Activities from the Community Engagement Program (CEP) held in Takaoka city, Toyama Prefecture with 34 students of the Faculty of Global Engagement' Department of Global Studies were recently featured on local media. The purpose of CEP at Toyama was to promote Takaoka City’s traditional industries. The students visited manufacturers of Takaoka copperware, Takaoka lacquerware, and Etchu Fukuoka Sugegasa (sedge-woven hats), and enjoyed conversations with craftspeople.
To wrap up the program, the group held an online presentation to the persons concerned, sharing their ideas that reflected their points of view as students.
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Toyama Shimbun (August 25th) KUFS students experience “orin” bell performance in Takaoka
Kitanippon shimbun (September 12th) KUFS students promote Takaoka’s traditional industries online (Members Only)
Toyama Shimbun (September 13rd) KUFS students present fresh ideas to help promote Takaoka’s traditional industries
Kitanippon shimbun (September 13nd) KUFS students visit Takaoka’s traditional industries and give creative promotion ideas