Deaf group produces DVD on history of city in sign language

July 15, 2015

Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa:
DVD titled "Narrative on The Birth of 
Yokohama in sign language" 

The Yokohama-shi Deaf Association produced the DVD which introduces history of Yokohama-shi next to Tokyo by sign language titled "Narrative on the Birth of Yokohama  in sign language" for the first time in order to enhance awareness of the history of the city among the Deaf residents. 

The DVD introduces the history anecdote which concerns Yokohama starting from the Black Ship led by U.S. Commodore Perry in 1853 in a reproduction drama of a Samurai movie.

There is also explanation of the history of the place names and of a foreigner graveyard in the city. All the performers in DVD are Deaf.

Japanese source:

Commodore Perry and Japan (1854-1854)

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