|The Koshu Deaf Drum group members perform |
a Japanese drum at the festival in Myanmar.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Disability Art Festival has started in the evening on December 3 in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar which is ASEAN presidency this year. About 160 people participated from the member countries and competed by singing, dancing, etc.
Deaf Members of the Yamanashi Prefecture's "Koshu Deaf Drum" also were invited and showed a performance of a Japanese drum.
Disabilities groups in Myanmar took the leading part in the event from December 3, the International Disability Day, through December 7. After transition to civilian rule, a chance of social participation and self-expression for persons with disabilities is increasing in the country.