Team “When you listen to a child” is planning a reading workshop.
Would you like to read “When Listening to Children” together with parents and children, mothers and friends, or in a community group?
In addition to the three members (Yukimi Doi, Toshie Negishi, and Kumiko Hiramaru), guest actors and directors will join us to spend a fun and friendly time together with you.
If you are interested, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
- Our Activities – Past and Future
- A request from us to continue our activities
Our Activities – Past and Future
On March 11, 2011, a major earthquake hit eastern Japan, and each of the members visited evacuation centers, temporary housing, schools, and nursery schools to carry out various support activities. Through each activity, many of the stories we heard from fathers and mothers living in Iitate Village and other parts of Fukushima were experiences that they did not get to have “invaluable parent-child time spent with their little ones”.
Based on these stories, we launched the “Fukushima Children’s Drama Plaza Project” in the hope that we could help in any way we could to create a time for parents and children to enjoy together.
The sight of children having fun cheers up adults as well. Every year, we continue to plan projects that can cheer up parents and children, even if only a little.
Summer 2019: Fukushima Kids Drama Plaza Project
The 2019 Fukushima Kids Drama Plaza Project was held on August 20 at Cafe Esperi in Miharu-cho, Fukushima Prefecture.
Summer 2018: Enjoy Nature’s Magic!
A magic show and workshop “Let’s Enjoy Nature Magic” was held in Fukushima City with professional magician Hideki Sugawara, one of Japan’s leading close-up magicians.
Summer 2017: have fun in pantomime!
A performance and hands-on experience “Let’s have fun in pantomime” with professional mime Kiyoshi Shimizu was held in Aizuwakamatsu City.
Summer 2016: Pantomime is a wonder! The body is interesting!
Performance & Experience “Pantomime is a wonder! The body is interesting!” was held in Iwaki City. Children and adults alike enjoyed the performance with professional mime Kiyoshi Shimizu.
Summer 2015: The World of Picture Books with Children
Storytelling workshop “The World of Picture Books to Enjoy with Children” was held in Koriyama City.
Summer 2014: Toy Box without Words
We welcomed KAWASEMI-ZA to Fukushima City and held a puppet show “Toy Box without Words”.
A request from us to continue our activities
We intend to continue to connect our thoughts on “When you listen to a child” through the following activities.
- To continue to plan projects in Fukushima that bring parents and children together in their precious time and have fun together.
- To conduct workshops and readings of “When you listen to a child” with people in various situations at various locations.
- To reach as many people as possible by translating “When you listen to a child” into various languages, sign language, Braille, and audio.
If you agree with our activities, we would be very grateful for your cooperation.