Thursday, July 5, 2012

Motomiya City - 7/5/2012

Today we had a powerful experience in Motomiya city.  It is a neighboring town of Fukushima which was devastated by the tsunami in March 2011.  Some of the survivors from Fukushima were displaced to Motomiya into government housing after the radiation leak.  They've lost their personal belongings, money, homes, families.  

Our presenter, Toshitake, wanted to give the community an opportunity to see the performance and learn Irish dance and music.  So Toshitake, Trinity and the Different Drums of Ireland donated their time to spend the day with the people of Motomiya. 

As one audience member told Roy, her heart hadn't been touched by music until our performance since the disaster.  

We couldn't have asked for a better day with our Trinity, Different Drums and Japanese family.