Sunday, May 29
Workshop genki-nobori
Saturday, June 4
Rice planting by local children
Saturday, June 11
Opening Ceremony
Japanese Drum Concert
Opening Talk
Message from the Rice Paddies
Keiko Nakamura(biohistory researcher),
Koji Wakaichi (writer), Susumu Shingu
Workshop Making pinwheels
Sunday, June 19
Workshop Making decorations for the Vega Festival
Saturday, July 9
Workshop Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 1
Saturday, July 23
Workshop Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 2
Sunday, September 4
Workshop Make artistic scarecrows!
Workshop Make your own pottery!
Sunday, September 25
Rice reaping by children
Presentation of the completed scarecrows and pottery
Parade by the fairies of wind
Open-air Jazz Concert

Schedule and details of the workshops are subject to change.
Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 2
July 23, 2011
Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 2
(Co-organized with North Hanshin Youth Division in Hyogo)

The "Observing the creatures of the rice paddies 2 workshop" was held at the site of Atelier in the RIce Paddies on July 23, 2011. About 40 children, high school students and adults gathered to catch and study various creatures that live in the paddies, pond and waterways.
Instructors: Akito Tai (Sasayama Industrial High School, Tannan Campus) , Kyoko Doi (Arima High School of Hyogo Prefecture)

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Participants gathered at 10 am in the hot sunlight.
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Some caught newts and tadpoles in a waterway. Others caught freshwater fish, crab and crayfish.
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Teacher Akito Tai explained the difference between male and female newts.

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