October 24, 2016
The public facility located in Kitakami-shi, Iwate Prefecture, a part of northeastern Japan, provided sign language interpreting in the entertainment performance held on October 22-23 for the purpose of having Deaf visitors understand folk art while the National Disability Sports Meet took place in the prefecture. (photo)
Numbers such as shinto music and dance, and a performance of a demon sword dance were introduced through sign language. It was first time that interpretation was taken for an entertainment performance at the public facility.