Video link: http://youtu.be/n-SfD9DFxOg
This is my cutest video of Shiga so far. I have three Japanese kids from Shiga who appear as my English reporters in this video of Katsube Shrine Fire Festival held on Jan. 12, 2013 in Moriyama. The youngest one is age 4.
All three kids are studying English and were eager to speak English as they witnessed the festival. Although I coached their English on the spot, it’s mostly unrehearsed and they were free to say anything in English. I want the kids (and parents) to discover/rediscover and experience their hometowns and become proud and proficient enough to tell other people about it. As you will see, it’s a lot more interesting (and cute) to have ordinary local folks introduce their towns rather than foreigners (including myself) or professional reporters.
Until now, I’ve never had any narrators or reporters in my video clips of Japan. I don’t ever appear or narrate my videos either since I don’t want to divert any attention to me. The kids enjoyed it and want to do it again along with a bunch of their friends (and other parents). If you know of any kids who are studying English and willing to appear in my videos, let me know. This is a totally voluntary and non-profit project.
More photos of Katsube Shrine Fire Festival: https://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=190