Sunday, April 3, 2011

Iranian journalists donated carpets to the disaster victims

避難所にいる子どもたちにペルシャじゅうたんを配るアフシン・バリネジャドさん(中央)ら日本在住7カ国の人たち=岩手県陸前高田市で2011年4月2日午後3時26分、岩下幸一郎撮影Iranian journalists and other foreigners from seven countries visited Rikuzentakada, Iwate Prefecture, to donate Persian carpets to the evacuee children at the shelter, hoping the carpets help the evacuees weather out in the cold. The Persian carpet is thick piled and heavy. The kids exclaimed, "It is so fluffy!"
The Iranian journalist (cannot find the proper spelling of his name in English) first came to those disaster-affected area including Rikuzentakada as an interpreter for the foreign press and he was shocked to see the severity of the damage. He wanted to make kids at the shelter happy and asked his friends for help. He could amass as much as 500 sheets of Persian carpet, usable as a cushion, as well as stuffed animals. 
Summary of the article by Mainichi Shimbun, April 2, 2011

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