In Furudono, Fukushima, I introduced Leanne to my friends and traditional Japanese lifestyle and culture
Introducing Leanne to traditional Japanese Food, and The Australia-Japan Match Box Project to Furudono councilors, including the Mayor of Furudono.
Leanne recieving her first Match Boxes from Japan from Azuma-san, Director of the Furudono Board of Education, who we also thank for him and his staff’s generous time and hospitality during our stay in Furudono.
Leanne trying to play the Taiko!
Introducing the Match Box Projects to my special Friends in Furudono.
Match Box Gallery with Kakeda Sensei and her Nihon Bunyo Group (Traditional Japanese Dancing Group)
Whilst in Furudono, we introduced the young members of the community to Australian culture with Experience Australia activities at the local primary schools, kindergarten and Community Centre.
We went back to Furudono Kindergarten the next day where we were presented with wonderful gifts for our boxes.
The above activities were made possible thanks to Todd Tai, Ad Office, Macquarie Japanese Studies Centre, Macquarie University, and Qantas.