April 26, 2013 7:01 PM
I’m Watanabe of the HR & Administration Group, Yokohama Works.
On Sunday, April 7, the Inari Festival was held at Yokohama Works to commemorate the company’s establishment. Although the wind was strong, the rain, which had been falling that morning, stopped before the event started. The festival drew about 1,200 people, including staff members, their families, and local residents.
At the event venue secured on the premises of Yokohama Works, various items from the Tohoku region were sold to support the reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Also, Home Shimogo, an activity facility for disabled people, set up a booth at the venue and sold their goods.
▲Booth of Home Shimogo, selling delicious cookies and other items
We have been developing a close association with Home Shimogo for more than ten years now. The association began when they provided us with cookies they had made for our staff members participating in our campaign of cleaning the area around the company. Presently, they have their direct sales booth at our in-house store, and sell their items at the booth.
On the day of the Inari Festival, many people bought a wide variety of items made by Home Shimogo, such as bead straps and Japanese-style postcards hand made from milk cartons.
One of our staff training programs is conducted at Home Shimogo. The scope of our interaction with the facility is enhanced year by year. We hope that we will continue the good relationship through various forms of interaction.