Friday, 30 October 2015

Tonami Winter Fantasy 2015

Tonami Winter Fantasy 2015
平成27年度 となみウィンターファンタジー

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 12:00-19:00
Location: Road Station in Misawa Tomami Domain Memorial Tourist Village (map)
道の駅みさわ斗南藩記念観光村 (Michi no Eki Misawa Tonami-han Kinen Kankou Mura)
Events/Attractions: Winter Illumination* Lighting Ceremony, Stage Shows, Local Food/Product Sales, etc.

*Winter Illuminations Daily from 16:00-18:00 December 5-25, 2015*

Michi no Eki Misawa Tonami-han Kinen Kankou Mura 道の駅みさわ斗南藩記念観光村
4 Chome-298-652 Yachigashira (三沢市谷地頭4丁目298-652)
Misawa, Aomori Prefecture 033-0164


More Information:
Aomori Sightseeing Guide: http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00001774.html

Tokimeki Machikon in Oirase ~Aim for a Holy Night for Two! 2015~

Tokimeki Machikon in Oirase ~Aim for a Holy Night for 2! 2015~
トキメキ♡街コンinおいらせ ~めざせ!二人のHoly Night 2015~
(Tokimeki Machikon in Oirase ~ Mezase! Futari no Holy Night 2015~)
Official Website (Japanese)

"Machikon" is a large scale matchmaking singles party organized by a particular municipality.

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 18:00-21:00 (Registration from 17:30)
Location: Aeon Mall Shimoda 2nd Floor, Aeon Hall
イオンモール下田  2階 イオンホール (map)
Admission: Men: 5000yen; Women: 2000yen
Eligibility: Age 20-49 Single Men & Women (max. 50 participants of each gender)
Events/Attractions: Eat and Mingle
Registration: Begins Sunday November 1, 2015 (planned) at http://konkatsuoirase.web.fc2.com/

Nijikai (After Party): Sport Shimoda (Aeon Mall Shimoda Bowling Alley)
スポルト下田 (イオンモール下田ボウリング場)
Nijikai Admission: 500yen (pay at door)


Aeon Mall Shimoda イオンモール下田
40-1 Nakanotai (上北郡おいらせ町中野平40‐1)
Oirase, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-2112

More Information: 
Tokimeki Machikon in Oirase Official Website (Japanese): http://konkatsuoirase.web.fc2.com/

Mutsu Winter Illumination Lighting Ceremony 2015

Mutsu Winter Illumination Lighting Ceremony 2015
むつ市イルミネーション点灯式 (Mutsu Illumination Tentou Shiki)
Mutsu Winter Illumination Lighting Ceremony 2015 Flyer むつ市イルミネーション点灯式 チラシ

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 15:00-18:00
Location: Mutsu Kasamaikan Event Plaza むつ来さまい館 イベント広場 (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions: 
  • Lighting of Butterfly Christmas Tree and other winter illuminations
  • Stage Performances
  • Food Booths
  • etc.
Mutsu Winter Illuminations:
November 14, 2015 - January 31, 2016 Daily from 16:00-22:00

Mutsu Kasamaikan むつ来さまい館
10-1 Tanabu-machi, Mutsu City, Aomori 035-0034


More Information:
Gururin Shimokita (Japanese): http://www.shimokita-kanko.com/?p=18291

Towada Machinaka Marche

Towada Machinaka Marché 十和田 まちなかマルシェ

A market selling fresh vegetables and seafood, various foods and other products. Also featuring various stage performances.
Towada Machinaka Marche October 2015 十和田 まちなかマルシェ 平成27年10月31日

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 9:00-14:00
Location: Parking Lot of Towada Toutetsu Head Office (17-3 Inaoicho)
とうてつ本社駐車場(十和田市稲生町17-3)(map)
Admission: Free
Events/Schedule:
  • 10:00 Polaris Hula ポラリス フラ
  • 10:40 Wanpaku Hiroba Hoikuen わんぱく広場保育園
  • 11:00 Meme San Ventures メメさんベンチャーズ
  • 11:45 Saxopigs
  • 12:15 Acoustic Unit Biidama (Yuta Furuyashiki) 古屋敷 裕大
  • 13:00 Enka Singer Reiko Konishi  小西 礼子

Towada Kankou Dentetsu Honsha 十和田観光電鉄本社管理部
17-3 Inaoicho (十和田市稲生町17-3)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0011


More Information:
Towada City Safety Information Mail (Japanese): http://www.info-towada.jp/towadaPub/subcategoryEntryDetail.do?mailContentCd=7637
Towada Kei Truck Market (Kei Tora Ichi) (Japanese): http://towadakeitora.jugem.jp/?eid=37

Towada City Chorus Festival 2015

Towada City Chorus Festival 2015
平成27年度 第28回 十和田市民合唱祭 (Towada Shimin Gasshou Sai)

Towada City Chorus Festival Shimin Gasshou Sai 2015 flyer 平成27年度 第28回十和田市民合唱祭 チラシ
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Time: 13:30~ (Doors open 13:00)
Location: Towada Shimin Bunka Center, Dai Hall 十和田市民文化センター大ホール (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Schedule:
Towada City Chorus Festival Shimin Gasshou Sai 2015 program page 1 平成27年度 第28回十和田市民合唱祭 プログラム ページ1Towada City Chorus Festival Shimin Gasshou Sai 2015 program page 2 平成27年度 第28回十和田市民合唱祭 プログラム ページ2
  • Minami Shougakkou Gasshou-bu (Minami Elementary School Chorus Club)
    • Karibito Allen (When Allen A Dale Went a Hunting)
    • Ahiru to Kangaroo (Duck and Kangaroo)
  • Sanbongi Shougakkou Gasshou-bu (Sanbongi Elementary School Chorus Club)
    • Hail Holy Queen
    • I will follow him
  • Minami  Daigaku (Minami "University"*)
    • Nakayoshienbukyoku (Nakayoshi (Friendly) Waltz)
    • Makkana Aki (Bright Red Autumn)
  • Kitasato Daigaku Gasshou Doukoukai (Kitasato University Chorus Club)
    • Chim Chim Cher-ee
    • GIFT
  • Chorus Shiki (Chorus Four Seasons)
    • Kokoro no Shiki (Kaze ga) (Four Seasons of the Heart/Mind (The Wind))
    • Ai Soshite Kaze (Love and Wind)
  • Towadako Chorus Aikoukai (Towadako Chorus Club)
    • Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa yori Kimi Nosete (Carrying You from Laputa Castle in the Sky)
    • Subarashiki Sekai (Wonderful World)
  • Taki no Shi Ouja Gasshou-dan (Champion of Waterfall Poetry Chorus Group)
    • A Jinsei ni Namida Ari (There are Tears in Life)
    • Takaboku no Seishun no Machi Morioka ni (To the Woodpecker's City of Youth, Morioka)
    • Jinsei no Tabi (Life's Journey)
  • Chorazalea 
    • Hitotsu no Inori (A Single Prayer)
    • My Way
  • Towada Konsei Gasshou-dan (Towada Mixed Voices Chorus Group)
    • Kitaguni no Haru (Spring in the North)
    • Tsuchi no Uta Dai Nana Gakushou Daiichi Sanshou (Song of the Earth, 7th Movement, Earth Chant)
  • Kodomotachi no Goudou Gasshou (Children's Combined Chorus)
    • Michi to Iu Na no Fune ni Nori (Boarding a Ship Named "Unknown")
  • Otonatachi ni Yoru Goudou Gasshou (Adult's Combined Chorus)
    • Sato no Aki (Autumn in the Country)
  • Zenin ni Yoru Uta (Song Presented by Everyone)
    • Furusato (Hometown)
Towada Shimin Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター
2-1 Nishi Sanbancho (十和田市西三番町2-1)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Soothing Herb Tea Cafe Tomomika

