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Fire-Engine Sketching Contest
May 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Hiroshima’s annual Fire-Engine Sketching Contest is a great family day out in the park with the chance to get up close to a dozen or more assorted fire-engines, ambulances and rescue vehicles including a rescue helicopter. You can climb on some of them (08:30-09:00) and even try on a firefighter suit. Paper is provided, but participants should bring their own paints, felt-tips or crayons. You can get away with bringing little else but you can spot the seasoned artists with boards to lean on (a flattened cardboard box with some clips will do), and water bottle and pots for rinsing brushes.
Other stuff advisable to bring would be a mat to sit on, hats or parasols (there’s barely any shade) and plenty to drink. Some people make a day of it and bring their picnics too.
Entrees are only acceptable on the official paper (collect it free) but you can always paint for yourself too. By entering, you are agreeing that winners’ pictures will be published in the local press which retains full copyright of any pictures.
In case of rain, the event will be postponed until Sunday May 17.
There is no parking at the park so you are asked to make alternative arrangements.