2019.03.25 Naruto the Ninth ~(“Beethoven's Ninth Symphony” Asian premiere place...Naruto)~

On June 1, 1918, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (commonly known as the “Ninth”) was performed for the first time in Asia by German POWs at the Bando Prison Camp in Bando Town, Naruto City. Behind the scenes of the premiere, exceptional prisoners at that time were given humanitarian consideration by Director “Toyohisa Matsue”, and had a cultural exchange with the locals who had the spirit of hospitality. The historical fact that friendship overcame war is something Naruto City is still proud of today. In Naruto City, a concert is held on the first Sunday of June every year which gathers about 600 choirs from Japan and abroad.
https://www.city.naruto.tokushima.jp/contents/daiku/english/index.html