Cafe Spotlight: School & Cafe Tomomika スクール&カフェ友実家

A lovely little cafe/shop/school that just opened on October 21, 2015, Tomomika is a great place to enjoy a leisurely chat with friends or to unwind with a cup of hot tea and a book.

Cafe
The cafe specializes in herbs, offering herb-based lunches and herbal teas, as well as other teas and Japanese sweets. In good weather, pet owners can make use of the outdoor terrace seating to enjoy tea time while keeping an eye on their pet(s).

Shop
The shop sells loose-leaf and bagged natural and organic teas, as well as aromatherapy-related items, soap-making kits, handmade crafts and local products,  etc.

School
Tomomika also offers various classes such as crafting and aromatherapy.
Towada School & Cafe Tomomika 十和田市 スクール&カフェ友実家 外観

Towada School & Cafe Tomomika 十和田市 スクール&カフェ友実家 室内


Recommended Menu Items
(The only items I have tried so far. Look for more additions to the list in the near future!)

Tomomika Sweets Plate 友実家スイーツプレート 680yen/730yen*
(3 mini dorayaki with different types of bean-paste filling, handmade amazake ice cream, comes with choice of drink)
*730yen for black teas, 680yen for all other drink choices
Towada Tomomika Sweets Plate (Refresh Nettle Tea) 十和田市 友実家スイーツプレート リフレッシュネトルハーブティー付き
(dorayaki = two pancake-like patties with sweet red bean paste sandwiched in between)
(amazake = sweet fermented rice drink)

Refresh Nettle Tea リフレッシュネトル ハーブティー 400yen*
(a refreshing, light & simple tasting tea with nettle, peppermint, lemon verbena, etc. )
*Comes free with anything on the Sweets Menu

Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Lunch from 11:00~, Sweets Menu: 14:30-17:30, Last Order 17:30) Closed Mondays
Price Range:1000yen
English/Picture Menu: English herbal tea names and picture sweets menu available
Seating: Table (5 table x 4 seats, 1 tables x 2 seats) and Terrace Table (2 tables x 4 seats, 1 table x 2 seats)  
Good For: Solo Dining, Couples, Families (high chairs available), Small Groups
Reservations: Usually not necessary
Phone: 0176-23-6300
Parking: Not Available (parking available nearby at Art Station Towada, etc.)
Address/Map:
1-8 Nishi San-Bancho (十和田市西三番町1‐8)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083
(Former Restaurant Furansuya Building  旧レストラン仏蘭西屋の建物)

Mutsu & Shimokita Traditional Performing Arts Performance

Mutsu & Shimokita Traditional Performing Arts Performance
むつ・下北郷土芸能公演会~下北の大地に舞う~ 
(Mutsu Shimokita Kyoudo Geinou Kouenkai ~ Shimokita no Daichi  ni Mau)

An event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Kasamaikan.
Mutsu & Shimokita Traditional Performing Arts Performance Kyodo Geinou Kouenkai flyer むつ・下北郷土芸能公演会 下北の大地に舞う チラシ

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 16:00~
Location: Mutsu Kasamaikan むつ来さまい館 (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions: Noh Dance, Lion Dance, etc.

Mutsu Kasamaikan むつ来さまい館
10-1 Tanabu-machi, Mutsu City, Aomori 035-0034


More Information:
Kasamaikan Official Website: http://kasamaikan.info/pg780.html

Railbus Twilight Photography Session

Railbus Twilight Photography Session 
レールバス夕暮れ撮影会 (Rail Bus Yuugure Satsueikai)

Railbuses* were used on the Nanbu Jukan Railway Line (南部縦貫鉄道線) running between Noheji and Shichinohe from 1962-1997. Although the line went out of use in 2002 the railbuses have been preserved and maintained in running condition, and are periodically put on public display.

(*A railbus is a very lightweight type passenger rail vehicle (typically non-articulated or rigid frame) (Source: Wikipedia).)
Railbus Twilight Photography Session Yuugure Satsueikai 2015 flyer 平成27年 レールバス夕暮れ撮影会 チラシ

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 12:00-18:30
Location: Former Nanbu Jukan Railway Line Shichinohe Station 
旧南部縦貫鉄道線 七戸駅(map)
Admission: Free
Events/Schedule:
Railbus Twilight Photography Session Yuugure Satsueikai time schedule 2015 平成27年 レールバス夕暮れ撮影会 タイムスケジュール 時間表
  • 12:00 Doors Open
  • 12:30 
    • Railbus 101 moves to Track 2 to be displayed in front of the station; train car interior is open viewing 
    • Diesel Railcar 104 moves to Track 2 Platform; train car interior is open for viewing 
  • 13:00
    • Railbus 102 on display at Track 4, in front of Locomotive Depot  (car interior is NOT open for viewing)
    • Diesel Rail Snowplough Russell DB11 on display at Track 5, in front of Locomotive Depot (car interior is NOT open for viewing)
    • When preparations are complete, Locomotive Depot will be opened for viewing
  • 14:00 
    • Diesel Railcar 104 moves to Track 5, in front of Locomotive Depot
    • Railbus 102 and Russell DB11 are lined up
  • 15:30 
    • End of train car interior viewings
    • Railbus 101 Running Demonstration at Track 2, Displayed at Platform 
  • 15:45 Diesel Rail Snowplough Russell DB11 and Railbus 102 enter the Depot 
  • 16:30 Twilight Photography Session Begins (Locomotive Depot Side Entry Prohibited)
  • 17:45 Diesel Railcar 104 and Railbus 101 enter the Depot (in that order)  
  • 18:30 Event Ends
Cautions:
  • Schedule may change in the event of rain
  • Due to the age of the locomotives, some trains may not be able to be displayed as scheduled
  • Entry into certain areas may be prohibited at certain times
  • In the event that the photography session is overcrowded, time slots may be assigned for people to take turns taking photographs
  • Watch your step as the grounds are enclosed by waterways and other obstructions

Former Nanbu Jukan Railway Line Shichinohe Station 旧南部縦貫鉄道線 七戸駅


More Information:
Base of the Trip Shichinohe Tourism Website (Japanese): http://www.shichinohe-kankou.jp/event_detail?id=00005453

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Shirakami Food Festa 2015

Aomori West Coast Shirakami Food Festa 2015 
あおもり西海岸 白神の食フェスタ2015 
(Aomori Nishi Kaigan Shirakami Shoku Festa)

Ajigasawa Hirame VS Fukaura Maguro!

