Kyoto-shi is well known as a place by the origination of Japanese sign language.
The "Sign Language Regulation" that understanding of sign language and its spread are promoted was carried out in April, this year.
The sign language class for hearing residents was held in the city. It was the first effort to offer the opportunity for them to learn about sign language.
The participants learned how to sign greeting for some scenes. Also the play on the necessity of sign language in the daily life was shown.
There are about 1,100 Deaf persons who communicate in sign language in Kyoto-shi.