Polio (acute poliomyelitis) is also known as "infantile paralysis" in Japan.
One characteristic of polio is that it's highly contagious, especially in children under five.
Unless polio is eradicated worldwide, more than 200,000 cases are expected to occur within the next ten years.
The host, the Tokyo Arakawa Rotary Club, is working to vaccinate children throughout the world.
As part of the "World Polio Day" campaign on the 24th of October, fundraising for polio eradication will be taking place in Arakawa Amusement Park.
On that day a brass band will perform and a parade has been planned near Arakawa Amusement Park. Also, there will be a games corner and stalls set up in front of the amusement park, as well as a charity bazaar.
At Ishikawa Wire Netting Co.,Ltd, for this event we will be holding a Wire Mesh Origami [Fabric Metals ORIAMI]® workshop.
Please join in and have fun.
Please be aware that the "2022 Arakawa Amusement World Polio Day" will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.
You can see the flyer here:
In the week before the event we will have a lit up ferris wheel! Make sure you don't miss this chance.
■2022 Arakawa Amusement World Polio Day" event overview
Date and time: 23rd of October (Sunday) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*Cancelled in the event of heavy rain.
Place: near Arakawa Amusement Park
A three minute walk from Arakawa Yuenchi-mae station on the Toden Arakawa line.