Did you know Yoshimasa Takakura, a kimono shop owner in Fukuoka, launched a project to produce kimonos that represent countries around the world? Artisans in Japan were encouraged to create these designs which he hopes will be used at the opening of the Tokyo Olympics by the placard bearers.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day and enjoying the festivities across the city.
Here is a video by Fukuoka Now with former Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki. He now plays for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. This is his greetings to Canadians celebrating our 150th anniversary.
The 30th anniversary of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai was celebrated in 2010. We celebrated our 35th anniversary this year. The slideshow video shown at the 30th anniversary Social and AGM has been uploaded to YouTube. There are two parts to the video and it shows the activities of the Toronto Fukuoka Kenjinkai over the years. It also includes photos from the 5th Worldwide Fukuoka Kenjinaki Convention held in Toronto in 2004 and the 6th one in Seattle in 2007. Many of the people in the older photos have passed away so this is a good opportunity to remember our former members and the good times they had at our Kenjinkai gatherings.
This was the memorial photo taken at the 30th anniversary gathering.
Happy New Year. 明けましておめでとうございます。
Our family eats ozouni on New Year’s day. This time I’d like to share a video which shows you how to make Hakata-style zouni. お正月と言えばお雑煮ですよね。下のビデオを見れば博多雑煮の作り方が分かります。
I will occasionally be posting videos that introduce you to Fukuoka. Here’s one that will make you hungry.