|The Empress (center) views the Japan drums convention in Tokyo.|
October 6, 2013
The Empress appreciated the 15th Japan disability drums convention in the Bunkyo Civic Hall in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo on October 6.
She raised both hands to the performance of seven organizations including the "god-of-the-wind drum" by junior high school students of the Ishikawa Prefectural School for the Deaf, conveying praise by sign language: waving the hands.
The convention has been held in various places since 1999. The Tokyo convention attracted 35 organizations and about 550 persons from Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima, Osaka, etc. this time.