東日本大震災をきっかけに始まった日米高校生の交流を描いた日英両語による絵本、『The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome（邦題：いつまでもともだちでいようね）』のブックイベントが24日、インターナショナルディストリクトの紀伊国屋書店で行われた。イベント では読み聞かせ、サイン会、ボートの写真紹介が行われた。 東日本大震災の津波で太平洋を渡り、カリフォルニア州クレセントシティーまで流された宮城県陸前高田の高田高校の船。絵本では、同州デルノーテ高校の生徒が声をあげて返還したことで始まった二校の交流が描かれている
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Friday, February 5, 2016震災被災地との新たな絆 「奇跡の船」の物語 ブックイベントで大盛況
Thursday, February 4, 2016What would you do if a Japanese tsunami boat washed ashore? Students transform a tragedy into a homecoming
Seismologist Ross Stein recounts his impressions of "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome": How could something that grew out of such an immense and unforeseen tragedy confer so much hope and healing? The mirror image communities of Rikuzentaka and Crescent City have much to do with it, as do the Japanese and American high school students themselves. But as a scientist, I also feel that the connection Lori made with the school long before the boat washed ashore is just as important. It’s a reminder that scientific research can be deeper than data, and more powerful than a tsunami, when we let it.
Friday, January 1, 2016Int’l friendship born out of tsunami tragedy
THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE OF KAMOME: A TSUNAMI BOAT COMES HOME
By Lori Dengler and Amya Miller; designed and illustrated by Amy Uyeki (Arcata, Calif.: Humboldt State University Press, 2015, 46 pp., $9.99, paperback)
This is a true story about an unlikely little fishing boat that brought high school students from Rikuzentakata, Japan and Crescent City, Calif. together.
The boat brought two cities together, and a formal sister school partnership was formed. Amazing but true.
This book is colorfully illustrated and includes a map showing the route of Kamome’s journey from Japan to California. The book includes suggestions about how parents can help young children feel prepared for a disaster such as an earthquake.
Monday, January 11, 2016Saga of boat swept from Japan to California by tsunami inspires teacher
Humboldt State geology professor Lori Dengler finds herself teaching much more than science these days – she is helping educate children on two continents about disaster, recovery, hope and how one little boat lost at sea can connect distant worlds.
Dengler will tell the California Seismic Safety Commission at 10:45 a.m. Thursday how to teach students through the incredible odyssey of an anonymous Japanese boat tossed to sea in a monster tsunami, propelled by ocean currents to Northern California and then brought back home.
Saturday, December 19, 2015KQEDTsunami Boat Creates Ties Between Crescent City and Japanese Fishing Town
Wednesday, December 16, 2015International ExaminerAmy Uyeki illustrates cross-cultural story of resilience, hope
Pan-Asian American news outlet International Examiner profiles "Kamome" author Amy Uyeki
Friday, November 13, 2015Lost Coast OutpostYOUR WEEK IN OCEAN: Tsunami Trash and Treasure; Doing the Bag Ban Battle All Over Again
Lost Coat Outpost introduce's the "Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome" on the site's ocean-themed show.
Professor Lori Dengler and artist Amy Uyeki on The Homepage on KHSU-FM.
Thursday, October 29, 2015KHUM-FMTsunami Boat
Professor Lori Dengler interviewed on KHUM-FM about Kamome
Thursday, November 5, 2015The IndependentThe Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: How a tsunami boat washed up in the US was returned to Japan by students
The U.K.'s Independent tells the story behind the making "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome"
Monday, November 2, 2015The Daily TriplicateFrom boat to book
The Daily Triplicate, the daily newspaper for Crescent City where Kamome washed ashore, announces "The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome"
Monday, July 22, 2013Del Norte High School Delegation to Rikuzentakata
Tomo Dachi announces Crescent City students' travel to Japan to return Kamome
Friday, April 26, 2013The Guardian UKJapan tsunami boat found in California to be reunited with home city
The Guardian's story on the efforts to reuinite Kamome with Rikuzentakata
Tuesday, September 10, 2013NBC Bay AreaTsunami Boat Heads Back to Japan
NBC Bay Area video report on Kamome heading back to Japan
Thursday, February 27, 2014The Daily TriplicateDN's 'Boat Kids' a big hit in Japan
Daily Triplicate shares story about students returning Kamome to Japan
Monday, December 21, 2015Times-StandardBoat found near Crescent City officially declared first California tsunami debris
Times-Standard announces Kamome officially declared first California tsunami debris
Friday, April 26, 2013Boat Found Near Crescent City Confirmed as First California Tsunami Debris (photos)
Inhabitat.com shares photo essay from the discovery of Kamome in Crescent City, Calif.
Monday, December 21, 2015Rikuzentakata, via FacebookRecovering Hope: A Piece of Tsunami Debris Brings Two Cities Together
Rikuzentakata, Kamome’s hometown, shares the story of the lost fishing boat on Facebook: