バギオ子供蜘蛛相撲大会 開催 Spider Fighting in Baguio

3月28日(土)の午後、バギオ100年祭協賛イベントのひとつとして、
「バギオ子供蜘蛛相撲大会」が開催されました。
Baguio Children's Spider Fighting Contest was held on March 28, 2009,
to celebrate Baguio Centennial.
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子供達がそれぞれ3匹ずつマッチ箱に入れて参加したのは 「鬼蜘蛛」と呼ばれる種類。

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22 children joined the contest.
参加した22名の子供達は、オープニングに国歌を斉唱します。

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Mr. Mikio Sekine , a member of Arachnological Society of Japan, visited
Baguio to study about the Filipino Spider Fighting.
日本の奈良県から遠路はるばる この蜘蛛相撲の為に バギオを訪問された 日本蜘蛛学会会員の せきね みきお氏が、子供達に「クモの絵描き歌」を披露されました。

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The judge is a teacher from elementary school.
レフリーはバギオの小学校の先生。 本選トーナメントの前に、予選が開かれました。
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熱戦に 子供達は 笑ったり・・・・・
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ハラハラ 心配したり・・・
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「ああああああ・・」という顔も。
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Atty EB Tenefrancia , Commissionar of Culture & Art - Baguio
Centennial Commission joined and made a speach.
この北ルソン日本人会が開催したイベントには、バギオ100年祭委員会からも支援があり、文化・芸術部門のコミッショナーである テネフランシア弁護士にも スピーチをいただきました。

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The Preliminary contest lasted from 2pm to 4pm, and the
Championship tournament was held for 1 hour.
午後2時から始まった予選は4時まで続き、4時からいよいよ本選のトーナメントが戦われました。
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Kurt obtained the 1st prize, awarded by Mr. Mikio Sekine(left) and by
Joseph, one of the Filipino directors of Japanese Association in Northern
Luzon.
そして、優勝賞金500ペソと金メダル、 せきね氏からの副賞を獲得したのは 
この KURT君。 せきね みきお氏 と JANLのフィリピン人役員の一人であるジョセフから 表彰されました。
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All participants and volunteers and JANL members who supported the
exciting event of Spider Sumo Fighting contest.
表彰状とメダルを誇らしげに掲げ、みんなで記念写真。
自然の中で逞しく育つフィリピンの子供達との楽しい時間は5時にお開きとなりました。

ご協力いただきました せきね みきお様、バギオ100年祭委員会、JANLメンバーの皆様、ボランティアの皆様、 そして何より、参加してくれた 子供達に心より感謝を致します。

尚、下記は せきね みきお氏のスピーチを翻訳したものです。
日本での保存会としての蜘蛛相撲大会の実際を踏まえ、伝統行事と 子供の遊びの場としての自然環境を守ることの大切さを話していただきました。

The below is a speach by Mr. Mikio Sekine :

 Congratulations to the Baguio Centennial, 100 years anniversary.
I think that there have been a lot of hardships in the past 100 years.
Among them, the World War II that was caused by barbarous Japanese
militarism brought numerous miserable deeds.
I personally would like to apologize to Filipino people for the troubles
that were caused by the Japanese militarism at that time.

Another hardship was the great earthquake in 1990. I would like to
pray for the victims of the earthquake.
Although Baguio experienced those difficulties, people in Baguio city
have overcome those hardships and now the peaceful and beautiful
city has been reconstructed. Please let me join you to cerebrate
the centennial.

(It is my pleasure to attend this spider fighting contest this time.)
in Japan, many years ago, Japanese children enjoyed Spider Sumo
fighting.
However, destruction of nature took it away from Japanese children.
Adults in Japan are now trying to succeed the tradition of Spider
Sumo and preserving it as an intangible cultural heritage.
The most famous Spider Sumo in Japan is the one in Kajiki town,
Kagoshima prefecture.

Recently, I learned that in the Philippines, many children are enjoying
Spider Sumo even now. That’s why I decided to visit here in Baguio,
to study about it that is very similar play in Japan. Maybe, it came
from Luzon to Japan, or, Japan to Luzon, a long long time ago.

I think that Spider Sumo is a very wonderful culture of us who love
nature and coexist with nature. And, I believe that it is one of
children’s plays that symbolize rich nature in the Philippines and
robust Filipino children who are playing in the nature.

I would like to express my gratitude to the members of Japanese
Association in Northern Luzon for their efforts to have this Spider
Fighting Contest to celebrate Baguio Centennial.
And, specially, I want to say Thank you very much to Ken Taguchi.
Also, thank you very much to all participants today.

I am very happy today to see that the relation between Japan
and Philippines becomes more close and friendly through the Spider
Sumo.

Thank you very much.

Written by Mr. Mikio Sekine
Translated by JANL

March 28, 2009
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