Oranda-jima Foundation supports people and children in
Yamada-Machi, Iwate Prefecture,
one of the major Tsunami striken area.


In 1643, Dutch ship “Breskens” during her journey in the Pacific Ocean, the ship drifted to the Yamada Bay. The fishermen at Yamada Bay had compassion to show their hospitality to them.

Learning the tragic situation with the Tsunami on March 11, , 2011, Dutch companies in Japan and other Dutch related organization showed strong intention to support Yamada-Machi for it’s revive and reconstruction. After more than 360 years of the hospitality shown to the Dutch people on Breskens, we will return the gratitude to the people and children in Yamada-machi.


Latest News

21 February 2019

“Arigato” Host Town cross-cultural event – Enjoy Dutch Meal in Yamada Style !!

At the Deshima Lounge of the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo, Yamada Machi and Saga, also the host town for the Netherlands, offered the fancy Dutch Meal in Yamada Style, and Dutch Waffle Saga Style.

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