Ohfuna (大船) in Kamakura supports stricken city Ohfunato (大船渡)

By Kikki - Last updated: 水曜日, 7月 6, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

[From Ohfunato city-my stricken home town]

– East Japan Great Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster-

Event supporting for Ohfunato ‘Ohfuna to Ohfunato(大船から大船渡市へ)

The supporting event for reconstruction of Ofunato ‘Ohfuna to Ohfunato’ will be held on July 16 at the Geijutsu-kan Street in Ohfuna town. The event is planned by the storekeepers’ organization in Ohfuna, Kamakura city. The members of the organization considered there are any possible things to support stricken areas of the disaster. Name of the city 大船 or Ohfuna where their shopping street exists is very similar name to ‘大船渡 or Ohfunato’ so they felt something destiny between them. The organization appealed event project to all four storekeepers’ organizations and enterprises in the east side of JR Ohfuna Station.

‘Tsubaki-musume’ from Ohfunato city & Popular cake ‘Kamomeno-tamago’ 


According to the executive committee for the event, 300 pieces of T-shirts with drawings of symbols of Ohfuna city, such as ‘Kamakura Kannon’ or the great image of the Goddess of Mercy will be sold at 2,000 yen in the event and also 4,000 posters for promoting the event will be sold at 1,000 yen. Earnings from food and beverages sales at the street stalls and fund-raising will be added on that. The organization will send all earnings as a contribution to Ohfunato city. ‘Tsubaki-musume’ or Miss Camellia Girls from Ohfunato city will arrive and sell popular local cake ‘Kamomeno-tamago’ at the event site. A street concert will be performed by a singer ‘Ohfuna Wataru’ who came from Ohfunato city, too.

Mr. Kensuke Suzuki (50), the deputy chairman of the committee said, ‘We would like to support Ohfunato city at least 10 years, because the stricken city needs long period for its total recovery. They expect that the event will promote close bond of affection between Ohfuna in Kamakura and Ohfunato city. The event runs between 10:00 and 16:00, and the street concert will be called off if it is rain.




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