"Work to promote understanding sign language" earns letter of thanks from Deaf society

July 7, 2016

At "the 19th Learning Contest Using the Library Resources" (sponsored by the library promotion foundation), Ihara Kurumi, 9, a fourth grader of Hikifune Elementary School in Sumida Ward, Tokyo won an excellent prize.

The Sumida Ward Deaf Society present a letter of thanks to her, citing her work deepened understanding of Deaf persons.

The title of the work is "The word which conveys mind, it is Sign Language." Ihara saw a mother of her friend speaking to Deaf baby by sign language, which made Ihara interested. She  checked different things such as history of sign language, a dialect and the kind. 


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