Monday, 31 August 2015

2015 Osorezan Aki Mairi

2015 Osorezan Aki Mairi

Osorezan is considered one of the three most sacred places in Japan.

Osorezan 恐山
Date: October 10-12, 2015
Time: 5:30-18:00
Location: Osorezan 恐山 (map)
Admission: Adults 500yen (400yen groups of 20+); Elementary & Junior High School Students: 200yen
イタコの口寄せ(itako no kuchiyose) - blind mediums ("itako") summon spirits of the departed to speak with the living

Osorezan 恐山
3-2 Usoriyama, Tanabu, Mutsu-shi, Aomori 035-0021

More Information:
Gururin Shimokita (Japanese):

WKD - Saijiki for Festivals and Ceremonies:

2015 Misawa Air Show

Air Festival 2015 in Misawa Air Base (a.k.a. Misawa Air Show)
三沢基地航空祭 (Misawa kichi koukuu matsuri)

Air Festival 2015 in Misawa Air Base (Misawa Air Show) Poster 三沢基地航空祭 ポスター
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015Time: 9:00-15:00
Location: Misawa Air Base 三沢基地内 (map)
  • aircraft flybys
  • aerial fire fighting
  • maneuvers demonstration
  • air defense weapon and aircraft displays
(See full schedule in English and Japanese here:

  • a bag, etc. search will be conducted at entry; dangerous items (gasoline, knives, model guns, etc.), skateboards/roller blades, animals (except service animals), etc. cannot be brought on base
  • bags/items whose 3-dimensions total more than 100cm are not allowed on base (items on left in diagram below are prohibited; items on right are acceptable)
2015 Misawa Air Show Prohibited Articles 三沢基地航空祭 持込み禁止物
  • Cars cannot be brought on base
  • Pedestrians may enter base through the Main Gate, R Gate, and Falcon Gate
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the Base and the three parking lots (小河原湖畔駐車場、五川目駐車場、浜三沢駐車場) indicated on the map below. 
    2015 Misawa Air Show Access Map 三沢基地航空祭 アクセス 地図
  • Shuttle bus fares:
    Adults (High School Students & older): 1000yen round trip
    Elementary-Junior High School Students: 500yen round trip

Misawa Base 三沢基地

More Information:
Misawa Tourist Association (Japanese):
Misawa Air Base Japan Air Self Defense Force Official Website (Japanese):

2015 Oma Tuna Day & Super Tuna Festival

2015 Oma's "Sunday is Tuna Day"
日曜日はマグロだDay (nichiyoubi wa maguro da day)

Oma is renowned throughout Japan for its high quality and bluefin tuna.  The world's most expensive tuna (sold in January 2013 at the Tsukuji Fish Market auction for 155.4 million yen, or about 1.8 million US dollars) came from Oma.

On Sundays throughout September and October in Oma, you can watch tuna carving demonstrations and also purchase a meal made with the freshly carved tuna.
 Oma Sunday is Tuna Day Super Tuna Festival Flyer 大間日曜日はマグロだDay 大間超マグロ祭り チラシ
Date: September 9, 13, 20, 21, 27; October 4, 11, 18
Time: Morning Session: 9:30~; Afternoon Session: 12:15~
Location: Omakou Kyuu Reizouko Tokusetsu Kaijou (Kyuurei) 大間港旧冷蔵庫特設会場 (キュウレイ)
Admission: FREE
  • Tuna Carving Demonstration マグロ解体ショー
  • Freshly Carved Tuna & Local Product Sales 解体マグロ即売・特産品販売 
  • Freshly Carved Tuna Set Meal  解体新鮮なマグロ定食 (2300yen, limited quantities)
Special Promotion:
Guests who stay at the Oma Onsen the night before a "Sunday is Tuna Day" can receive a free tuna tasting voucher (無料試食券). See the Oma Onsen homepage (, Japanese only) for more details.

