(TOKYO: 02 MARCH 2021): School children from Headstart School Islamabad, Pakistan ran a book donation drive to help complete Tono Children's Book Forest Project in Tono city, Japan.
Tono is known as The City of Folklore for its rural nature, its traditional culture and folktales. It is located in Iwate prefecture, 500 kilometers north of Tokyo. The city is developing a cultural facility for children designed by famous architect Tadao Ando. The facility called “book forest” will offer children thousands of books to read onsite. Last year the Mayor of Tono decided that all books for the facility will be collected through donations.
School children from Pakistan were excited to become part of the book donation drive with the cooperation of Pakistan Embassy, Tokyo and collected several books about historical and cultural richness of Pakistan. The collection also consisted of several children’s story books.
Pakistani kids also sent handwritten letters to their friends in Tono City wherein they expressed their joy of helping set up a library for them.
Tokyo, PR# 06/2021