Sessions of "Little Ishinomaki" continues. Kameyama-san from Hamagurisato Project and Cafe Hamaguri-do was one of the presenters at Immigration Night, a session to promote Ishinomaki as an attractive place to immigrate to. He told the story why a tiny beach side village, that was devastated by the 311 tsunami and looked almost unsustainable, became a destination which welcomes about 15,000 visitors a year.

Hasegawa-san a.k.a. Hasetaku from Fisherman Japan and the Recovery Support Section at Yahoo Japan introduced Triton Project which will revolutionize the Japanese fishery industry building new communities for the next generation of fishermen.
Fisherman Japanとヤフー株式会社復興支援室の長谷川さんa.k.a.はせたくは、次世代の漁師たちの新しいコミュニティを作ることで日本の水産業に革命をもたらすTRITON PROJECTを紹介。

After the session, they opened Ishinomaki Snack ("snack" in Japanese means a casual drinking place) brought by Ishinomaki's legendary Fukko Bar using a bar inside Marunouchi House. This is also a part of "Little Ishinomaki".

Ishinomaki Under 30 Night invited three young creative minds from Ishinomaki who are in their 20s and they talked about their works and why they chose Ishinomaki as a place to live. From left: Art Director Hinako, Photographer and Writer Shimawaki-kun who is also a member of ITNAV, and Photographer Furusato-san a.k.a. Mahha. I joined the session as a moderator.

I also joined the closing session entitled Idea Night as a speaker. In this session, the speakers and the audience discussed possibilities of Japan's rural communities based on best practices in Ama Town in Oki Islands, Kamiyama Town in Tokushima Prefecture, and Ishinomaki.