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.


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24 November 2018

“Arigato” Host Town cross-cultural event held at Oranda Jima House

Let’s learn and experience “The Netherlands” !


As Yamada Machi been registered as “Arigato” Host Town for the support specially from the Netherlands, the Yamada Machi city hall is organizing series of the events.   And on 24 November 2018, the first event towards children in Yamada to learn and experience “The Netherlands” was held at Oranda Jima House.

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