More Information:
Oma Wide Up (Japanese):
2015 Oma Super Tuna Festival
大間超マグロ祭り (Oma chou maguro matsuri)

Date: October 24-25, 2015
Time: 9:00-15:00
ocation: Omakou Kyuu Reizouko Tokusetsu Kaijou (Kyuurei) 大間港旧冷蔵庫特設会場 (キュウレイ)
Admission: FREE
  • 9:00-14:00: Tuna Carving Demonstration マグロ解体ショー
  • 9:00-15:00: Freshly Carved Tuna & Local Product Sales 解体マグロ・特産品販売
  • October 24: Oma Kitadori Soran Kai Yosakoi Dance
  • October 25: Various Performances (Rakugo by Sanyuutei Dairaku  (三遊亭大楽); Enka Song Show (桂ゆり), etc.)
More Information:
Oma Wide Up (Japanese):

Friday, 28 August 2015

2015 Towada Komakaido Marathon

20th Towada Komakaido Marathon
Towada Komakaido Marathon Flyer 第20回とわだ駒街道マラソン大会 パンフレット

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Location: Track & Field Track (start/finish) 陸上競技場, Kanchogai Street 官庁街通り
Divisions: Half Marathon (high school students & older); 10km; 5km; 3km; 2km
  • 7:00-8:20 Registration
  • 8:30~ Opening Ceremony
  • 9:00~ Half Marathon Start (max. 180min.)
  • 9:05~ 3km Start
  • 9:10~ 2km Start (max. 30min)
  • 9:45~ 5km Start
  • 9:55~ 10km Start 
Entry Fees:
  • 3500yen Half Marathon
  • 2500yen 10km
  • 2000yen 2km, 3km, 5km (19 or older)
  • 1000yen 2km, 3km, 5km (18 or younger) 
Registration Methods:

Japan Post Money Transfer
Run Net
Sports Entry
(Weekdays 10:00-17:30)
Use Form included in Pamphlet*
Service & Handling Fees
205yen for entry fees totaling up to 4000yen
5.15% for entry fees totaling 4001yen or more
Service Counter:  130yen
ATM: 80yen
Accepted Payment Methods
Convenience Store Payment, Credit Card
Convenience Store Payment, Credit Card, Net Bank, PayEasy
Convenience Store Payment, Credit Card
Cash, Japan Post Account Direct Withdrawal
Number of Entries Possible
Group and Individual
Group and Individual
Individual Only
Individual Only
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015

*Pamphlets available at Towada City Hall, Towadako Machi Shisho, Towada Taiiku Center (Gym)

Sample Japan Post Money Transfer Form
金額: Amount in yen (千= Thousands 百=Hundreds 十=Tens 円=Yen)
参加者氏名(振込人): Entrant Name (either Japanese (kanji or katakana) or English(?))
フリガナ: Phonetic Reading (in katakana)
性別: Gender (男= Male 女= Female)
生年月日: Birthday (T・S・H = Taisho, Showa, Heisei 年=Year (according to the Japanese calendar, e.g. S60 = 1985, H2 = 1990) 月=Month 日=Day)
現住所: Current Address (都= To (Capital Prefecture, i.e. Tokyo) 道= Do (Governorship, i.e. Hokkaido 府= Fu (Urban Prefectures, i.e. Osaka, Kyoto) 県= Ken ("Regular" Prefecture, i.e. everything else))
※アパート等の部屋番語までご記入ください: Please include the apartment, etc. room number
大会当日年齢: Age as of the day of the event
満歳: Age by the end of the year
種目記号: Division Code
Tシャツサイズ(メンズサイズ): T-Shirt Size (Men's Sizes)
自宅電話番号: Home Phone Number
勤務先電話番号: Work Phone Number
(If applicable: 所属名: Organization, e.g. school name: max of 7 characters)
(For entrants under 18 years of age: 保護者氏名: Guardian Name (印 Stamp Hanko/Seal)
参加者との続柄: Relationship to Entrant)
ご依頼人住所氏名: Applicant Address and Name

Division Codes:
Half Marathon
V1: Male, High School Student up to 39 years old
V2: Female. High School Student up to 39 years old
W1: Male, in 40s
W2: Female, in 40s
X1: Male, 50 or older
X2: Female, 50 or older

A: Male Elementary School 4th-6th Grader
B: Male Elementary School 1st-3rd Grader
C: Female Elementary School 4th-6th Grader
D: Female Elementary School 1st-3rd Grader
E: Jogging (any age/gender)

