Jun 062010
 



 
This weekend was the Eco Life Fair 2010 at the Yoyogi park. I expected it to be a big event thanks to the many seminars, workshops, performances and demonstrations aimed at raising awareness of the impact modern lifestyle has on the environment. Thus I was pretty surprised that the festival area was poorly attended with virtually no crowding. While the Japanese love all things natural, environmental concerns seems to be less mainstream than in Western countries. So I guess for all the NGOs/NPOs providing information about volunteering and their projects to protect or improve the environment this much have been a rather disappointing event. However, it was nice to see that some people care, but it will probably take a lot more effort and many more eco fairs like this one to bring some serious change here.

For kids the Eco Life Fair offered many educational experiences. Here young children are taught about how the can recycling process works.
For kids the Eco Life Fair offered many educational experiences. Here young children are taught about how the can recycling process works.
This young girl is being photographed after playing some kind of game
This young girl is being photographed after playing some kind of game
The singer Aeka performing on the Eco Life 2010 Music Tree Stage.²
The singer Aeka performing on the Eco Life 2010 Music Tree Stage.²

 

¹ http://sky.ap.teacup.com/kenchans/
² http://www.aeka-web.com

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