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Volunteers for Black Ships Festival

Volunteer Needed for Black Ships Festival for Saturday (7/20)

Hi everyone,

This weekend,  the annual Black Ships Festival which commemorates Admiral Perry’s opening of Japan will take place in Newport RI.  As usual, the Japanese Consulate will have a booth there and would like to know if anyone would like to join us.  We’ll be doing Goldfish Scooping (kingyo sukui) with fake fish as well as Fishing for Balloons (yoyo tsuri).  We’ll also have our Tanabata display for people to make wishes on.

We’ll depart from near South Station at 8:00 am and head back around 3:00 or 3:30.  We have one open seat in the Consulate van and the ride takes about an hour and a half.  You don’t have to stay at the Consulate table all day–you can come and go if you like.

More info:

Even if you go to the festival on your own, stop by our booth in Touro Park!

If you are interested or have questions, please let me know: s.gill at

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