Sharing Paraguay with the people of Ichinohe in northern Japan

International Exchange

Sharing Paraguay with the people of Ichinohe in northern Japan

Iwate Prefecture

Ichinohe, a small town in northern Iwate Prefecture, is delighted to be the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Host Town to Paraguay.

Ichinohe has been linked to Paraguay ever since immigrants from Ichinohe had gone to the South American country for agricultural work in the Showa period (1938-1989). Even today, exchange continues between their descendents and the people of Ichinohe, which led to the town pledging to become Paraguay’s Host Town.

Here are some of the events they’ve held in town to showcase Paraguayan culture to the people of Ichinohe.

*The Paraguay Exhibit*

In November of last year, an exhibit was set up in the town’s cultural center showcasing Paraguayan culture and in particular, Ñandutí, which is a form of traditional Paraguayan lace. Participants were even able to try their hand at creating their own Ñandutí accessories.

-About the event-

Place: Ichinohe Cultural Center
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Period: November 1-3, 2019 from 9:00 to 17:00 each day
Admission: 300 yen

*Presentations on Paraguay to Students*

Teachers traveled around to Ichinohe schools to showcase the culture of Paraguay. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to expand their perspectives.

-About the classes-

-Toriumi Elementary School: February 4 (Tue)
-Ichinohe Minami Elementary School: February 19 (Wed)
-Okunakayama Middle School: February 20 (Thu)
-Ichinohe Elementary School: February 25 (Tue)
-Kozuya Elementary School: March 3 (Tue)
-Okunakayama Elementary School: March 4 (Thu)
-Ichinohe Middle School: March 5


Lifelong Learning Division, Board of Education
Ichinohe Town
TEL: 0195-33-2111
(Japanese language inquiries only)


Office of International Affairs
Iwate Prefectural Government
TEL: 019-629-5764
(English or Japanese language inquiries)


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