Friday, 29 September 2017

Nakano Momiji Yama Light Up "Light Fantasy" 2017

Nakano Momiji Yama Light Up "Light Fantasy" 2017
中野もみじ山ライトアップ 光のファンタジー

Nakano Momiji Yama's gorgeous autumn foliage makes the whole mountain look like it is on fire during the day and "moving light" illuminations make it an equally enchanting sight in the evenings.

Of particular note, around the Nakano Momiji Yama Shrine there are 200-year-old maple and fir trees, as well as 500-700-year-old Japanese cedar trees.

Nakano Momiji Yama Light Up "Light Fantasy" 2017 poster 平成29年中野もみじ山ライトアップ 光のファンタジー ポスター 黒石市 Kuroishi City

Date: October 14-November 7, 2017
Illumination Times: Dusk~21:00
Location: Nakano Momiji Yama (Kuroishi City) 中野もみじ山 (map)

Misawa American Day 2017

Misawa American Day 2017 三沢アメリカンデー
Facebook Page (Japanese):

A taste of America in Japan! Enjoy various American food booths, learn about American culture, see American guest performers, etc.

Misawa American Day 2017 Japanese poster 平成29年三沢アメリカンデー 日本語版ポスター Misawa American Day 2017 English poster 平成29年三沢アメリカンデー 英語版ポスター

Date: October 8, 2017
Time: 10:00-16:30
Admission: Free
Location(s): Various
  • Misawa Air Base Main Gate Area (三沢基地正面ゲート付近) (map)
  • Misawa Civic Center (Kokaido 三沢公会堂) (map)
  • Misawa Central Park (三沢中央公園) (map)
  • Misawa Sports Center (Sogo Taiikukan 三沢総合体育館) (map)
  • Sky Plaza (スカイプラザ) (map)

World Yabusame Championship 2017

World Yabusame Championship 2017
(formerly part of the "Towada Horse Festa")
第三回 世界流鏑馬選手権 (Sekai Yabusame Senshuken)
Official Website (Japanese):

Yabusame (horseback archery) competition in Towada City!
World Yabusame Championship 2017 poster 平成29年度  第三回 世界流鏑馬選手権 ポスター 十和田市 Sekai Yabusame Senshuken Towada City

Date: October 14-15, 2017
Time: 9:30-15:00
Location: Towada Central Park (Chuo Koen) 十和田市中央公園緑地 (map)
Admission: Free

Towada Rock Festival Acoustic 2

Towada Rock Festival 2017 Spinoff "TRF Acoustic 2"

Enjoy free performances by musicians from around Aomori Prefecture!

Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
Time: 12:00~
Location: Michi no Eki Towada "Towadapia" 道の駅とわだ とわだぴあ (map)
Admission: Free
  • Tsushima Kenta ツシマケンタ (Hirosaki) (Website)
  • Bu~Chan ぶ~ちゃん
  • t9n (Takkun たっくん) (Aomori City) (Website)
  • PTnurse
  • THE TRINITY VOICE (Hachinohe) (Facebook)

Michi no Eki Towada "Towadapia" 道の駅とわだ とわだぴあ
Tairakubo-37-2 Denpōji (青森県十和田市伝法寺平窪37−2)
Towada City, Aomori Prefecture 034-0051
Tel: 0176-28-3790

More Information:
Towada Rock Festival Facebook Page Post (Japanese):

Towada Yosakoi Dream Festival 2017

Towada Yosakoi Dream Festival 2017
2017とわだYosakoi夢まつり (Towada Yosakoi Yume Matsuri)
Official Website (Japanese):

See various Aomori groups performing yosakoi, a type of dance where large teams perform amazingly choreographed routines featuring an energizing combination of modern music, traditional Japanese dance moves, props such as fans, umbrellas and naruko (small wooden clappers), and on-the-spot costume changes.

Towada Yosakoi Dream Festival 2017 poster 平成29年とわだYosakoi夢まつり ポスター Towada Yosakoi Yume Matsuri)

Date: October1, 2017 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 10:00-17:00
(road closed to traffic on Kanchogai Street between the Library and City Hall from 8:30-18:00)
Admission: Free
Location: Central Towada
  • In Front of Tohoku Denryoku 東北電力前
  • In Front of
  • In Front of Sakura Hiroba 桜広場前

Monday, 28 August 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving & Kuraishi Beef Festival 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving & Kuraishi Beef Festival 2017
(Yume no Mori Shuukaku Kanshasai & Kuraishi Gyuu Niku Matsuri)

An autumn event celebrating the harvest with local produce sales as well as local brand Kuraishi Beef.

Date: October 7-8, 2017 *Rain or Shine!*
Time: 9:00-16:00
Location: Kowataritai Park, Gonohe Town  小渡平公園 (map)
Admission: Free (purchased required for Kuraishi Beef)

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Misawa Air Show 2017

Air Festival 2017 in Misawa Air Base (a.k.a. Misawa Air Show)
三沢基地航空祭 (Misawa Kichi Koukuu Matsuri)

A chance to see an American air base and watch various aircraft performances!

Air Festival 2017 in Misawa Air Base (a.k.a. Misawa Air Show) poster 平成29年三沢基地航空祭 ポスター Kichi Koukuu Matsuri

Date: Sunday September 10, 2017
Time: 9:00-15:00
Location: Misawa Air Base 三沢基地内 (map)