December 21, 2022

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The 26th “FURUSATO PROJECT” was held at Nitta Elementary School, Chita City, Aichi Prefecture.

Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Shunichi Kito, hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) will hold a performance experience of Japanese musical instruments at Chita City Shinden Elementary School on Friday, December 9th. The 26th "FURUSATO PROJECT" was held with a tree planting ceremony.

The "FURUSATO PROJECT" is a project that allows participants to watch and experience performances of Japanese musical instruments, as well as holding a tree-planting ceremony. We have been holding this event at elementary schools across the country since 2018 with the hope of supporting the challenge, growth, and demonstration of abilities of the young people who will lead the next generation, as well as providing them with an opportunity to experience the real thing.
The 26th event was held at Nitta Elementary School in Chita City, Aichi Prefecture, where one of our manufacturing bases, the Aichi Complex is located, and 318 second, fifth, and sixth graders participated.
The children clapped their hands to the rhythm when a song they knew was played, and they imitated drumming along with their classmates who were trying out a Japanese drum performance, creating a lively atmosphere. At the tree-planting ceremony, as the representative poured soil, everyone watching chanted, ``Grow your cherry tree!''

Through this activity, we will continue to provide elementary school students with opportunities to experience traditional Japanese culture, and strive to nurture the next generation, promote culture, and contribute to the local community.

  • Greetings from Aichi Complex
    Greetings from Aichi Complex
  • Dance freely to the music
    Appreciating the performance of Japanese musical instruments
  • Japanese drum performance experience
    Japanese drum performance experience Tree planting ceremony
  • Greeting with a Japanese instrument player with a touch
    Greeting with a Japanese instrument player with a touch
  • Japanese drum performance experience
    Japanese drum performance experience
  • Tree planting ceremony
    Tree planting ceremony
  • Greeting with a Japanese instrument player with a touch
    Greeting with a Japanese instrument player with a touch
  1. Activities of the day
    (1) Appreciation of Japanese musical instrument performance

    Japanese instrument player
    Kohei Inoue (Japanese drum/shamisen),
    Saki Matsui (koto),
    Hikari Tamaki (Shinobue)
    (2) Japanese drum performance experience for those who wish to do so

    (3) Cherry tree planting ceremony (two wild cherry trees)


  2. Participant
    (1) Appreciating Japanese musical instruments
    318 2nd, 5th, and 6th graders
    (2) Performance experience
    36 applicants
    (3) Tree planting ceremony
    212 5th-6th graders

  3. “FURUSATO PROJECT” activity results *Cumulative total from 2018 (1st)
Visited school Japanese musical instruments
Appreciation
The number of participants
tree planting ceremony
The number of participants
Number of trees planted
26 schools 5,670 people 1,110 people 47 pieces

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Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. Public Relations Department Public Relations Division

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