Friday, January 18, 2008
The Great Flood
Every now and then I would see the 6th graders at my Friday school putting together these strange looking wooden contraptions. And on 1/6 I finally got to find out why. Apparently, about 100 years ago, the Fuefuki river flooded and a bunch of people got together to build these strange contraptions to help change the direction and flow of the flood waters. A bunch of people died trying to do it and now the 6th graders basically do a demonstration of how to put the wood contraptions together in remembrance. It was actually pretty interesting to watch. And a bunch of firefighters and parents also came to the demonstration as well. It even got a mention on the city web page!

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