On the first floor of my office building, an exhibition of wood crafts has started today. This exhibition is just one of many events going on now in my town, where a children's summer pilgrimage festival is held from today through Aug. 4. Each year, more than 200 thousand children participate from all over Japan as well as from overseas countries.
The wood craft work on the right of the photo is the largest of the exhibition. It is about skiers sliding down a slope. When you turn the brown circular plate seen at the right bottom, the skiers start to sway, arms and legs moving just like the real skiers. This work won the first place in all Japan wood craft contest.