Shirakami Food Festa 2015 flyer front 平成27年 白神食のフェスタ チラシ表
Shirakami Food Festa 2015 flyer back 平成27年 白神食のフェスタ チラシ裏
Date: November 7-8, 2015
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: Umi no Eki Wando, Ajigasawa Town 海の駅わんど 特設会場 (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
(Note: Maguro = tuna, Hirame = olive flounder/Japanese halibut, Sazae = turbo shell )

Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • 10:00~ Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15~ Free Maguro & Hirame Sushi (first 100 people only)
  • 11:30~ FM Aomori Live Program Broadcast "Tsugaru he ikou!" ("Let's go to Tsugaru!")
  • 13:00~ Shirakami Characters on Stage
  • 14:00~ Ajigasawa "Ugly-Cute" Dog, Wasao Talk Show and Photography Session
Sunday, November 8, 2015
  • 10:00~ Free Maguro & Hirame Sushi (first 100 people only)
  • 11:00~ Shirakami Characters on Stage 
  • 12:30~ Fukaura Maguro Boys & Back Dancers (FMB) Dance Show
  • 13:30~ Shirakami Characters on Stage 
Food/Product Booths:
  1. Shirakami Coffee, Shirakami Water
  2. Banana Boat, Maron (chestnut) Boat
  3. Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Wiener Pie
  4. Honey Waffle, Shirakami Raw Honey
  5. Buta-don (pork rice bowl), Buta Kushi Tsukune (pork meatloaf on a skewer), Buta Kushi (grilled pork on a skewer), Frankfurt Sausage
  6. Chicken-bou (fried chicken on a stick)
  7. Ganso Shirakami Umihiko Yamahiko Yakisoba (fried noodles), Fukaura Sazae cooked in its shell, Shirakami Doburoku (unrefined sake) "Kanon"
  8. Salted Grilled Ayu (sweetfish)
  9. Abalone Steamed in Wine, Smoked Abalone, Steamed Clams Simmered in Miso
  10. Ika Menchi (minced squid patty), Ika Menchi Katsu (fried cake of minced squid) 
  11. Gibasa Wasabi  Shoyuzuke (soy sauce and wasabi flavoured pickled wakame seaweed)   
  12. Hiramezuke-don (pickled hirame rice bowl)
  13. Fukaura Sazae Rice, Fukaura Sazae Rice Bowl, Fukaura Abolone Rice Bowl, Fukaura Salmon Roe Rice Bowl
  14. Fukaura Seafood Oyaki (dumpling), Fried Seafood Oyaki, Takoyaki (octopus balls)
  15. Grilled "Phantom Fish" Itou, Salmon Meatball Stew 
  16. Ajigasawa Black Ramen, Ajimaru Ramen
  17. Salmon Stew, Crab Stew, Fish Meatballs, Whelk (small water snails)
  18. Fukaura Maguro Handrolled Roll Burger, Fukaura Maguro Jappajiru (fish soup made with fish head, innards, etc.)
  19. Magu-Katsu Dog (deep fried minced maguro "hot dog")
  20. Shirakami Sansai Soba, Apple Jam, Nameko Mushrooms, Bakke Miso
Umi no Eki Wando 海の駅わんど
246-4 Honcho (鰺ヶ沢町大字本町246番地4)
Ajigasawa, Nishitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture 038-2753

More Information:
aptinet Aomori (Japanese): http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00005450.html

Tohoku Culture Day 2015

Tohoku Culture Day 2015
東北文化の日2015 (Tohoku Bunka no Hi)
Official Website (Japanese)

Tohoku Culture Day is an initiative to encourage people to visit various museums, art museums, etc. around Tohoku (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, and Fukushima Prefectures). There is a guidebook listing 180 participating venues that will be offering free or discounted admission, special presents, or holding special events.
Tohoku Culture Day 2015 Guidebook 東北文化の日2015 ガイドブック

Guidebook Download: http://tohokubunka.com/?page_id=9421

Date: October 31-November 1, 2015
Time: Varies
Location: Museums, Art Museums, etc. around Tohoku
Admission: Varies
Guide Legend:

Tohoku Culture Day Guidebook Sample Entry 東北文化の日2015 ガイドブック
  • 割: Discount
  • ●: Promotion Details
    • 無料: Free
  • 時: Hours
  • 休: Dates Closed
    • 毎週: Every Week
    • 毎月: Every Month
    • 第1(第2・・・) First (Second, etc.)
    • 月(曜日): Monday
    • 火(曜日) Tuesday
    • 水(曜日) Wednesday
    • 木(曜日) Thursday
    • 金(曜日) Friday
    • 土(曜日) Saturday
    • 日(曜日) Sunday
    • 祝日: National Holiday
    • 振替休日: Substitute Holiday
    • 翌日: The Following Day
  • 所: Address
  • 問: Phone Number

More Information:
Tohoku Culture Day Website (Japanese): http://tohokubunka.com/

Monday, 26 October 2015

American Village 4th Anniversary Thanks Carnival

America Village 4th Anniversary Thanks Carnival
アメリカ村 4周年 サンクスカーニバル (Amerikamura Yon Shuunen Thanks Carnival)

Amerikamura American Village 4th Anniversary Thanks Carnival poster アメリカ村 4周年 サンクスカーニバル 2015
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 10:00-16:00
Admission: Free
Location: Sky Plaza Misawa スカイプラザミサワ (websitemap)
Events/Attractions:
  • Cosplay Photography Session
  • Wotagei Performance
  • Maid Cafe
  • Anime Figure & Goods Sales
  • 1 lb Steak Challenge
  • etc.
2 Chome-8-34 Chuocho (三沢市中央町2丁目8‐34)
Misawa, Aomori Prefecture 033-0001

More Information:
Misawa Tourist Association (Japanese): http://kite-misawa.com/2015/10/3093/

Friday, 23 October 2015

Machikon in Kamikita 2015

Machikon in Kamikita 2015 自由な街コンIIIin上北2015
(Jiyuuna Machikon III in Kamikita)

"Machikon" is a large scale matchmaking singles party organized by a particular municipality.
Machikon in Kamikita 2015 poster 平成27年 自由な街コンイン上北 ポスター

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 18:00-20:30 (Registration: 17:30~)
Location: Onsen Ryokan Suimei, Tohoku Town 温泉旅館水明 (map)
Admission: Men: 5000yen; Women: 2000yen (payable at time of registration)
Eligibility:  Age* 20+, Single Men & Women (max. 40 participants of each gender)
*Please bring ID for age confirmation to the event*
Events/Attractions: 
  • Jiko Appeal Time  (JAT) = Self-Intro (Promotion) Time
  • Food (sushi, appetizers)
  • Drink(s) 
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 6, 2015 (or when max. capacity has been reached)
Registration:

Onsen Ryokan Suimei 温泉旅館水明
56-4 Uwano Yamazoe (上北郡東北町上野山添56−4)
Tohoku Town, Kamikita District, Aomori 039-2401

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Misawa Firefighting Festa & Manpuku Festival 2015

Misawa Firefighting Festa & Manpuku* Festival 2015
ふれあい消防フェスタ・まんぷく祭 (Fureai Shoubou Festa Manpuku Sai)
(*manpuku = full stomach)
Misawa Firefighting Festa & Manpuku Festival 2015 Shoubou Festa Manpukusai flyer front 三沢市 平成27年 ふれあい消防フェスタ・まんぷく祭 チラシ表

Misawa Firefighting Festa & Manpuku Festival 2015 Shoubou Festa Manpukusai flyer back 三沢市 平成27年 ふれあい消防フェスタ・まんぷく祭 チラシ裏
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Time: 11:00-16:00
Location: Veedol Dome ビ―ドルドーム (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:

Firefighting Festa
  • 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 Ladder Climbing Experience (max. 50 participants per session; reservation tickets 整理券 required; reservation tickets distribution starts 30min before each session)
  • 11:00-12:30 "Water Spraying" (Fire Hose?) Experience 
  • 11:00-16:00 Firetruck Display
  • 13:00~ Emergency Rescue Practice
  • etc. 
Manpuku Festival
  • Stamp Rally (get stamps from 3 or more stalls for a chance to win prizes)
  • Food Stalls (featuring dishes using Misawa produce: garlic, gobo (burdock root), and/or nagaimo (a type of yam))
Manpuku Festival Food Stalls:
DishProducePriceRestaurant
Pork & Chicken Special Miso Stir-Fry
豚と鶏の特性味噌炒め
(buta to tori no tokusei miso itame)
Garlic
500yen
Butamin B 焼肉酒場ブタミンB
Hours: 17:00-23:00 Daily
2 Chome-14-10 Chuocho (map)
0176-51-6151
Sata Andagi
サーターアンダギ
(saataa andagi)
Gobo, Nagaimo
One: 120yen
Five: 500yen
Churatei ちゅら亭
Hours: 17:00-24:00 Mon.-Sat.
1 Chome-1-4 Saiwaicho (map)
0176-58-7622
Grilled Chicken Assortment
焼きとりもりあわせ
(yakitori moriawase)
Garlic
500yen
Izakaya Kurosuke 居酒屋黒助
Hours: 17:00-23:00 Mon.-Sat.
2 Chome-14-10 Chuocho (map)
0176-51-1555
Chicken Curry with Lots of Vegetables
野菜たっぷりチキンカレー
(yasai tappuri chicken curry)
Garlic, Gobo
500yen
Ankur アンクル
Hours: 11:00-14:30; 17:00-21:00 Daily
2 Chome-4-8 Chuocho (map)
0176-53-2681
Fried Chicken
からあげ
(karaage)
Garlic
400yen
Thai Cuisine Abi タイ料理アビ
Reservation Only
Kamiichikawa, Ishigami−75−2, Gonohe (map)
0178-68-3218
Chicken Pita Sandwich
チキンピタサンド
(chicken pita sand)
Garlic
450yen
Global Kitchen グローバルキッチン
Hours: 11:00-15:00, 16:30-22:00 Tue.-Sun.
Furumagiyama 140-9 Chuocho (map)
0176-57-3955
Hearty Omelet Yakisoba
ボリュームたっぷりオム焼きそば
(boryuumu tappuri omu yakisoba)
Garlic
400yen
Yatai Koya 屋台小屋
Hours: 20:00~ Mon.-Sat.
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0176-57-1731

Veedol Dome ビ―ドルドーム
Omachi 3-Chome (三沢市大町3丁目)
Misawa City, Aomor 033-0041


More Information:
Misawa City Offical Website (Japanese): http://www.city.misawa.lg.jp/index.cfm/8,19596,28,328,html

Hirakawa Winter Neputa 2015

Hirakawa Winter Neputa Festival 2015
平川ねぷたまつり“冬の陣” (Hirakawa Neputa Matsuri "Fuyu no Jin")
Hirakawa Winter Neputa Festival 2015 flyer front 平成27年 平川ねぷたまつり冬の陣 チラシ表

Hirakawa Winter Neputa Festival 2015 flyer back 平成27年 平川ねぷたまつり冬の陣 チラシ裏

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Time: 22:00~
Location: Hirakawa City Hall ~ Hiraka Station 平川市役所本庁舎前~平賀駅前
Admission: Free
Event Schedule:
  • 22:00~ Opening
  • 22:20~ Opening Ceremony & Kagamiwari (breaking open a ceremonial sake barrel)
  • 22:30~ Start of Neputa Parade
  • 23:30~ Chisato Kon (singer) Performance
  • Countdown
  • 00:00 Fireworks
Event Parking:
  • JA Tsugaru Mirai Behind Hiraka Station JA津軽みらい 平賀駅裏 (mao)
  • Former Hirakawa Medical Office (next to City Hall) 旧平川診療所 (map)
  • Takashin Kashiwagi Factory(株)タカシン柏木工場 (map)
Hirakawa City Hall 平川市役所

More Information: 
Hirakawa City Official Website (Japanese): http://www.city.hirakawa.lg.jp/docs/2013060600132/

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mutsu Hashigo Sake Rally in Tanabu 2015

Mutsu Hashigo* Sake Rally in Tanabu 2015
むつ走五酒ラリーin田名部 

An event where participants must go to five different establishments and finish a drink there in order to collect stamps. Participants who fill their stamp card within the time limit are eligible to participate in a prize draw. The grand prize is a trip for two to South Korea.

(*The name is a pun. "Hashigozake" is usually written with the kanji for "ladder" + "alcohol" (梯子酒 ) and means to go around to various places drinking (bar hopping). This event name, however,  combines the characters for "run" and "five" reflecting the nature of the event--running around and trying "sake" (alcohol) at five different places.)

Mutsu Hashigo Sake Rally in Tanabu 2015 hashigozake むつ走五酒ラリーイン田名部
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 18:00-20:00 (Registration from 17:00)
Location:
  • Registration/Prize-Drawing: Mutsu-shi Event Hiroba (Mutsu Kasamaikan)
    むつ市イベント広場(むつ来さまい館) (map
  • Various Drinking Establishments
Participation Fee: 2500 yen Pre-Sale, 3000yen At-Door
Pre-Sale Ticket Sale Locations:
  • MiniStop Mutsuyokomukaimachi Location ミニストップ横迎町店 (map)
  • Yoshida Bakery Mont Blanc 吉田ベーカリーもんぶらん(新町) (map)
  • Agejidenki 上路電器(中央) (map
  • Event Participant Establishments 
(Note: Pre-sale tickets cannot be exchanged for cash. Pre-sale tickets must be exchanged for a "Check Card" チェックカード at registration on the day of the event, so remember to bring it on the day of the event.)

