Thursday, 23 February 2017

2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada

2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada
あおもり10市大祭典in十和田
(Aomori Toshi Taisaiten in Towada)
Event Website (Japanese): http://aomori10shi.jp/

A festival showcasing major festivals and local foods/products, etc. from 10 cities around Aomori Prefecture: Aomori City, Hirosaki City, Hachinohe City, Kuroishi City, Goshogawara City, Towada City, Misawa City, Mutsu City, Tsugaru City, and Hirakawa City.

(Note: Information will be updated as it becomes available)

Date: September 23-24, 2017
Time:
   Saturday September 23: 10:00-20:00
   Sunday September 24: 10:00-15:00
Location: Kanchogai Street Area 官庁街通り周辺 (map)
2017 Aomori 10 City Festival in Towada Venue Map 平成29年あおもり10市大祭典in十和田 会場案内

Admission: Free (parade paid seating may be available?)

Friday, 17 February 2017

Towada Sakura Yabusame Exhibit in Hachinohe 2017

Towada Cherry Blossom Yabusame Exhibit in Hachinohe 2017
十和田桜流鏑馬展 (Towada Sakura Yabusame Ten)

A special exhibit about a major spring event of Towada City, "Sakura Yabusame" (cherry blossom horseback archery).

Date: March 18-19, 2017
Time: 11:00-18:00
Location: Hachinohe Shopping Center Lapia, 1st Floor Festa Plaza
八戸ショッピングセンターラピア 1Fフェスタプラザ (map)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Yabusame Photograph Display
  • Past Poster Display
  • Yabusame Competition Attire Display
  • Yabusame Event Video Showings
  • Japanese Small Item and Clothing & Accessories Display
  • Rental Attire for Photo-Taking
  • Sunday March 19: Yabusame Competitors' Wooden Horse Rapid Fire Exhibition Contest

Hachinohe Shopping Center Lapia 八戸ショッピングセンターラピア
2 Chome Kōyō14-1 (八戸市江陽2丁目14−1)
Hachinohe City, Aomori 031-0801



More Information:
Facebook Event Page (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/events/657583827762683/

Friday, 10 February 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017

Misawa Surf Clam Festival 2017
第17回三沢ほっきまつり
(Misawa Hokki Matsuri)

A festival celebrating Misawa's favourite winter seafood, hokki (Japanese surf clam, a.k.a. hokkigai). Events include free samples of hokki cuisine, hokki and other local product sales, a clam shucking competition, and children's taiko drumming performance.

Date: Sunday March 12, 2017
Time: 9:30-14:30
Location: Misawa Fishery Port 三沢市魚市場特設会場 (map)
Admission: Free

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Risoukyo Flower Festivals 2017

Risoukyo's lovely botanical gardens are a hidden gem of Towada. In the spring/early summer it has three major flower festivals: lupin, Chinese peony, and Japanese iris festivals.

Risoukyo Lupin Festival Lupinus Matsuri 鯉艸郷 ルピナスまつり Risoukyo Chinese Peony Festival Shakuyaku Matsuri 鯉艸郷 芍薬まつり Risoukyo Japanese Iris Festival Hanashoubu Matsuri 鯉艸郷 花菖蒲まつり

Mexican-Themed Cafe & Bar Carbs

Cafe & Bar Spotlight: Cafe & Bar Carbs カフェ&バルキャブス

With no seating charge, delicious food, tequila (among various other drinks), and the occasional live music event, Carbs is a favourite nijikai (after party) spot in Towada. The weekday lunch menu is also highly recommended for its large portion sizes and reasonable prices.

Cafe & Bar Carbs exterior  カフェ&バルキャブス  外見写真 十和田市 Towada City
Cafe & Bar Carbs exterior  カフェ&バルキャブス  外見写真 十和田市 Towada City

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tsugaru Shamisen World Championships 2017

36th Annual Tsugaru Shamisen World Championships 2017
2017 第35回記念 津軽三味線世界大会
(Tsugaru-Jamisen Sekai Taikai)

A 2-day competition celebrating Aomori's traditional folk music, Tsugaru Shamisen (also known as Tsugaru-jamisen).


Date: May 3-4, 2017
Time: 10:00~ (doors open 9:00)
Location: Hirosaki Shimin Kaikan 弘前市民会館 (map)
Admission: 1-Day Ticket: 1000yen, 2-Day Ticket: 2000yen

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017
地球村冬物語
(Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari)

Enjoy various winter games and competitions, food stalls, performances, evening fireworks, and more!

Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017 flyer front  平成29年 地球村冬物語 チラシ表 つがる市 Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari Tsugaru City Tsugaru Earth Village Winter Story 2017 flyer back  平成29年 地球村冬物語 チラシ裏 つがる市 Chikyuu Mura Fuyu Monogatari Tsugaru City

Date: Sunday February 12, 2017
Time: 12:00~
Location: Tsugaru Earth Village つがる地球村 (map)
Admission: Free

Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017

Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017
第12回 南郷雪蛍まつり
(Nango Yuki Hotaru Matsuri)

Enjoy the evening glow of snow lanterns in various locations around the Nango area of Hachinohe City.
Nango Snow Firefly Festival 2017 poster 平成29年第12回 南郷雪蛍まつり ポスター Yuki Hotaru Matsuri

Date: Saturday February 11, 2017
Time: 17:00-20:00
Admission: Free
Locations:
    Main Venues
    ・Michi no Eki Nango 道の駅なんごう (map)
    ・Asa Moya no Yakata 朝もやの館 (map)
    ・Yama no Gakkou 山の楽校 (map)
    Other Locations:
    ・Kakkou no Mori Eco Land カッコーの森エコーランド (map)
    ・Nango Library 南郷図書館 (map)
    ・Nango Bunka Hall 南郷文化ホール (map)
    ・Nango Gymnasium 南郷体育館 (map)
    ・Nango Chamber of Commerce & Industry 南郷商工会 (map)

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017
第2回つがる市春まつり
(Tsugaru-shi Haru Matsuri)

Enjoy the various performances and events surrounded by 1200 cherry blossom trees of different varieties in full bloom.

Tsugaru City Spring Festival 2017 poster 平成29年度第2回つがる市春まつり ポスター Tsugaru-shi Haru Matsuri


Date: April 22-23, 2017
Time: April 22: 12:00-19:30; April 23: 10:00-14:30
Location: Hiratakanuma Park 平滝沼公園 (map)
Admission: Free

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Sakura Yabusame 2017

Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017
第14回桜流鏑馬 (Sakura Yabusame)
Facebook Event Page (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/events/1873770362869719/

Women's yabusame horseback archery competition under the cherry blossom trees!

Sakura Yabusame Towada Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017 poster 平成29年 第14回桜流鏑馬 ポスター 十和田市 Sakura Yabusame Towada Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery 2017 event details & schedule 平成29年 第14回桜流鏑馬 イベントのご案内・スケジュール 十和田市