F: Male, Junior High School Student
G: Female, Junior High School Student
H: Male, High School Student or older
I: Female, High School Student or older

J: Male, Junior High School Student or older (up to 39 years old)
K: Female, Junior High School Student or older (up to 39 years old)
L: Male, 40s
M: Female, 40s
R: Male, 50 or older
S: Female, 50 or older

N: Male, Junior High School Student or older (up to 39 years old)
O: Female, Junior High School Student or older (up to 39 years old)
P: Male, 40s
Q: Female, 40s
T: Male, 50 or older
U: Female, 50 or older

Towada Track & Field Track 十和田市陸競技場

Course Map:

More Information:
The Official Portal of the City of Towada (Japanese):

Thursday, 27 August 2015

2015 Aomori 10 City Festival in Mutsu

2015 Aomori 10 City Festival in Mutsu
あおもり10市大祭典inむつ (Aomori toshi taisaiten in Mutsu)
Official Website (Japanese): 

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.

Date/Time: September 26, 2015 10:00-20:00, September 27, 2015 10:00-15:30
Location: Mutsu Shimokita Kokusetsu Dome Area むつ市しもきた克雪ドーム周辺 (map)
Admission: FREE
  • Festival Food Street (お祭り食街道)
  • 10 Cities' Tourism PR Corner (10市観光PRコーナー)
  • Nebuta/Tanabu Matsuri Float Exhibits (山車展示)
  • Shimokita Peninsula Tourism Local Produce Exhibit (下北半島観光物産展)
    Festival Performances (お祭りステージ)
  • Festival Parade (お祭りパレード)
Performance/Parade Schedule: 
(Note: Hayashi/Bayashi = festival music)
   Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • 10:00-10:25 オープニングセレモニー Opening Ceremony
  • 10:30-10:50 青森ねぶた祭囃子 Aomori Nebuta Matsuri Bayashi
  • 11:00-11:20 弘前ねぷたまつり囃子 Hirosaki Neputa Matsuri Bayashi
  • 11:30-11:50 八戸三社大祭囃子 Hachinohe Sansha Taisai Hayashi
  • 12:00-12:30 ずれやまズレ子オンステージ Zureyama Zureko On Stage (Aomori-born enka singer/songwriter)
  • 13:00-13:20 海上自衛隊大湊音楽隊 Oominato Maritime Self Defense Forces Band
  • 13:30-14:00 流し踊り競演ステージ(黒石よされ、三本木小唄流しおどり、おしまこ流し踊り) Nagashi Odori Performances (Kuroishi Yosare, Sanbongi Kouta Nagashi Odori (Towada), Oshimako Nagashi Odori (Mutsu))
  • 14:00-14:20 田名部まつり囃子 Tanabu Matsuri Bayashi (Mutsu)
  • 14:30-14:50 五所川原立佞武多囃子 Goshogawara Tachineputa Bayashi 
  • 15:00-15:20 つがる市馬ねぶた囃子 Tsugaru-shi Uma Nebuta Bayashi (Horse Nebuta)
  • 15:30-15:50 平川ねぷたまつり囃子 Hirakawa Neputa Matsuri Bayashi
  • 17:30-19:30 お祭りパレード Festival Parade
   Sunday, September 27, 2015
  • 10:00-10:20 黒石よされ 演舞 Kuroishi Yosare Performance
  • 10:30-10:50 三本木小唄流し踊り 演舞 Sanbongi Kouta Nagashi Odori Performance (Towada)
  • 11:00-11:20 三沢ミニアメリカンデー Misawa Mini American Day
  • 12:30-14:30 お祭りパレード Festival Parade
  • 15:00-15:30 フィナーレ Finale 
  • Free Parking Available at Six Parking Lots (see map)
  • Free Shuttle Bus to/from parking lots 1-3 on map
  • Shuttle Bus Times: Sep. 26: 9:00-20:00 (last bus to site at 16:00); Sep. 27: 9:00-16:00

8-8 Masagochou, Mutsu City, Aomori 035-0075

More Information: 
Aomori 10 City Festival Official Website (Japanese):
Mutsu City Homepage (Japanese):

