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Thanks! with You in MASHIKO FUN TOUR

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Thanks! with You in MASHIKO FUN TOUR

 


Reconstruction pledge together at the local recovering area, that suffers from earthquake disaster on 11th March.
Mashiko city, located in the Tochigi prefecture, is known as the “city of ceramic arts” in Japan and also a widely known city for fans of ceramic arts from all over the world. However, due to the great earthquake disaster in eastern Japan, Mashiko suffers from great damages, that are unforeseeable yet. Ceramic works, including the valuable existing and other facilities for the creation of pottery kiln were damaged from the devastating earthquake in Mashiko. In addition, due to the influence of the nuclear accident is under rumor, farm produce and tourism, has given a great deal due to the impact of tourism also more general since then. In addition, the plantation agricultural products and tourism suffer from the reputational damage caused by the nuclear accident and its huge influence on the tourism. In the operational year around 600 people got help from home and abroad, in the disaster area around Mashiko. This year, one year after the earthquake, the people of Mashiko, who suffered from the earthquake itself, will have the opportunity to thank the people who supported them with the “Thanks! with You in MASHIKO”, that will be held on the 10th and 11th of March. We made this “Thanks! with You in MASHIKO” together with interested people. This tour will take place together with locals form Mashiko. While deepening the exchange, preparing various events together, you will deeply feel the real charm Mashiko. Whether there are visitors who come the first time to Mashiko, visitors who come the first time to the disaster area or visitors who have visited many times before, this tour anyone can join.
That one year after 11th March. Why don’t we spend a day together in the affected areas around Mashiko?


*This tour is subsidized and will take place as part of the <Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry>.

Route map (Schedule) *Traffic-related the schedule can be changed
10th March (Saturday)
9:00 Departure from Ikejiri Setagaya “Manufacturing School Setagaya” (An old school in Ikejiri)
12:00 Arrival at Mashiko city, Lunch at the “Thanks for reconstruction assistance” hall
13:00 From 13:00 on activities and experiences with locals (see back/next page)
17:00 Shift to accommodation (Old folk house)
19:00 Dinner with local people and mutual exchange
11th March (Sunday)
07:00 Morning walk together with the locals
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 From 09:00 on activities and experiences with locals (see back/next page)
14:46 remembrance ceremony (bell of the temple will beacon “Thanks for reconstruction assistance”)
15:30 Departure from Mashiko city
18:30 Planned arrival at of Ikejiri Setagaya “Manufacturing School Setagaya” (An old school in Ikejiri)
“Thanks for reconstruction assistance in Mashiko” Fan Tour
Program management
Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th March 2012
Number of positions
30 People (If the fixed number will be exceeded, the recruitment will be stopped)
Entry fee
5,500 Yen (including tax)
*The transportation costs for the way from Tokyo to Mashiko and back and the costs for accommodation (plus one breakfast) are included.
*The meals, etc. on site have to be paid by everyone for himself.
Means of transportation
Large chartered bus
Accommodation
An in Edo Period built old folk house (“Old Tree Inn”)
“Thanks! with You in MASHIKO” Summary
Outline
Assembly day: Saturday 10th March 2012 to Sunday 11th March 2012
Assembly hall: All around Mashiko
Organizer: Thanks! with You in MASHIKO executive committee
Co: Mashiko City, Mashiko Chamber of Commerce,Promotion Council for Mashiko pottery,livestock Tourism Association and so on
Inquiry: Thanks! with You in MASHIKO executive committee (Mashiko City Association Tel. 0285-70-1120)

The main event (Schedule)
Cooking Curry using the vegetables grown by local farmers from Mashiko
Cooking “Kenchinjiru” using fresh vegetables
Free trial potter’s wheel
Japanese drum performance by local volunteers
Bell in the local temple
The “Thanks! with You in MASHIKO” beacon (Light the fire in the rebuild kiln)
Free entry to the art museum of the city (On 11th March)
Go on activities with the local people during the tour (Schedule)
Carrying allocated firewood to make a smoke signal “Thanks! with You in MASHIKO” with with volunteers
Cooking and arranging local specialties together with volunteers
Cooking and arranging Bentos with volunteers
The Land
Make experiences with the local people during the tour (Schedule)
Pottery Specialists (Assessment) ????
Talking and drinking Sake together with the locals