July 8, 2021
Address: 71 Higashikoji Ko, Yoshida-cho, Uwajima City Name of organization: Uwajima NPO Center Representative: Representative Tomoko Tanimoto
Person in charge: Akiko Hayashi
|1-Name of business
1 million sparklers night
|2- Organizer (co-organizer)
Sponsored by: Uwajima NPO Center
Co-sponsor: U.grandma Japan, a specified non-profit organization
Sponsored by: Yoshida Town Honcho Association, Uwajima City
It started in 2011, when the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, mainly in Iwate Prefecture, and people all over the country (even at home) lit up sparklers at the same time to send them to the people who have become stars, and to remember the disaster experience, I will continue to tell this story even to children who have never experienced it.
|4-Date and time
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 19:00-21:00
|Date Plaza in front of Yoshida Branch
|5-Number of participants
Approximately 50 people at the venue, 20 staff, simultaneous distribution on YouTube
|6-Admission fee/participation fee, etc.
Sparkler fireworks night began in 2011, around the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, mainly in Iwate Prefecture. We are working with the idea of lighting sparklers all over the country, connecting the gentle light, and sending it to those who have become stars. We hope you will spend some time surrounded by sparklers, talking with your loved ones, and reminiscing. We held this event in the hope that people would have the time to think about their current lives and check their bonds with the loved ones in front of them.
Mr. Uoyama, representative of the NPO RAY of HOPE, distributed the lights of hope from Echizen Takada and carried them to the Uwajima NPO Center. The live broadcast started at 18:55, and included an explanation of Sparkler Night, a minute's silence, the lighting of sparklers all at once, and information about what happened at the time of the Western Japan Heavy Rain Disaster to those connected across the country.
Tanabata decorations made of tangerine trees were prepared, and foreign residents of Uwajima came with their families to write their wishes on strips of tangerine tree strips. Sparklers were enjoyed by people of all ages and nationalities, with some even competing to see how long the spark would last.
We heard from the participants that they had been reluctant to participate in such an event for a while after the disaster, but after three years, things have calmed down and they decided to take part. ” is also beginning to emerge.
I only knew about our own area, but when I learned about other disasters in the Yoshida area, I realized how difficult it was for everyone. Some people told me that, and I felt that there was a need for a place to pass on the story.
| Address: 71-1 Higashikoji, Yoshida-cho, Uwajima City
Name: Tomoko Tanimoto (Representative of Uwajima NPO Center)