Rules:
  • Pre-sale tickets must be exchanged for a "Check Card" チェックカード before the start of the event
  • All participants will start at 18:00
  • Participants must order and finish a drink in order to get their "Check Card" チェックカード stamped by the store
  • Participants must complete collect stamps from five different (predetermined) establishments and return to the Mutsu-shi Event Hiroba by 20:00 in order to be eligible for the prize draw 
  • Event organizers take no responsibility for any accidents/injuries/illness occurring during the event
Mutsu-shi Event Hiroba むつ市イベント広場



More Information:
Gururin Shimokita (Japanese): http://www.shimokita-kanko.com/?p=18204

Oirase Salmon Festival 2015

Oirase Salmon Festival 2015
おいらせ町誕生10周年記念~第10回日本一のおいらせ鮭まつり
(Oirase tanjou juu shuunen kinen dai juu kai Nihon ichi no Oirase sake matsuri)
Oirase Salmon Festival 2015 Poster 平成27年 おいらせ町誕生10周年記念 第10回日本一のおいらせ鮭まつり ポスター
Date: November 21-22, 2015
Time: Nov 21: 9:30-17:30; Nov 22: 10:00-15:30
Location: Shimoda Salmon Park しもだサーモンパーク(奥入瀬川河川敷内)(map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • 10:00~ Free Salmon Soup (first 100 people)
  • Salmon Soup Sales (200yen/bowl, after free distribution has ended)
  • Salmon Catching (ticket required, details below)
  • 12:00~ Speed Salmon Catching Contest - winner can keep the salmon caught (500yen participation fee, registration at-door)
  Saturday, November 21
  • 11:30~ Salmon Quiz - with prizes (free participation)
  • 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Salmon Racing - with prizes (500yen participation fee, registration at-door) 
  • 12:30-16:50 Stage Performances (yosakoi dance, songs, etc.)
  • 17:00 Fireworks Display
  Sunday, November 21
  • 10:45, 11:15, 13:30, 14:30 Salmon Racing - with prizes (500yen participation fee, registration at-door) 
  • 11:00-15:30 Stage Performances ("Hero Show", Keimai (traditional performing art - bird dance), song shows, etc.)
Salmon Catching Information
Schedule:
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
  • Sunday, November 22, 2015, 10:30, 11:15, 13:00, 14;00
Ticket Costs: 1000yen Pre-Sale; 1200yen At-Door (includes free Salmon Soup)
Ticket Sale Locations:
  • Oirase Town Office & Bun Branch おいらせ町役場本庁舎・分庁舎 (map, branch map)
  • Oirase North Community Center おいらせ町立北公民館 (map)
  • Oirase Commercial & Industrial Association/Momoishi Branch Office
    おいらせ町商工会本所・百石支所 (map)
  • JA Towada Oirase Shimoda Branch JA十和田おいらせ下田支店 (map)
  • Aeon Mall Shimoda (2nd Flr Service Counter)
    イオンモール下田(2Fサービスカウンター)(map)
  • Misawa Itt (within Misawa Base) 米軍三沢基地内 
Other Services:
  • Long Boot Rentals (paid)
  • Salmon Cleaning/Cutting Service (300yen/fish)

Free Shuttle Bus Schedule
Oirase Salmon Festival 2015 Free Shuttle Bus Schedule おいらせ鮭まつり2015 無料シャトルバス運行時刻表



More Information:
Oirase Town Website (Japanese): https://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/soshiki/16/sake2015.html

Friday, 16 October 2015

Shovel Shamisen World Cup 2015

The Ninth Schop (Shovel) Jamisen World Cup 2015
平成27年 第9回 津軽すこっぷ三味線世界大会 (Tsugaru Sukoppu Jamisen Sekai Taikai)
Official Website (Japanese)

Tsugaru Shamisen (aka Tsugaru Jamisen) is a version of shamisen (a Japanese three-stringed lute played using a large pick) originating in the western (Tsugaru) side of Aomori Prefecture.

"Schop Jamisen" is an amusing imitation using a shovel for an instrument and a bottle cap opener in place of the pick to mimic the sound of an actual shamisen in a performance. It represents a new twist on a traditional Japanese instrument and performing art.

(Given the amount of snow in Aomori Prefecture, the shovel is quite the appropriate choice!)

Ninth Schop Scoop Shovel Shamisen World Cup 2015 poster 平成27年第9回津軽すこっぷ三味線世界大会 ポスター
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 11:00-16:30 (Doors Open 10:00)
Location: Elm Mall, Elm Hall (2nd Floor), Goshogawara City
エルム街ショッピングセンター エルムホール(2階) (map)
Admission: Free(?)

Elm Mall エルム街ショッピングセンター
517-1 Karakasayanagi, Fujimaki, 
Goshogawara-shi, Aomori-ken 037-0004 

Pre-Event/After-Party: 
Date: (Pre-Event) Saturday, December 5, 2015; (After-Party) Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 18:00~
Location: Live House Love Potion ライブハウスラブポーション (map)
Admission: 3000yen

More Information:
 Schop Jamisen World Cup Official Website (Japanese): http://sukoppujyamisen.cloud-line.com/

Oirase Gorge Rte 102 Temporary Road Closure Notice

Oirase Gorge Eco Road Festa Temporary Road Closure:
Saturday, October 24-Sunday, October 25, 2015, 9:00-15:00
Eco Road Festa Map 奥入瀬渓流 エコロードフェスタ 英語地図

The road through Oirase Gorge (National Route 102 from the Sobe Intersection to the Nenokuchi Intersection) will be closed to personal car (including rental cars) traffic for the Eco Road Festa during the weekend of October 24th-25th from 9:00-15:00.

Oirase Gorge visitors may park at Yakeyama or Yasumiya (Lake Towada) and make use of the event shuttle bus (800yen one-day pass) during the event's road closure period.

Those wishing to drive between Lake Towada and Towada City during the Eco Road Festa should take the Aobunayama Oirase Bypass route instead.

See the official Eco Road Festa Website for more information (Japanese/English/Chinese/Korean): http://eco-oirase.com/  

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Machikon in Noheji 2015

Machikon in Noheji 街コンinのへじ2015

"Machikon" is a large scale matchmaking singles party organized by a particular municipality.