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

2015 Rokunohe Autumn Festival

2015 Rokunohe Autumn Festival
六戸秋まつり (Rokunohe Aki Matsuri)
Date: September 3-6, 2015
Location: Inuotose Shotengai Shopping District 六戸町犬落瀬商店街 (map)
  September 3, 18:00-20:30:
  • Matsuri Hayashi (Festival Music) Competition 祭囃子競演会
  • Floats on Display 山車の展示
  • Rokunohe Hayashi Performance 六戸囃子一斉演奏
  September 4, 17:00-20:30: 
  • Evening Parade (mikoshi (portable shrine), floats, etc.) 夜間運行
  September 5, 13:30-20:30:
  • Nagashi Odori 流し踊り ロープ相撲大会
  • Rope Sumo Competition*
  • Bon Odori Competition 盆踊り大会
  September 6, 12:45-17:30:
  • Daytime Parade (mikoshi (portable shrine), floats, traditional performing arts, etc.) 夜間運行

*Rope Sumo Competitors WANTED*
Registration: September 5, 2015 17:00~(registration will close when the maximum number of participants is reached)
Entry Fee: FREE
Divisions: Elementary School Students 小学生の部(小学生以下)
Junior High School Students 中学生の部(中学生以下)
Adult (high school students and older) 一般の部(高校生以上)
Rules: Contestants tie a rope around their waist and try to pull their opponent outside of the designated area; prizes will be awarded to the winners!
Competition Start Time: 18:00

Map for September 4th Evening Parade

Map for September 6th Daytime Parade

More Information:
Rokunohe Town Official Website (Japanese):

Monday, 24 August 2015

B-1 Grand Prix in Towada

B-1 Grand Prix in Towada
10th B-1 グランプリ in 十和田

B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Flyer B-1グランプリin十和田 チラシ

Date: October 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday), 2015 
Time: 9:30-15:30
Various Locations Around Central Towada (see Venue Map for details)
B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Venue Map B-1グランプリin十和田 会場地図

(B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Official Website Access Information (Japanese))

There is no dedicated event parking at the venue, so please make use of the free shuttle buses available to/from Hachinohe (Hachinohe Portal Museum Hacchi), Misawa (Sky Plaza), Shichinohe, Rokunohe, Gonohe, and the Towadako, Towadako Machi and south areas of Towada. Buses will run to and from the various sites every 30 minutes from 8:00-16:30. (*Cautions: The first shuttle bus from Hachinohe will be from 7:30 instead of 8:00. The Yakeyama location will only have one bus each way, departing Yakeyama at 8:00am and leaving from the Kitazono Parking Lot at 16:30.*).

B-1 Staff will hand out bus boarding tickets at the various parking lots which will have the alphabet letter corresponding to the bus route printed on it. There are two bus drop-off and boarding areas, each serving different routes, so make to double-check your ticket at the boarding area for the return trip.
You can check the status of the various parking lots in real time during the event here (Japanese):
Event Parking & Shuttle Bus Stop Map
B-1 Grand Prix Event Parking & Shuttle Bus Map 臨時駐車場&シャトルバス停留所地図

Event Parking & Shuttle Bus Stop Legend
B-1 Grand Prix Event Parking & Shuttle Bus Stop Legend 臨時駐車場・シャトルバス停留所案内

Free Shuttle Bus Schedule
B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Free Shuttle Bus Schedule 1 B-1グランプリin十和田 無料シャトルバス時刻表
B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Free Shuttle Bus Schedule 2 B-1グランプリin十和田 無料シャトルバス時刻表

There are also regular buses (fare paid: JR Bus, Towada Kankou Dentetsu, and Nanbu Bus) running between to/from Towada from Hachinohe, Shichinohe-Towada, and Misawa Stations.

