War dead mourned by sign language dance in Okinawa

June 3, 2017

Non Profit Organization Sign Language Dance YOU & I Okinawa "Young Leaf" showed the sign language dance to mourn at the Okinawa Peace Prayer Hall in Mabuni, Itoman-shi, Okinawa Prefecture on June 3. (photo)

The members of ten clubs who belong to "Young Leaf" expressed the contents of lyrics by sign language and danced at the same time.

About 100 people attended this event, which was the second time following last year.

The "Young Leaf" leader explained, "Deaf  as well as hearing persons died during the battle in Okinawa in 1945. We expressed the feelings for all the war victims whose names are inscribed in the monument."

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