On October 3rd, Taiwan TV media GTV came to Tanabe to cover the region for an upcoming travel TV program “Beautiful World”, featuring places in the Kansai region including Osaka, Mie Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture.
It will be a 60 minute program aired mid-October. Wakayama prefectural officials and the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau supported their visit. There were 9 crews members in total.
Blessed with fine weather, a popular reporter from Taiwan “Yazi” joined Geta-odori parade. In the parade people wear Japanese traditional wooden clogs (geta) and dance (odori). Yazi seemed to be a little puzzled with this whole new experience. But once she put the yukata on like everyone else in the team and started dancing through the streets with her team mates, she quickly mastered it and joined in the fun. Through this experience she started to cultivate personal exchanges with her team mates and the local people who were watching.