Hachinohe Station⇔Towada Bus Schedule
Hachinohe to Towada Bus Schedule 八戸駅から十和田市へのバス時刻表
Towada to Hachinohe Station Bus Schedule 十和田市から八戸へバス時刻表

Shichinohe-Towada Station⇔Towada Bus Schedule
Shichinohe-Towada Station to Towada Bus Schedule 七戸十和田駅から十和田市へのバス時刻表
Towada to Shichinohe-Towada Station Bus Schedule 十和田市から七戸十和田駅までのバス時刻表

Misawa Station⇔Towada Bus Schedule
Misawa Station to Towada Bus Schedule 三沢駅から十和田市へのバス時刻表
Towada to Misawa Bus Schedule 十和田市から三沢駅へのバス時刻表

Regular (Paid) Bus Information:

October 2 (Friday):
  • 16:00~ Newspaper Banner Presentation by Towada ES Students
    (Towada Civic Center Plaza Entrance Hall 市民交流プラザエントランスホール)
  • 16:15-16:30 Opening Ceremony
    (Towada Civic Center Plaza Parking Lot 市民交流プラザ駐車所)
  • 16:30-17:30 Pre-Event Parade CANCELLED
    (Towada Civic Center Plaza - Shotengai Shopping District
    & Kanchogai Street-Sumo Dohyo)
October 3 (Saturday)
  • 8:30 Food Ticket Sales Start チケット販売開始
  • 9:00 Day 1 Opening Ceremony 開会式(1日目)
  • 9:30 Food Sales/Voting Start 料理提供開始・投票開始
  • 15:30 Voting/Food Sales End 投票終了・料理提供終了
October 4 (Sunday)
  • 8:30 Food Ticket Sales Start チケット販売開始
  • 9:30 Food Sales/Voting Start 料理提供開始・投票開始
  • 14:30 Voting Ends 投票終了 
  • 15:30 Food Sales End 料理提供終了
  • 17:00 Closing Ceremony 閉会式

Admission: FREE*
(*Food tickets required for food purchases--cash will NOT be accepted at the food stalls)

Food Tickets: 
B-1 Grand Prix in Towada food ticket booklet (sample) B-1グランプリin十和田チケット見本
  • 100yen tickets sold only in 10-ticket (1000yen) books; individual tickets NOT available for sale 
  • Some food stalls may sell out or close earlier than the official ending time
  • Purchase of pre-sale tickets is recommended as day-of tickets may sell out and long line-ups for ticket purchases are expected
  • Day of tickets are available for purchase at the various venues (yellow tents).
  • Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase from August 14 (Friday) - October 2 (Friday), 2015 at various various establishments in Towada, Hachinohe, Misawa, etc. (see complete list (Japanese) here) *Note: Select locations will also be selling tickets from October 3-4, during the event
  • Unused tickets canNOT be refunded
  • Unused tickets may be used at various establishments in Towada from October 3- 31, 2015 (see complete list (Japanese) here)

  • Put your chopstick(s) into the ballot box of the group you liked best--consider the personality/performance of the group as well as the actual taste of the food.
  • Ballot boxes are located under the blue & white tents at the various venues.
  • You cannot vote for guest groups (past winners).
  • Only brown chopsticks can be used to vote. White chopsticks (from guest groups) cannot be used.
  • Even if you buy from more than one stand, please only use one set of chopsticks per day to vote.
  • Each individual chopstick can be used to vote separately, i.e. you can vote for two different groups with one chopstick each or give the pair of chopsticks to a single group.

General Notes/Cautions:
  • Please make use of the designated areas (green tents) at each venue to dispose of garbage.
  • A "breastfeeding car" (授乳カー) is available for breastfeeding and diaper changing at the Track & Field Track venue and the north side of the Chuo Park venue.
  • Please refrain from smoking in areas other than the designated smoking areas (喫煙場所).
  • If you have any questions/concerns during the event, please go to the white general information tents (総合案内).
  • Plan ahead: make a list of the foods you want to try and work out the costs in advance
  • Come with friends so you can share and try many different foods
  • Bring trays and divide and conquer! Send people out to line up for different foods and meet up later in one place to share
  • Check wait times on Facebook ( and Twitter (
    B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Wait Times on Facebook & Twitter B-1グランプリinとわだ 当日会場内行列待ち時間おしらせ
  • Bring your own drinks: there will be a drink sale (red & white) tent where you can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks using tickets and/or cash, and there also are vending machines and convenience stores around the venue, but there will probably be long line ups and things may sell out so it's easier if you bring your own
  • Bring sweets/desserts: since most of the foods are salty, you will probably be craving something sweet afterward
  • Check out Towada!: while you're in the area, take the opportunity to check out the Towada Art Center/Art Park or to check out local restaurants/bars afterward (there are over 100 different places listed in the Playing & Eating in Towada Google Map!)

