and characters from the anime “One Hundred Islands Story.”
The 6th graders who received the stationery gave positive feedback, saying it was “cute” and “I’ll definitely use it.”
We sincerely hope that local elementary school students will be proud of their local folktales through this animation and collaborative stationery, and that they will pass them on to the future.
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The presentation ceremony and the four types of stationery presented this time -Overview of the folk tale “The Tale of a Hundred Islands” (Synopsis)-
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Once upon a time, when Masamichi Fujiwara, a military commander from Omi, was returning from a visit to Miyajima in Aki, he dropped his heirloom sword into the sea near Sensuijima Island in Tomo. He asked the fishermen of Tomo to bring him the sword that had sunk into the sea for money, but no one wanted to go because there were sharks in this area. Then, Masamichi began to curse, saying, “All the fishermen in Tomo are cowards. They are pathetic.” Among the many fishermen who heard this, one young man came forward and said that he would not withdraw if the name of the fishermen of Tomo was tarnished. He jumped into the sea not for the money, but to show that Tomo’s fishermen were not stupid. Eventually, a young man appeared with a sword in his mouth, but when he handed the sword to Masamichi, he sank into the sea, seemingly exhausted. Because of his carelessness, Masamichi had caused the death of a poor young man, so he gave the young man 100 kan of money, bought a nearby island, and built an “eleven-story stone pagoda” there. I held a memorial service.
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Children tour the Bentenjima Toba (Nine-Story Stone Pagoda), an important cultural property designated by Hiroshima Prefecture, which exists on Bentenjima (Hyakukanjima), which is told in folklore and depicted in anime. What used to be eleven layers is missing and now has nine layers. It is the oldest stone pagoda in the prefecture (Kamakura period).
-Event Overview-
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-Voices from participants-
Participating children: This was the first time I learned about the folk tale “The Tale of a Hundred Islands.”
Participating child: It was a little scary, but I was happy to see the local seascape.
Participating child: I want to tell my family about the anime Hyakukanjima. Principal: Many of the children, especially in the lower grades, were learning about the folktale “The Tale of a Hundred Islands” for the first time.
I would like to take the opportunity to show the DVD to the children over and over again using the donated DVD.
I would like you to use the collaboration stationery for studying purposes as well. Everyone is happy.
-Collaboration stationery (4 types) scheduled to be released- To commemorate the completion of the anime “Hyakukan Island
Monogatari”, we collaborated with Maruten Sangyo, a stationery manufacturer based in Fukuyama City.
The anime “Hyakukanjima Monogatari Original Stationery” has been completed. Original masking tape from the anime “The Tale of a Hundred Islands” Anime “One Hundred Islands Story” Original Sticky Note
Anime “Hyakukan Island Monogatari” original folding ruler (with protractor) Anime “Hyakukan Island Monogatari” collaboration original B5 notebook These four types of stationery are scheduled to go on sale to the general public (sales are scheduled to begin in April 2024). In addition to being available nationwide at the RCCWEB shop
(https://shop.rcc.jp/), they will also be sold at tourist souvenir shops in Tomonoura.
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4 types of original stationery Anime characters are also included on the inside of the B5 notebook.
-One Hundred Islands Story-
Click here for information about Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture’s sea folktale animation “Hyakukanshima Monogatari” and Fukuyama City. https://uminominwa.jp/animation/62/
-Organization overview-
Organization name: Japan Folktales Association (General Incorporated Association)
URL: https://www.nippon-mukashibanashi.or.jp/

Organization name: Setouchi Project in Hiroshima General Incorporated Association
URL: https://hiroshima.uminohi.jp/about/
Activities: Based on the concept of the Sea and Japan Project, we aim to create a movement in which “Hiroshima citizens” become curious about the “Seto Inland Sea” and take action.
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Nippon Foundation “Ocean and Japan Project”
The sea supports Japanese people’s lives in various ways, sometimes giving them peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project that aims to encourage people across the country, including children, to view the ongoing environmental deterioration of the ocean as their own, and to expand the circle of action to preserve the ocean for future generations. is.
https://uminohi.jp/
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Nippon Foundation “Umi no Folklore Town Project”
The “Umi no Folklore Town Project” is a project to pass down to children the “relationship with the sea” and “regional pride” of Japan, which has a deep relationship with the sea. Selecting “folk tales” and “tradition” related to the sea left throughout Japan, We aim to create an opportunity to pass down the story to the next generation, starting with the children who will lead the next generation. We are working to make this activity known to as many people as possible and provide an opportunity to think about our relationship with the ocean.
https://uminominwa.jp/
More details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000002552.000077920.html



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