AIDS Walk New York

English follows Japanese!

今日も快晴のニューヨーク。

エイズの注意喚起とファンドレイズをするためのウォーキング、AIDS Walk New York があるということで、応援に行ってきました!

このウォーキングのための赤いTシャツをきたサポーターたちが楽しそうに踊りながら歩いていたり、会社名のプラカードを持ってグループでおそろいのユニフォームで参加していたり。完璧な天気の下でそれぞれが様々な楽しみ方をしていました。

友達と一緒に川沿いに観に行くと……


太鼓!!

私も1番大きな太鼓を少しだけ打たせてもらいました。が、やはり重いばちを完璧なタイミングで打つのが難しかったです…!

素晴らしい太鼓のパフォーマンスで、ウォーキングをしながらもリズムに合わせて踊っている人がたくさんいて、みんなフレンドリーで素敵でした♩こういうイベントは人々の心をひとつにするので大好きです!

今週も頑張りましょう!

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The annual AIDS Walk New York was held today from Central Park.

It has been going on for about 30 years in New York, having “inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS.” (Official Website)

As they passed the riverside park, I went there to support the participants and see a taiko drum performance on the sidewalk.


The participants were wearing red AIDS Walk T shirts, corporate uniforms, cultural costumes and so on, looking very happy dancing and walking under the great weather.

When one participant girl came up to the taiko drum performance and started solo dancing, everyone started cheering and smiling, and it was very heartwarming moment of the morning.

They let me try the biggest drum too – it was really fun, but also very difficult to get the heavy sticks hit the drum with perfectly on the beat. I need to learn more about taiko performance.

It was such a great beginning of the happy Sunday, hanging out with my good friend at school and her brother 🙂

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