The popular Japanese Idol group ARASHI have donated copies of their book, which is not available for purchase, to around 40,000 elementary and middle schools across Japan. As the book is not available in the shops there have been floods of enquiries, it is difficult to find even in school libraries due to the large number of reservations that have been made. All five members of ARASHI chose a destination that they would like to visit, and their experiences are featured in the book.
The leader Satoshi Ohno visited Aomori and talked with Yoshitomo Nara, he also tried his hand at the traditional embroidery of Aomori “KOGIN.”
Sho Sakurai visited Nara’s tea plantations and tried tea picking. He interviewed a young 25 year old farmer, and in the article compares the farmer’s ambition, with the meaning behind his own work. Nino, who loves video games, visited the headquarters of Nintendo. The members each visited their favorite locations, and enjoyed their favorite activities, through these experiences the book helps to show students who are uncertain about their future, that there are many different paths available to them, it is a very impressive book.
Nippon no Arashi (tokyohive)
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