|The Def elderly people perform the sign language |
play "Momotaro" with a rich expression.
The 16th Sign Language Friendship Festival was held in the community center in Yasu-shi, Shiga Prefecture near Osaka on September 21.
The support group of the Prefectural Welfare Association opens the festival every year for the purpose of exchange of the Deaf community and the general public.
Nine Deaf elderly people performed the sign language play titled "Momotaro", a well-known folk story. Their humorous performance with rich expression invited a spectator's laughter.
In addition, there were presentations such as the sign language students and sign language circle's members who gave a presentation of what they have learned, demonstration of hearing dog training, etc.