This is the first post in our new section GH Jnr where we hope to share some of our younger residents’ views of life in and around Hiroshima. We’re kicking off with a 9 year old’s photo essay on the Hiroden Streetcar Festival held earlier this month.
Hiroden is the company that runs Hiroshima’s streetcars. The company is 100 year old this year. On Sunday June 10th I went to the Hiroden Streetcar Festival with my dad. It was lots of fun.
There were lots of streetcars that you could go inside and sit in the driver’s seat, a mini streetcar that little kids could ride (but i was too big), an area where you could make some stuff, (but i was too late too make something), and a stamp rally too.
I enjoyed the stamp rally the most. I also put on a streetcar driver’s jacket and hat, and looking around the workshops and under the streetcars was very interesting.
You can buy souvenirs like streetcar memory sticks, model streetcar models, shitajiki, and streetcar towels. There are food and drink stalls if you get hungry. It was very hot but at the entrance they gave us a free fan. I had fun, but I think going to this event once is enough for me. If you like streetcars you should go at least once and I think little kids would like to go again and again.
The Hiroden Streetcar Festival is held every year on the second Sunday in June at the yard behind the Hiroden main office (honsha) in Senda-machi.