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 19:00-21:30 (Registration: 18:00-18:50)
Location: Urokomaru Nosaka Building ウロコマル野坂ビル (map)
Admission: 
  • Men: 5500yen (5000yen with costume)
  • Women: 2000yen (FREE with costume)
Eligibility: Age 20+, Single Men & Women (max. 50 participants of each gender)
Events/Attractions:
  • "Self-Introduction Time": Get to know the other participants
  • "Free Time": A chance to mingle and get to know people
  • "Event Time": Make (male-female) pairs and join in various games for a chance to win prizes, "confession time"
  • etc.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (or when max. capacity has been reached)
Registration Flow:
  • Register online (Japanese only)
  • Receive confirmation email with payment account information
  • Remit payment to account within one week of receiving confirmation email
  • (Remit the full admission amount; costume discount will be refunded in cash at the event) 
Information/Registration:
Machikon in Noheji 2015 Website: http://noheji.1616bbs.com/bbs/?pid=noheji&mode=pr&parent_id=101&mode2=0


Urokomaru Nosaka Building ウロコマル野坂ビル
17-1 Noheji, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-3131

Halloween Festa in Misawa 2015 & Night Garden Party

Halloween Festa in Misawa 2015 ハロウィンフェスタ
Halloween Festa in Misawa 2015 Poster ハロウィンフェスタin Misawa 2015 英語ポスター
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 11:00-17:00
Location: Misawa Shopping Arcade~American Park (Sky Plaza)
 アーケード商店街~アメリカ広場 (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Halloween Costume Parade & Contest (30,000yen Grand Prize!)
    • 11:30-12:50 Registration (A: Omachi Orange Park)
    • 12:30-13:00 Costume Parade(A→C: Omachi Orange Park to American Park)
    • 13:10-14:35 Costume Contest Judging (C: American Park)
    • 14:40~ Awards Ceremony (C: American Park)
  • Halloween Shopping Prize Draw
    • Oct. 14-17: Shop at participating stores
    • Oct. 17, 11:00-16:30: Bring receipts from Oct. 14-17 to the prize drawing location (B: Ginza Ikoi no Ie) 
    • Get 1 ticket for every 3000yen worth of receipts (max. 5 tickets/person) 
    • Every ticket is a winner!
    • 500 prize tickets only--first come, first served!
  • Halloween Character Hunt (Elementary Students or Younger)
    • 11:00-12:30: Collect stamps at 8 different locations to receive a prize (A-C: Omachi Orange Park to American Park)
    • Get the stamp card at American Park (C)
    • Bring completed stamp cards to Omachi Orange Park (A) to get candy (first 200 children only)
  • Trick or Treating
    • 15:00~ Children wearing costumes can get candy at participating shops
    • Participating shops will be decorated with an orange pumpkin
  • Animation Film Showing 11:00-17:00 Ginza Ikoi no Ie (B)
  • Halloween Character Photo Area
    • Next to Muumin Cafe むうみんcafe (3) 11:00-16:00
    • In front of Sanpokudo 三北堂印店 (4) 13:00-16:00
  • etc.
Venue Map
More Information:
Misawa City Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Japanese): http://www.misawa.or.jp/event/halloween-festa-in-misawa2015開催


Night Garden Party
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 19:00-22:00
Location: Misawa Nakayoshi Park 三沢市なかよし公園 (map)
Admission: 1000yen (1 drink + finger foods)
More Information:
The Misawa Times (Japanese): http://misawa-times.com/post_event/no8614

Oirase Lifelong Learning Festival "Everyone's Festa 2015"

Oirase Town Lifelong Learning Festival "Everyone's Festa 2015"
おいらせ町生涯学習フェスティバル みんなのフェスタ2015
(Oirase-cho Shougaigakushuu Festival Minna no Festa)
Date: October 24-25
Time: Oct. 24: 9:00-18:30; Oct. 25: 9:00-16:00
Location: Oirase Chomin Koryu Center おいらせ町民交流センター (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • October 24, 9:00-11:30: Preschool/Nursery School Student Performances
  • October 24, 13:00-15:00: Elementary School & Various Group Performances
  • October 25, 11:00-15:30: Various Cultural Group Performances
  • Local group displays
  • Cultural experiences (tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy, flower arranging, etc.)
  • etc.
125-2 Nakashimoda (上北郡おいらせ町中下田125−2)
Oirase, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-2136


More Information:
Oirase Town Website (Japanese): http://www.town.oirase.aomori.jp/soshiki/18/oirase-festa.html

Hachinohe Chrysanthemum Festival 2015

2015 44th Annual Hachinohe Chrysanthemum Festival
平成27年度第44回はちのへ菊まつり (Hachinohe Kiku Matsuri)

Hachinohe Chrysanthemum Festival 2015 Kiku Matsuri flyer front 平成27年度44回はちのへ菊まつり チラシ表

Hachinohe Chrysanthemum Festival 2015 Kiku Matsuri flyer back 平成27年度第44回はちのへ菊まつり チラシ裏 
Date: October 29-November 3, 2015
Time: 9:30-17:00 (Oct. 29 10:00~; Nov. 3: ~16:00)
Location: Hachinohe City Hall (Outside, and 1st floor Shimin Hall)
八戸市庁前市民広場; 八戸市庁本館1階市民ホール (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Chrysanthemum displays
  • Chrysanthemum doll displays
  • Song/Dance Performances/Shows
  • etc.
1 Chome-1-1 Uchimaru (八戸市内丸1丁目1-1)
Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture 031-0075


More Information: 
Hachinohe City Official Website (Japanese): http://www.city.hachinohe.aomori.jp/index.cfm/27,89355,91,476,html

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Towada Book Recycling Fair

Towada Book Recycling Fair 本のリサイクルフェア

Book Collection 
Date: October 19-28, 2015
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Towada City Library 十和田市民図書館 (map)
Conditions: Bring unwanted books to the service counter; only books (novels, magazines, etc.) in good condition and published within the past 10 years will be accepted

Book Distribution
Date: October 31-November 1, 2015
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Towada City Library 十和田市民図書館 (map)
Conditions: Books are free, while supplies last; maximum 5 books per person; bags, etc. for books not provided

Towada City Library 十和田市民図書館
2-8 Nishijusanbancho (十和田市西十三番町2‐8)
Towada-shi, Aomori-ken 034-0093


More Information:
Towada City Library Website (Japanese): http://www.towada-lib.jp/contents/index4.htm

Wakinosawa Kasamai Festival 2015

Wakinosawa Kasamai Festival 2015
わきのさわ・かさまいまつり 

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 9:30~
Location: Mutsu City Wakinosawa Area Exchange Center
むつ市脇野沢地域交流センター (Mutsu-shi Wakinosawa-chiiki Koryu Center) (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Yosakoi Dance よさこい
  • Hotate Hoyaki Taikai Scallop Shucking Competition ホタテほやき大会
  • Free Nabe Stew (limited quantitites) 千人鍋振る舞い
  • Yakiboshi Ramen Speed-Eating Contest 焼き干しラーメン早食い大会
  • Log Cutting Contest 元祖・与作選手権大会
  • Stage Shows お楽しみステージショー
  • Bingo Game (first 1000 people only) 大ビンゴ大会
107-1 Watamukai Wakinosawa (むつ市脇野沢渡向107-1)
Mutsu-shi, Aomori-ken 035-0000


