Deaf children from Tokyo enjoy planetarium in Yamanashi Prefecture

The screen of the planetarium which projects a teacher sign-language interpreting.

July 4, 2013

The planetarium show for the Deaf children which projected sign language on the screen was held in the Yamanashi Prefecture Science Museum in Kofu-shi on July 4.

About 40 students of the Metropolitan Tachikawa School for the Deaf enjoyed the stellar world.

Takahashi* Mariko* (高橋真理子), 43, an astronomical adviser and others planned the show.

The figure of the male teacher of the school interpreted simultaneously in sign language was projected on the ceiling which projected the star in the whole sky.

When Takahashi who explains asked, "Which is the great triangular shape in summer?", the students pointed at all at once.

To many of students the planetarium was the first experience, saying in sign language after the show, "We enjoyed it. Thank you."

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*Note: The Japanese name is usually in order: one's last name comes first, and then the first name comes next. 

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