List of Participating Groups Categorized by...

Food Types 
Soba (15), Udon (6), Ramen & Other Noodle Dishes (6), Rice (7), Curry Rice (2), Inarizushi (3), Grilled/Stewed Meat (9), Soups (3), Okonomiyaki & Other "Yaki" Dishes (3), Fried Foods (6), Other (2)


  1. Shotengai Shopping District
  2. Art Station Towada
  3. Track & Field Track
  4. Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park
  5. Baseball Diamond

B-1 Grand Prix in Towada: Venue Map

B-1 Grand Prix in Towada Venue Map B-1グランプリin十和田 会場地図
There will be 62 guest and participant groups spread out among 5 different locations for the B-1 Grand Prix in Towada:
Shotengai Shopping District 商店街会場
Art Station Towada アートステーショントワダ会場
Track & Field Track 陸上競技会場
Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park 中央駐車場・中央公園緑地会場
Baseball Diamond 野球場会場

Jump to Information Sorted by Food Categories:
Soba (15), Udon (6), Ramen & Other Noodle Dishes (6), Rice (7), Curry Rice (2), Inarizushi (3), Grilled/Stewed Meat (9), Soups (3), Okonomiyaki & Other "Yaki" Dishes (3), Fried Foods (6), Other (2)

Jump to Information Sorted by Groups/Region:

Shotengai Shopping District Venue Map 商店街会場地図
① Shotengai Shopping District 商店街会場
1. Fujinomiya Yakisoba 富士宮やきそば (Guest)
Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture  静岡県 富士宮市
5 tickets

2. Namie Yakisoba 浪江焼きそば (Guest)
Namie City, Futaba District Fukushima Prefecture, 福島県 双葉郡浪江町 4 tickets

3. Kofu Tori Motsuni 甲府鶏もつ煮 (Guest)
4 tickets

4. Hiruzen Yakisoba ひろぜん焼きそば (Guest)
Maniwa City, Okayama 岡山県 真庭市
4 tickets

5. Hachinohe Senbei Jiru 八戸せんべい汁 (Guest)
Hachinohe City, Aomori 青森県 八戸市
3 tickets

(Art Station Towada, Track & Field Track, Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park, Baseball Diamond)

Art Station Towada Venue Map アートステーショントワダ会場地図
② Art Station Towada アートステーショントワダ会場
6. Yokote Yakisoba 横手焼そば (Guest)
Yokote City, Akita 秋田県横手市
4 tickets

7. Towada Barayaki 十和田バラ焼き (Guest)
Towada City, Aomori 青森県 十和田市
3 tickets

(Shotengai Shopping District, Track & Field Track, Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park, Baseball Diamond)

Track & Field Track Venue Map 陸上競技会場地図
③ Track & Field Track 陸上競技会場
8. Izumo Zenzai 出雲ぜんざい
Izumo City, Shimane 島根県 出雲市
4 tickets

