Following Miyagi and Iwate, folk song performance tours were conducted in FukushimaEntertainer Nekohachi EDOYA IV, who is well-known for his performance of mimicking animals and folk song singers, went on performance tours, in order to cheer up the people in the disaster-stricken areas. So far, along with AAR, they have visited Iwate Prefecture in December 2012, Miyagi Prefecture in January 2013, and temporary housing complexes and community centers in Fukushima Prefecture in February and June 2013. Moreover, in October and November 2013, they visited the inland parts of Fukushima Prefecture so as to encourage those who were away from their hometowns, influenced by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
|23rd October 2013 - Nekohachi EDOYA (front left) and others held folk song performances, visiting 4 or 5 venues a day. (Minami1-choume Temporary Housing, Fukushima)|
The audience looked a little tense at the beginning, but soon they started to laugh out loud at Nekohachi’s speech, and started to sing along with the folk singers. They were having a great time. For the evacuees from the coastal areas of Tomioka Town and Haranomachi, who were living in temporary housings in inland areas of Fukushima Prefecture, Soma local folk songs hold a special place in their hearts. They were excited at the appearance of the folk singer Masao SUZUKI from Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture. They requested their Soma local folk songs one after another such as "Nihon Kaeshi", "Nagareyama", and "Mago Uta". The final song was "Soma Bon-uta", to which some people started dancing.
|23rd October 2013 –Some people had tears in their eyes listening to "Shin Soma Bushi" sung by the folk singer Masao SUZUKI from Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture. (Mutual Support Center, Fukushima)|
|11th November 2013 – People stepped outside of the assembly hall, and bid farewell to the performers. (Yoshima Second Temporary Housing Complex, Fukushima Prefecture)|
|24th October 2013 – "'Soma Nagareyama' was just wonderful. I'm much encouraged after listening to a local folk song." In the right is Hodaka KOSUGI of Soma Office. (Kitsuneda Temporary Housing Complex, Fukushima Prefecture)|
|24th October 2013 – The audience were smiling brightly while clapping. (Saito-satouchi Temporary Housing Complex, Fukushima Prefecture)|
|25th October 2013 – When Nekohachi EDOYA (center) was taking a request, someone with a cheerful voice called out "Sansa Shigure! (a local folk song)" (Sugiuchi Multi-purpose Sports Plaza, Fukushima)|
|13th November 2013 – When listening to "Soma Bon Uta", one audience member started dancing along. (Takaku Fifth Temporary Housing Complex, Fukushima Prefecture)|
|13th November 2013 – A meeting room of about ten mats in size (approximately 16.5 square meters) accommodated as many as 45 people. "I could forget my daily stress. We had a splendid time!" (Takaku Tenth Temporary Housing Complex)|