More Information:
Gururin Shimokita (Japanese): http://www.shimokita-kanko.com/?p=17939

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Rokunohe Maple Town Festa 2015

Rokunohe Maple Town Festa 2015
ろくのへメイプルタウンフェスタ 2015

Rokunohe Maple Town Festa 2015 Poster ろくのへメイプルタウンフェスタ2015 ポスター
Date: October 31-November 1, 2015
Time: Oct. 31: 9:00-17:00; Nov. 1: 9:00-16:00
Admission: Free
Location(s): 
  • Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan 六戸町総合体育館および西側駐車場 (map)
  • B&G Kaiyou Center Parking Lot B&G海洋センター駐車場 (map)
  • Rokunohe-machi Bunka Hall 六戸町文化ホール (map)
  • Rokunohe-machi Shuugyou Kaizen Center 六戸町就業改善センター (map)
  • Machiei Yakyuujou (Municipal Baseball Diamond) 町営野球場 (map)
Events/Attractions:
  • Beef sales and barbeque corner (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Rokunohe local products sales  (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Prize drawings  (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Ground golf (Machiei Yakyuujou (Municipal Baseball Diamond) - map)
  • Machimin Bunkasai (People's Culture Festival) (Rokunohe-machi Bunka Hall -map & Rokunohe-machi Shuugyou Kaizen Center - map)
  • etc.
October 31 
  • Song & Dance Variety Show (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Tororo (grated nagaimo yam) speed eating contest (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Maple Marathon (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Amateur Band Music Festival Super Live Rock'n! Night 2015  (Rokunohe-machi Bunka Hall - map)
  • etc.
November 1
  • 11:00~ & 15:00~ "Kamen Rider Ghost" Show (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Traditional Performing Arts (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • Garlic Throwing Contest 
  • Tricycle Race (Rokunohe-machi Sougou Taiikukan - map)
  • etc.
More Information:
Rokunohe Town Official Website (Japanese): http://www.town.rokunohe.aomori.jp/event_mtf.html

Northwest Tsugaru Tradtional Folk Performing Arts Fair 2015

Northwest Tsugaru Tradtional Folk Performing Arts Fair 2015
平成27年 西北五民俗芸能フェア (Seihokugo Minzoku Geinou Fair)

An event showcasing traditional folk performing arts (songs, music, lion dance, Tsugaru shamisen, etc.) from the Northwestern Tsugaru-area of Aomori.

Date: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Time: 13:00~ (Doors Open: 12:30)
Location: Furusato Koryu Kenmin Center Ortensia, Goshogawara City ふるさと交流圏民センター オルテンシア (map)
Admission: Free
Performances:
Furusato Koryu Kenmin Center Ortensia, Goshogawara City 
ふるさと交流圏民センター オルテンシア
24−15 Ikusemori, Goshogawara, Aomori 037-0065


More Information:
Goshogawara City Tourist Association (Japanese): http://www.go-kankou.jp/topics/minzoku.html

Friday, 9 October 2015

Fat House Temporary Closure Notice

The "Fat House" in the Towada Art Park (across from the Towada Fire Station) will be undergoing repairs from Tuesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 31, 2015. Entry into the exhibit is prohibited during this time. 

Towada Art Park "Fat House" 十和田アート広場 ファット・ハウス

2015 Kitasato University Kouyousai

30th Annual Kitasato University Kouyou  Festival
第30回北里大学紅葉祭 (Kitasato Daigaku Kouyousai)
2015 Kitasato University Kouyou Festival poster 平成27年 第30回北里大学紅葉祭 ポスター

Date: October 10-11, 2015
Time: 9:00-20:00
Location: Kitasato University, Towada Campus (map)
Events/Attractions:
2015 Kitasato University Kouyou Festival schedule 平成27年 第30回北里大学紅葉祭 スケジュール
~Saturday, October 10~

Outdoor Stage 野外ステージ
*In the event of rain, Outdoor Stage Performances will move to the Gakusei Hall 学生ホール*
  • 9:00-9:30 Opening Ceremony 開会式
  • 9:30-10:30 Sangenshoku Yosakoi Dance 三原色
  • 10:30-11:30 Martial Arts  演武
  • 11:30-12:00 Juggling ジャグリング
  • 12:00-14:00 Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances フォークソング&音楽部学際ライブ*
  • 14:00-14:30 Refreshment Booth Promotion Time 模擬店PR
  • 14:30-15:30 Inter-Club Quiz Competition 部対抗クイズ大会
  • 15:30-16:00 Manga Research Club 漫研
  • 16:00-17:00 Drag Contest 女装コン
  • 17:00-18:00 Kitasato Dance Crew KDC同好会
*In the event of rain, Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances will move to the Gakusei Kaikan Meeting Room 学生会館ミーティング室*

Street ストリート
  • Pet Photo Contest ペット写真コンテスト
  • Refreshment Booths 模擬店
  • Flea Market フリーマーケット
  • Festival Booths 縁日
  • 10:15-12:00 Guitar Club ギター部 (Near Bldg 6号館付近)* 
  • 12:00-17:00 Guitar Club & Juggling ギター部&ジャグリング (Near Bldg 6号館付近)*
*In the event of rain, the schedule changes to 10:15-17:00 Guitar Club ギター部 (Rm 621教室); Symphony Orchestra 交響楽団 (Rm 623 教室) *

School Building 校内
  • 9:00-17:00 Displays and Research Labs 展示・研究室
Gakusei Hall 学生ホール
  • 9:00-20:00 Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances フォークソング&音楽部学際ライブ*
*In the event of rain, Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances will move to the Gakusei Kaikan Meeting Room 学生会館ミーティング室*

Gymnasium 体育館
  • 18:00-20:00 Pro Wrestling プロレス
~Sunday, October 11~

Outdoor Stage 野外ステージ 
  • 9:00-9:45(?) Kitasato Rankings 北里番付
  • 9:45(?)-10:30 Brass Band Club 吹奏楽団部
  • 10:30-11:30 Guitar Club ギター部
  • 11:30-12:00 Manga Research Club 漫研
  • 12:00-13:00 Kitasato Dance Crew KDC同好会
  • 13:00-14:00 Sangenshoku Yosakoi Dance 三原色
  • 17:00-19:00 Talent Contest 一芸コンテスト
  • 19:00-20:00 Fire Juggling ファイヤジャグリング
  • 20:00-20:30 Closing Ceremony 閉会式
Street ストリート
  • Pet Photo Contest ペット写真コンテスト
  • Refreshment Booths 模擬店
  • Flea Market フリーマーケット
  • Festival Booths 縁日
  • 10:00-17:00 Guitar Club & Symphony Orchestra Performances ギター部 & 交響楽団 (Near Bldg 6号館付近)* 
*In the event of rain, Guitar Club & Symphony Orchestra Performances will be held under the tunnel トンネル下*

