Isuzu Monozukuri Hands-on Workshop (Casting Class) held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa

June, 2016

On June 11, Isuzu held a Monozukuri Hands-on Workshop (Casting Class) in Tsujido Kaihin Park in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. The 56 children and their guardians who attended the greatly oversubscribed event all gained experience of metal casting.

Although the workshop has been implemented since 2014 in the earthquake-stricken areas of Tohoku, where it has received favorable reviews, in order to let children in the disaster areas share the value and enjoyment of manufacturing, this was the first time that it had been held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, the home of Isuzu Fujisawa Plant.

With some children and parents visiting the park and joining the class on the spur of the moment, classes were successfully completed two times, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The participants were able to get a real sense of casting by creating the Isuzu characters Giga-kun, Elf-kun and Elga-chan out of metal.

Children and their guardians holding the Isuzu characters they had made by metal casting technology
  • There were happy comments from participants, such as “It was fun and interesting. When can we do it again?” and “I’ve never seen my father trying so hard before!”