Peaceful Spring in Hiroshima, Japan | Dr. Jeanne Bayaca

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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Extreme Recycling in Japan | World Scout Jamboree | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche | #RecyclingBins

Scouts learned during 2015 World Scout Jamboree how Japan handle their recyclables. Troop had to divide trash into eight different parts (combustible, non combustible, hard plastic, soft plastic, aluminum, other metals, hard cartons, and paper). They later divided again into sixteen parts to be separately carried out of the Jamboree site.

During our tours to villages, cities, and parks, we were able to see different kind of recycling bins.

Giant Straw Animals Invade Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest | Bored Panda | #OutdoorsArt

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Fall is a season of harvesting, and festivals to celebrate it are currently taking place all over the world. In Northern Japan, the Wara Art Festival recently rang in the September-October rice season, and it’s a wildly inventive and fun way to repurpose rice straw left over from the harvest.

Wara Art Festival has been taking place in Niigata City since 2008, where it began as a creative collaboration between the city’s tourism division and the Musashino Art University. Rice straw was once widely used in Japan to produce various goods, such as tatami mats, but has now been replaced by wood and plastic in most instances. The students of Musashino worked together to fill the fields of Niigata with giant animal sculptures made of bound rice straw, and they’ve been doing it every year since then.

Check out the best displays from the 2017 festival below, and definitely put a trip to Japan on your fall to-do list for next year.

 

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70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing (English) | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche

70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing (English)

Here is a video done on Aug 6, 2015 about Hiroshima Peace Program in English and Spanish. Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche on the 70th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing (English). Video by Antonio A. Camacho from BSA Troop 004 23rd World Scout Jamboree. August 6th, 2015 after 70th Anniversary Ceremony at Kirara-Hama, Yamaguchi, Japan. #WSJ2015 #HiroshimaPeaceProgram #MessengersofPeace Video link:
https://youtu.be/vLT-TOY0mOQ

(Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Scouter BSA Troop 204 23rd World Scout Jamboree)