Umitomachi: Town and Sea

Umitomachi: Town & Sea is a cultural exhange program between 4 port towns: Kesennuma (Japan), Hualien (Taiwan), Suwalesi (Indonesia), and Cebu (Philippines) where there are a series of activities between the towns to show and tell (over zoom) the various cultural practices, differences, and similarities in food, art, and festivals. Culminates with a festival in Kesennuma in 2022.

Episode 1: Food

We asked Mama Abeth, a social worker and mom from Mactan Island, Cebu to share her recipe of steamed needlefish - a dish that is quick to cook, healthy, and yummy!

Episode 2: Water Sports
For the second installment of the series of presentations we went to the southern Cebu town of Argao and talked to local skimboarders.

Umitomachi: My Neighbour's Port from Happy Garaje on Vimeo.