阪神・淡路大地震10周年記念事業

    JEARN(ジェイアーン)
 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake 

Natural Disater Youth Summit 2005

          

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Commemorative Tree Planting 

 "Kawazu" cherry trees at "Haru Ichiban no Oka", with the hope for growing as the reminder of the Great Hanshin- Awaji Earthquake

 
Cherry trees bloom!

  Date: January 18th (Tue) 2005 12:30~

 We commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake this year, and had Painting Exhibitions and TV Conference of NDSY(Natural Disaster Youth Summit). Before that conference, we planted 21 "Kawazu" cherry trees as mouring for the victims of the Earthquake at adjoining "Haru Ichiban no Oka" in  Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park..

Berore the ceremony started, a musical therapist, 
Mr.Saeed who has helped earthquake-striken children in Bam, Iran to regain their spirits through music played music by Iranian instrument.

[ Commemorative Tree-planting Ceremony]
At Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park,they try hard to create " mecca for cherry blossom". Therefore, JEARN's Natural Disaster Youth Summit planted "Kawadu" cherry trees as the 10th anniversary of the Earthquake in cooperation with their plan.
greeting by Chief,the Executive Committee Kazuko Okamoto

Now, let's plant the cherry trees!
Can you work it out?

The kind the students planted this time is "Kawazu" cherry tree. This cherry tree reportedly blooms around the beginning of February, whereas usual cherry trees bloom around the late March. Moreover, we can enjoy cherry blossoms throughout a month, and appreciate the feeling the coming of spring earlier.


                        

 

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