9. Kuji Mamebu 久慈まめぶ
Kuji City, Iwate 岩手県 久慈市
3 tickets

10. Seto Yakisoba 瀬戸焼そば
Seto City, Aichi 愛知県 瀬戸市
4 tickets

11. Imabari Yakibuta Tamago-meshi 今治焼豚玉子飯
Imabari City, Ehime 愛媛県 今治市
4 tickets

12. Ishinomaki Chaiiroi Yakisoba 石巻茶色い焼そば
Ishinomaki City, Miyagi 宮城県 石巻市
4 tickets

13. Minamiuonuma Kirizaidon 南魚沼きりざい丼
Minamiuonuma City, Niigata 新潟県 南魚沼市
4 tickets

14. Yokkaichi Tonteki四日市とんてき
Yokkaichi City, Mie 三重県 四日市市
5 tickets

15. Ina Lomen 伊那ローメン
Ina City, Nagano 長野県 伊那市
3 tickets

16. Yamagata Imoni Curry Udon 山形芋煮カレーうどん
Yamagata City, Yamagata 山形県 山形市
4 tickets

17. Joushuu Ota Yakisoba 上州太田炊きそば
Ota City, Gunma 群馬県 太田市
3 tickets

18. Takahama Torimeshi 高浜とりめし
Takahama City, Aichi 愛知県 高浜市
4 tickets

19. Tsuyama Hormone Udon 津山ホルモンうどん
Tsuyama City, Okayama 岡山県 津山市
4 tickets

20. Honjo Ham Fry 本荘ハムフライ
Yurihonjo City, Akita 秋田県 由利本荘市
4 tickets

21. Nishiizu Shio Katsuo Udon 西伊豆しおかつうどん
Nishiizu Town, Kamo District, Shizuoka 静岡県 賀茂郡西伊豆町
3 tickets

22. Komagane Sauce Katsudon 駒ヶ根ソースかつ丼
Komagane City, Nagano 長野県 駒ヶ根市
4 tickets

23. Matsusaka Tori Yakiniku 松阪鶏焼き肉
Matsusaka City, Mie 三重県 松阪市
3 tickets

24. Ichinoseki Haramiyaki いちのせきハラミ焼
Ichinoseki City, Iwate 岩手県 一関市
4 tickets

25. Omura Amakara Curry 大村あま辛カレー
Omura City, Nagasaki 長崎県 大村市
5 tickets

26. Tottori Tofu Chikuwa 鳥取とうふちくわ
Tottori City, Tottori 鳥取県 鳥取市
4 tickets

27. Ohotsk Kitami Shio Yakisoba オホーツク北見塩やきそば
Kitami City, Hokkaido 北海道 北見市
4 tickets

(Shotengai Shopping District, Art Station Towada, Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park, Baseball Diamond)

Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park Venue Map 中央駐車場・中央公園緑地会場地図
④ Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park 中央駐車場・中央公園緑地会場
28. Tsushima Tonchan 対馬とんちゃん
Tsushima City, Nagasaki 長崎県 対馬市
4 tickets

29. Fuchuyaki 府中焼き
Fuchu City, Hiroshima 広島県 府中市
4 tickets

30. Kahoku Tsumetai Nikusoba かほく冷たい肉そば
Kahoku Town, Yamagata 山形県 西村山郡河北町
4 tickets

31. Fuji Tsuke Napolitan 富士つけナポリタン
Fuji City, Shizuoka 静岡県 富士市
3 tickets

32. Nakaminato Yakisoba 那珂湊焼そば
Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki 茨城県 ひたちなか市
4 tickets

33. Toyokawa Inarizushi 豊川いなり寿司
Toyokawa City, Aichi 愛知県 豊川市
3 tickets

34. Hita Yakisoba 日田やきそば
Hita City, Oita 大分県 日田市
4 tickets

35. Kakogawa Katsumeshi 加古川かつめし
Kakogawa City, Hyogo 兵庫県 加古川市
5 tickets

36. Tagawa Hormone 田川ホルモン
Tagawa City, Fukuoka 福岡県 田川市
4 tickets

37. Misaki Maguro Ramen 三崎まぐろラーメン
Miura City, Kanagawa 神奈川県 三浦市
4 tickets

38. Kushiro Zangi 釧路ザンギ
Kushiro City, Hokkaido 北海道 釧路市
3 tickets

39. Echizen Sakai Karami Soba 越前坂井辛み蕎麦
Sakai City, Fukui 福井県 坂井市 Fukui-ken
4 tickets

40. Kasama Inarizushi 笠間いなり寿司
Kasama City, Ibaraki 茨城県 笠間市
3 tickets

41. Saga Sicilian Rice 佐賀シシリアンライス
Saga City, Saga 佐賀県 佐賀市
4 tickets

42. Kitakami Croquette 北上クロッケ
Kitakami City, Iwate 岩手県 北上市
4 tickets

43. Obama Chanpon 小浜ちゃんぽん
Unzen City, Nagasaki 長崎県 雲仙市
4 tickets

44. Toyoma Aburafu Donburi とよま油麩丼
Toyoma City, Miyagi 宮城県 登米市
3 tickets

45. Gyouda Jerry Fry 行田ゼリーフライ
Gyouda City, Saitama 埼玉県 行田市
3 tickets

46. Fushimi Inarizushi 伏見稲荷寿司
Kyoto City, Kyoto 京都府 京都市
3 tickets

(Shotengai Shopping District, Art Station Towada, Track & Field Track, Baseball Diamond)

