Hi all, Eishi here! Hope you are doing well, wherever you are on this beautiful planet!
I will be updating this blog regularly from now on as I have a lot of time in my hands at the moment 🙂
Today I’d like to share about CliniClowns Japan.
They are a group of clowns who visit sick children and sometimes adults, often with terminal illnesses, to bring humour and smile to the otherwise stifling environments they are in.
If you have watched the movie “Patch Adams”, you know what they do (though the real Patch is actually a doctor as well).
They are also called “caring clowns”, “clown doctors”, etc. depending on which part of the world you are from.
As some of you may know, I was initially trained as a clown myself. My initial goal was to become a clown doctor.
However, caring clowning was not yet recognised in 2003 when I completed my training in Japan. Then, I moved to New Zealand, and this dream was completely forgotten. (But I have realised that whatever I do I am a clown anyway- once a clown, always a clown 🙂 )
I recently learned that my closest friend from the clowning school became a clown doctor. He’s been traveling all over the world with a simple aim of cheering people up. Truly a beautiful human being.
Anyway, he is a part of “CliniClown Japan”, and they have just started a YouTube channel. Please follow them to increase their visibility! It is the people like them who need to be recognised in this world in the process of healing!