Writer: Rise Fujita

Rise Fujita is a Japanese writer born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka. As the people she met out of Japan shared their cultures with her, she also wanted to share Japanese culture with others.

Blog URL: https://rurular.wordpress.com/

3/11: Recovery and Rebuilding

Four years has passed since the biggest earthquake attacked Tohoku area in Japan on March 11, 2011. No one could forget the scene, once people have watched the video of the tsunami that swept away all the houses, cars and people on that day.

Shizuoka Cannes Week, 2015

While Cannes International Film Festival was held at France, there was a parallel Cannes here in Japan as well, with the “Shizuoka Cannes Week 2015”, an International Film Festival from May 9th to 24th, 2015 at the Shizuoka city.

Huge Kites Fight it out in the Sky

On May 3, 4, and 5, Hamamatsu city in Shizuoka prefecture holds one of the biggest Japanese festivals, Hamamatsu festival. The local Hamamatsu people fly 3.3 to 16.5 square-meter kites of their towns out of 174 towns for the daytimes, and pull their town’s stalls at nights.

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