Ishinomaki had it's annual River Opening Festival, Kawabiraki Matsuri on July 31 and August 1 2012. The streets fill with amazing sounds, people and colours, as the city celebrates the civil engineer/samurai Magobe Kawamura's improvements to the Kitakami river in 1616-1626 which helped Ishinomaki city develop and prosper.

This short film gives my perspective as I walked the streets amongst the people of Ishinomaki. I have been living in Ishinomaki for the past 5 months volunteering my time towards art projects in the city that was severely effected by the 2011 disaster.

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