Hello everyone! In this post, Sumipe talks about an event dedicated to Sakurai Takamasa, the journalist who often worked together with Sumipe and who died a year ago in a freak accident. He was dedicated to using pop culture as a way to cultivate friendship between Japan and other nations. I remember when he came to Romics, a few months before he died, his interpreter was one of my teachers. His death hit Sumire really hard, the post she wrote at that time, made me tear up a little bit.
Enjoy this humble translation.
The “TEAM SAKUSAKU presents Sakuraikkusumaru ’16” event has been announced and it will be held in Shibuya the 19th December of this year.
It’s a group dedicated to the diffusion of Pop Culture Diplomacy, gathering all those who want to continue the will of Sakurai Takamasa, who was a teacher for me, and the event will be held the day of his birthday! I’ll participate too with a live exhibition.
Since a wide variety of people will gather, I’m really looking forward to seeing what kind of fantastic event will come out (｀°ω°´)
For more details, please take a look at this.
The official website will have more information in the future!
Even if the event is a held on a weekday, I hope that many people will gather for this memorable event!
I’m off to a photo shoot ( ˘ω˘ )