The Future of Traditional Japanese Culture Association

伝統文化みらい協会

The association, based in Fukushima-city and established in 2013, is committed to give opportunities to children to learn their traditional culture and to organise events voluntarily through their learnings.
↓↓A message from one of the dancers below↓↓

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

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Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

Satonoko-kai Dance in UK (2016)

 

Message from the Future of Traditional Japanese Culture Association  (Written by Yuma Ohtsuki 大槻夕真)

She came to perform in London in 2016.

【English】

Nearly 10 years ago, The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred. We remember it like it was yesterday. We experienced the large tremors of the Earthquake, Tsunami and the “Nuclear power plant accident". And it was really difficult to live with the radioactivity, because it is a fear which cannot be seen with our eyes. Many people had bad impressions and blamed us, just because of "Fukushima". It was really sad for us more than anything. However, many people around the world, including many British people, supported and helped us through these years. It was an emotional support for us.

In this decade, we were able to meet a lot of people because of the triple disaster. In these many encounters, we learned the hard way that we could go forward if we help and support each other. We really appreciate these experiences. After the Great East Japan earthquake, we love Fukushima even more than ever. Even if there was a disaster, people help each other. Even if we suffer from harmful rumours, we continue to grow our crops. Even if there are serious hardships, we will try to overcome these difficulties. That's what we are really proud of our Fukushima. We want to proudly say that "because of the disaster, Fukushima has become wonderful." And, we want to make Fukushima even more wonderful.


During 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic was prevalent in the world. We hope and expect that this situation will improve. At the time of the Great East Japan earthquake, we have been able to overcome many difficulties and hardships, so we are sure that we'll be able to overcome this pandemic as well. Then someday we would like to visit many countries, and we wish to perform in various countries. Also, we would like to extend an invitation to you to come and visit us here in Japan someday!


Thank you for your kindness.

【日本語】

東日本大震災から、10年が経ちます。あの日の事は、今でも昨日の事のように思い出します。これまでに体験した事のない大きな揺れ、津波、そして原発事故。原発事故によって放たれた「放射能」という目に見えない恐怖を感じながら生活する日々は、本当に不安しかありませんでした。何と言っても1番悲しかった事は、「福島」に対して悪いイメージを持ち「福島」と言うだけで非難された事です。

でも、そんな私たちにイギリスをはじめとした沢山の方々が手を差し伸べ、励ましてくださいました。私たちの事を思って下さる人達がこんなにもいるんだと、とても心の支えになりました。この10年で様々な人に出会いました。震災があったから出会えた人達も沢山います。その出会いの中で、人は支え合い助け合う事で前に進めるのだという事を、身をもって体験しました。本当にありがとうございました。


私は、震災後、福島の事がより一層大好きになりました。災害があっても助け合い、風評被害を受けても農作物を作り続け、どんなに大変な事があっても必死で乗り越えようとしている福島を、心の底から誇りに思っています。「震災があったから、福島は素晴らしくなったんだ」と胸を張って言いたい。そしてもっともっと福島をいい街にしたいと、私は思っています。

2020年は、世界中で新型コロナウイルスが猛威を振るい、今でも先が見えない不安な状態が続いています。でも、震災を乗り越えたようにきっとこのコロナウイルスも乗り越えられると信じています。そしたら、私たちは色々な国に行ってみたい、 様々な国で日本の踊りを踊りたい、そう思っています。そして福島にも、ぜひ来て頂きたいと思っています。