Rugby World Cup “Scrum Unison” spreading support from other countries October 5: 7:41
The Rugby World Cup, where Japan pays a historic victory to the powerhouse of Ireland and shows the excitement. Among rugby fans, there is a movement to expand the circle of hospitality and interaction by singing national anthems and cheer songs in games in other countries.
The project called “Scrum Unison” started with a call from Toshiro Hirose, a former Japanese representative captain.
On the 3rd, at the public viewing venue in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, two members of the project called on the rugby fans to sing their national anthem and cheer song before the Irish-Russian match.
On the screen of the venue, the lyrics of the national anthem and the cheer song were projected, and Japanese and foreign fans were singing together with their shoulders crossed.
Mr. Takumi Murata, a member of the project, said, “National anthem and cheer song are the entrance to know the culture of that country. Talking.
Voices of praise on the internet around the world
Many Japanese fans singing national anthems in other countries at rugby world cup game venues have been posted on the Internet, and have gained sympathy from all over the world.
Among them, the video posted on YouTube shows how many Japanese fans who crammed into the stand singing the national anthem of Wales when Wales players practiced officially on the 16th of last month. .
The number of video views has exceeded 280,000, and foreigners who viewed them have received praises such as “Japanese are very cool” and “Superb culture and respect”.
Hospitality Practice the national anthem of Samoa
The target country to expand the circle of hospitality and interaction by singing the national anthem is no exception to the partner country where Japan will fight.
On the night of the 4th at a sports bar in Fuchu, Tokyo, rugby fans watched a South African-Italian match on television and practiced the national anthem of Samoa, where Japan will play against.
Inside the store, the national anthem of Samoa was played, and the gathered people sang while looking at the lyrics posted on the tournament website, and finally everyone sang with their shoulders together.
The man who participated said, “I will go to the match venue and I would like to sing the national anthem with Samoa fans and deepen the exchange.”
National introduction on the tournament official website
The Organizing Committee of the Rugby World Cup also sympathizes with the “Scrum Unison” project that sings national anthems in other countries, and introduces the national anthems and support songs of the 20 participating teams on the tournament home page.
In addition to videos, lyrics cards are also posted, and furigana is sung so that even Japanese people can sing.
The person in charge of the Organizing Committee says, “Interactions with fans from other countries will spread, so I would like many people to learn and sing national anthems in various countries.”