Gone Fishin’

The Hirose River Protection Group is a group of volunteers meeting throughout the year in Sendai for the purpose of keeping the city’s river clean. Occasionally the group holds promotional events like the one pictured in this photo journal, events in which participants pay a small fee to be able to fish the river by hand or net. Money raised goes to support river maintenance efforts. One JCTV unit was invited to participate in this event; they were happy to join in the efforts as “protectors of the environment” but also as “fishers of men,” searching out ways to seek and save the lost.