Baseball Diamond Venue Map 野球場会場地図
⑤ Baseball Diamond 野球場会場
47. Saiki Gomadashi Udon 佐伯ごまだしうどん
Saiki City, Oita 大分県 佐伯市
3 tickets

48. Akashi Tamagoyaki あかし玉子焼
Akashi City, Hyogo 兵庫県 明石市
4 tickets

49. Omagari Natto Jiru 大曲納豆汁
Daisen City, Akita 秋田県 大仙市
3 tickets

50. Tsu Gyoza 津ぎょうざ
Tsu City, Mie 三重県 津市
3 tickets

51. Katsuura Tantanmen 勝浦タンタンメン
Katsuura City, Chiba 千葉県 勝浦市
4 tickets

52. Tokushima Mame Tentama とくしま豆天玉
Tokushima City, Tokushima 徳島県 徳島市
3 tickets

53. Otaru Ankake Yakisoba 小樽あんかけ焼きそば
Otaru City, Hokkaido 北海道 小樽市
4 tickets

54. Kameyama Yaki-Udon 亀山みそ焼きうどん
Kameyama City, Mie 三重県 亀山市
4 tickets

55. Hamamatsu Gyoza 浜松餃子
Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka 静岡県 浜松市
3 tickets

56. Nayoro Nikomi Genghis Khan なよろ煮込みジンギスカン
Nayoro City. Hokkaido 北海道 名寄市
4 tickets

57. Okumino Curry 奥美濃カレー
Gujo City, Gifu 岐阜県 郡上市
4 tickets

58. Iwate-machi Yaki-Udon いわてまち焼きうどん
Iwate Town, Iwate 岩手県 岩手町
4 tickets

59. Susaki Nabeyaki Ramen 須崎鍋焼きラーメン
Susaki City, Kochi 高知県 須崎市
5 tickets

60. Kuroishi Tsuyu Yakisoba 黒石つゆやきそば
Kuroishi Ciy, Aomori 青森県 黒石市
4 tickets

61. Meihou Kei-chan めいほう鶏ちゃん
Gujo City, Gifu 岐阜県 郡上市
4 tickets

62. Oga no Yakisoba 男鹿のやきそば
Oga City, Akita 秋田県 男鹿市
3 tickets

(Shotengai Shopping District, Art Station Towada, Track & Field Track, Chuo Parking Lot & Chuo Park)

Friday, 21 August 2015

Aomori Traditional Performing Arts Festival 2015

Aomori Traditional Performing Arts Festival  
あおもり伝統芸能フェスティバル (Aomori Dentou Geinou Festival)
Aomori Traditional Performing Arts Festival flyer (front) あおもり伝統芸能フェスティバル チラシ(表) Aomori Traditional Performing Arts Festival flyer (back) あおもり伝統芸能フェスティバル チラシ(裏)

Date: September 5-6, 2015 
Time: Entry from 12:30, Performances from 13:00
Location: Sannai-Maruyama Site 三内丸山遺跡 (map)
Admission: FREE
  Saturday, September 5:
  • Special Guest: 春風亭小朝 SHUNPUUTEI, Koasa (Rakugo, traditional Japanese storytelling)
  • Aomori Neputa Hayashi 
  • Imabetsu Arama (dance with women and "horses")
  • Nanbu Kirita Kagura (sacred shrine song and dance)
  • Tsugaru Shamisen (three-stringed instrument)
  Sunday, September 6:
  • Hachinohe Enburi
  • Idenosato Shishi Odori (lion dance)
  • Shimokita no Noumai (dance using masks, katanaka, fans, etc.)
More Information: 
Aomori Prefectural Government website (Japanese): 

Sannai-Maruyama Site 三内丸山遺跡