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平成27年 (2015年) 9月 2日

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L’Austral Makes Her First Visit to Yamaguchi at the Port of Iwakuni

On April 4, 2015, the French cruise ship L’Austral visited the port of Iwakuni. This was the first ship from abroad to stop at Iwakuni, and the city showed her guests a warm welcome throughout the day. Passengers toured famous landmarks like the Kintaikyo Bridge, and enjoyed the many activities, local specialties and traditional performances available on the wharf. We even opened the wharf to the general public and over 500 locals, excited to see our guests, came to the port.


岩国港に寄港する「ロストラル」

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Warm Welcome

 

お出迎え①

お出迎え②

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a water jet display from the Iwakuni Coast Guard, passengers disembarked and were greeted by members of the Iwakuni Domain’s Traditional Rifle Association and Choruru, the face of Yamaguchi’s PR Headquarters. Staff from the Iwakuni City Tourism Division presented each of the passengers with postcards of the Kintaikyo Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tourism Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

観光案内①


観光案内②


Iwakuni and Yanai City ran the Information Desk. Yanai’s famous goldfish paper lanterns were a big hit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wharf Opens to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

ふ頭の一般開放①

ふ頭の一般開放②

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usually closed for security purposes, the port authority took this opportunity to open the wharf to the public for the first time ever. Many families came to see the see L’Austral at the wharf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

習字体験

折り紙体験

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booths were set up to teach Japanese calligraphy and origami. Guests could write characters on a paper fan to keep as a souvenir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

鉄砲隊の演武①

鉄砲隊の演武②

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who were interested in an optional additional tour joined the Iwakuni Domain’s Traditional Rifle Association and went to the Kintaikyo Bridge to watch the association’s performance. The rifles were surprisingly loud. Below you can see a picture from that day, with the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

錦帯橋

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Specialties

 

 

 

 

 

 

伝統芸能などの披露①

伝統芸能などの披露②

The local specialties area had all kinds of souvenirs available for purchase, including Yamaguchi’s traditional crafts such as Ouchi Laquerware and Hagi-yaki pottery, and various brands of sake including Gangi, Gokyo, Iwakuni’s famous Kinkan Kuromatsu, and Asahi Shuzo’s Dassai which is now sold even in France. They were popular not just among the passengers, but also the local people who came to see the ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Performances

 

 

 

 

 

 

伝統芸能などの披露①

伝統芸能などの披露②

伝統芸能などの披露③

伝統芸能などの披露④

 

In the evening, there were many performances, ranging from traditional local dance societies, to flute and dance performe by women and children in kimonos. Everyone got excited as the passengers joined in to the local traditional Konuka dance. The Iwakuni Corp of the Japan Sea Cadet Federation put on a semaphore display making sure that our guests could enjoy their stay in Iwakuni to the fullest before the L’Austral departed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcoming Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

歓迎式典

Due to rain, the welcoming ceremony was held inside the ship. Mr. Fukuda, Mayor of Iwakuni, Mr. Nakanishi, Director of the Iwakuni Harbor Management Office, and Mr. Miyaji, Director General of the Industrial Strategy Department all attended. After receiving flowers from Mina OYA, Miss Iwakuni, and Eri HARADA from the Japan Sea Cadet Federation presented Captain Mickael DEBIEN and chief engineer Didier MONTIL flowers, the mayor presented them with Iwakuni decorative pottery plates. There was also an exchange of commemorative plaques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Send-Off

お見送り①

お見送り

The departure of the L’Austral was marked with a fireworks display as it headed toward the Port of Uno in Okayama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ロストラル

We hope to see the stylish L’Austral back in Yamaguchi again soon!






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