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October 2013


Provide Thorough Instruction in Fire Prevention of Street Stalls

Kyoto City is trying to tighten up on fire prevention regarding the street stalls in events in response to the awful fire accident happened in the fireworks event held in Fukuchiyama City earlier this year.

For those who are using a portable electric generator that is fueled by dangerous substances such as gasoline, etc. need to register themselves using the "Stall Registration Form" to the nearest fire department. You can get this form from either the nearest fire station or their website. When handling this form, you will get the explanation of a few words of caution including not putting combustible and dangerous materials near gas stoves, keeping a fire extinguisher nearby, and also, the gas canister has to be fixed not to fall over and also be keep away from direct sunlight. And on the current day of the event, you will get the explanation appropriate to your stall's current status on site.

[Contact]Kyoto City Fire Prevention Department: Tel: 075-212-6672



Expanding Support on the Transfer of Physically Challenged Children

Kyoto City is carrying out projects to bring about lifestyle stability for challenged children's households providing service appropriate to their age and circumstances. And from October 1st, 2013, the city began the project called "HOHOEMI-NET" to fulfill the support for after school hours and commuting time to school for these kids.

As for the after school support, the city organizes programs among students of 5th and 6th grades of elementary school and also junior high school students who are not attending a Special Support School, and also under the circumstance of their parents' absence during daytime due to work, illness, etc., and trying to make 2 to 3 students in one group per caretaker.

As for the commuting school support, families that have a single parent with a physically or mentally challenged child can receive a service that a caretaker accompany the child (elementary school, junior high school, high school students) to and from school and their home in the case that the parent can't accompany the child due to illness and work.

[Contact] Kyoto City Handicapped, Health and Public Welfare Section: Tel: 075-222-4161



Making a Selection of Intangible Cultural Heritage of "Kyoto's Cuisine Culture"

Kyoto City has launched the Institution of "Intangible Cultural Heritage that Bonds the Kyoto City" this year. This institution is to preserve many kinds of Kyoto's traditional intangible cultural heritages and to carry these on into the future. With this institution, Kyoto City is trying to choose from amongst things that are difficult to register within the scope of laws and ordinances at the moment, and this action is aiming to pass these cultures on to the next generation.

And now, the city has chosen "Kyoto's Cuisine Culture – Valuing the Heart, Inheriting Wisdom and Taste" as first registration of the institution.

It contains 21 items including "OBANZAI," which is Kyoto's daily dish at home, and other items are vegetables, tsukemono (Japanese pickles), green tea, Japanese sweets, Kyoto cuisine, etc. Kyoto City will work on its dissemination and enlightenment together with people of Kyoto City of the "Kyoto's Cuisine Culture" in the future.

[Contact]Kyoto City Cultural Property Preservation Section: Tel: 075-366-1498




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