School Building 校内
  • 9:00-17:00 Displays and Research Labs 展示・研究室
Gakusei Hall 学生ホール
  • 9:00-20:00 Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances フォークソング&音楽部学際ライブ*
*In the event of rain, Folk Song & Music Club Live Performances will move to the Gakusei Kaikan Meeting Room 学生会館ミーティング室*

Gymnasium 体育館
  • 14:00-17:00 DOES Special Live 
(DOES is a 3-male-member Japanese rock band that has performed opening songs for popular anime series such as Gintama (5th opening, "Donten"), Space Brothers (3rd opening, "Yumemiru Sekai") and Naruto Shippuden (15th opening, "Guren"). Source: Wikipedia


Kitasato University Towada Campus 北里大学十和田キャンパス
35 Higashinijūsanbanchō (十和田市東二十三番町35-1)
Towada-shi, Aomori-ken 034-8628 

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Towada Fuyu Fes 2015

Towada "Fuyu" (Winter) Fes 2015: MACHINAKA Projection Mapping & BAR FESTIVAL
十和田冬フェス2015 十和田まちなかプロジェクションマッピング・十和田バルフェス
Towada Fuyu Fes 2015 Machinaka Projection Mapping flyer 十和田冬フェス2015 十和田まちなかプロジェクションマッピング チラシ

Towada Fuyu Fes 2015 Bar Festival flyer 十和田冬フェス2015 とわだバルフェス チラシ

Date: November 21-22, 2015
Time: 18:00 ~ (Projection Mapping ends ~20:00, 5-10min show on repeat)
Admission: Free (Bar Festival: Participant Certificate Required; Food & Drink Charges Apply)
Location: Art Station Towada,(map), Towada Art Center 十和田市現代美術館 (map) & Various Bars Around Towada 十和田市内の飲食店
Events/Attractions:
  • Saturday, November 21, 17:50~ Art Station Towada: Free Welcome Cocktail "Sakura Hime" (first 50 people)
  • Sunday, November 22, 18:00~ Art Station Towada: Couples-Only Free Welcome Drink (first 50 people)
  • Towada Bar Fes Stamp Rally
Bar Festival Rules:
  • Certificate Required! Get a "Bar Fes Participant Certificate" (バルフェス参加証) at Towada Art Center, Art Station Towada, or at a participating Bar Fes establishment during the event period
  • Special Menu! Visit any of the participating establishments listed on the Bar Fes Participant Certificate and show your certificate to enjoy select menu items at a special price 
  • Stamp Rally & Prize Drawing! Collect stamps at each establishment you visit (stamp card is on the back of your Bar Fes Participant Certificate), fill in your name, address, and contact information and submit your stamp card at any participating bar to enter a prize drawing (two or more stamps required to be eligible for the prize drawing)
Art Station Towada アートステーショントワダ
Inaoichō, 15−3 十和田市稲生町15‐3
Towada-shi, Aomori-ken 034-0011


Towada Art Center 十和田市現代美術館
10-9 Nishinibanchō 十和田市西二番町10‐9
Towada-shi, Aomori-ken 034-0082
 

More Information:
The Official Portal of the City of Towada (Japanese): http://www.city.towada.lg.jp/docs/2015102200010/

2015 Towada People's Culture Festival

2015 Towada People's Culture Festival
第46回 十和田市民文化祭 (Towada Shimin Bunkasai)

A festival of performances and displays showcasing the various arts and cultural groups/clubs in Towada.
2015 Towada People's Culture Festival Shimin Bunkasai flyer 平成27年十和田市民文化祭 チラシ
2015 Towada People's Culture Festival Shimin Bunkasai venue map 平成27年十和田市民文化祭 会場案内

Date: October 31 (Saturday) - November 3 (Tuesday), 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00 (~16:00 on November 3)
Location: Towada Shimin Bunka Center (十和田市民文化センター) (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions: PDF Schedule (Japanese)

Displays
  • Nanbu Sakiori Weaving (南部裂織)
  • Pottery (陶芸)
  • Kiri-e Papercutting (切絵)
  • Kimekomi Wooden Dolls (木目込み人形)
  • Ikebana Flower Arrangements (いけ花)
  • Bonsai (盆栽)
  • Totsuka Embroidery (戸塚刺しゅう)
  • etc.
Performances
  • Saturday, October 31, 10:30-17:00 Various Dance Performances (舞と踊動)
  • Saturday, October 31, 17:00-19:00 Rakugo (落語)
  • Sunday, November 1, 13:00-17:00 Noh (謡と仕舞)
  • Sunday, November 1, 13:30-16:00 Orchestral Performances (管弦楽・吹奏楽)
  • Tuesday, November 3, 13:00-14:45 Western/Traditional Japanese Music (洋楽・邦楽の調べ)
  • etc.
Towada Shimin Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター
2-1 Nishi Sanbancho (十和田市西三番町2-1)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083

Monday, 5 October 2015

15th Anniversary Hanasuzukai Performance

15th Anniversary of the Hanayagi School of Japanese Traditional Dance Hanasuzukai Group Performance
会創立15周年記念 第四回花柳流花鈴会公演 (Hanayagi-ryuu Hanasuzukai Kouen)

15th Anniversary Hanasuzukai Performance Hanayagi School of Japanese Traditional Dance Nihonbuyo flyer 会創立15周年 第4回花柳花鈴会公演 日本舞踊 チラシ
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Time: 10:30-16:30 (doors open at 10:00)
Location: Towada Shimin Bunka Center (十和田市民文化センター) (map)
Admission: 2500yen (free for elementary school-aged or younger children)
Program Pieces: 

15th Anniversary Hanasuzukai Performance Hanayagi School of Japanese Traditional Dance Nihonbuyo performance order 会創立15周年 第4回花柳花鈴会公演 日本舞踊 番組


一部 Part I
  • 月下の鶴 (長唄) Gekka no Tsuru (Nagauta) - Moonlight Crane
  • 末広づくし Suehiro Zukushi - Various Folding Fans
  • 花づくし Hana Zukushi - Various Flowers
  • 京の四季 Kyou no Shiki - The Four Seasons of Kyoto 
  • 胡蝶の舞 Kochou no Mai - Butterfly Dance
  • うさぎ団子 Usagi Dango - Rabbit's Rice Dumpling
  • 舞扇 (長唄) Mai Ougi (Nagauta) - The Dancing Fan 
  • 鸛 (かふのとり) (常磐津) Kafunotori (Tokiwazu) - The White Stork
  • 菖蒲浴衣 (長唄) Ayame Yukata (Nagauta) - The Iris Yukata
  • 八甲田雪の行進 (創作) Hakkoda Yuki no Koushin (Sousaku) - Hakkoda Snow March (Original Creation)
二部 Part II
(See Japanese Traditional Music: Japanese Music in the Early Modern Period for explanations of Nagauta, Tokiwazu, Kiyomoto, and Gidayu musical styles)

Towada Shimin Bunka Center 十和田市民文化センター
2-1 Nishi Sanbancho (十和田市西三番町2-1)
Towada City, Aomori 034-0083