Saturday, 30 July 2016

Nanbu Summer Festivals 2016

Nanbu Summer Festivals 2016
南部まつり・南部町サブカルフェスタ・なんぶサマーフェスティバル

(Nanbu Matsuri / Nanbu-cho Sub Cul Festa / Nanbu Summer Festival)

Three summer festivals on the same day! The Nanbu Festival features traditional events such as nagashi odori dance, kagura, and chigo gyouretsu & daimyo gyouretsu samurai parades, mikoshi portable shrine carrying, and dashi floats. The Nanbu Sub Cul(ture) Festa is a cosplay event, and the Nanbu Summer Festival features live music and evening fireworks!

Nanbu Festival Matsuri 南部まつり Nanbu-cho Sub Cul(ture) Festa 南部町サブカルフェスタ Nanbu Summer Festival Music Festival なんぶサマーフェスティバル音楽祭 Nanbu Summer Festival Fireworks なんぶサマーフェスティバル花火
(Photo Source: Nanbu Town Website (1)(2))

Date: Thursday August 11, 2016 (Mountain Day Holiday)
Time: 11:00-21:00
Admission: Free

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Shichinohe Summer Festival 2016

Shichinohe Summer Festival
第10回しちのへ夏まつり
(Shichinohe Natsu Matsuri)

Enjoy various music, dance, and other performances, as well as evening fireworks!



Date: Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time: 10:30~
Admission: Free
Location: Shichinohe Central Park 七戸中央公園 (map)

Yokohama Town Summer Festival & Fireworks Display 2016

Yokohama Town Summer Festival & Fireworks Display 2016
横浜町ふるさとのまつり夏祭 第26回花火大会

(Yokohama Furusato no Matsuri Natsu Matsuri Hanabi Taikai)

Enjoy a summer festival with imoni meat and potato soup, fish catching, and fireworks!

Yokohama Town Summer Festival Fireworks Display 横浜町ふるさとのまつり夏祭 花火大会 Yokohama Furusato no Matsuri Natsu Matsuri Hanabi Taikai
(Photo Source: aptinet)

Date: Sunday August 14, 2016
Time: 11:30~
Admission: Free (some paid events)
Location: Various (Mihono Park, Town Office, Fishing Harbor)
(In the event of rain, most events will be held at Yokohama Town Training Center (map))

Tohoku Techno Music Festival 2016

Tohoku Techno Music Festival 2016
音夜祭2016
(Onyasai)
Website (Japanese): http://kamitosan9kon.jimdo.com/onyasai/音夜祭2016/

Tohoku Techno Music Festival 2016 poster 平成28年 音夜祭2016 東北町 Onyasai

Date: Saturday August 20, 2016
Time: 14:00~ (Venue opens at 12:00)
Admission: Advance: 2000yen; At Door: 2500yen (incl 1 drink)
Location: Shimizume Dam Auto Camp, Tohoku Town 清水目ダムオートキャンプ場 (map)

Art Station Towada Beer Garden 2016

Art Station Towada Beer Garden 2016 ASTビアガーデン

Enjoy an outdoor beer garden in central Towada!


Date: August 2-4, 2016
Time: 17:30-20:30 (20:00 last order)
Location: Art Station Towada Parking Lot アートステーショントワダ駐車場 (map)
Admission: 2000yen (advance ticket)
(incl. 2 original drinking snack tickets & 2 drink tickets (545ml Draft Beer/Shochu/Sour, 300ml Sake, or Non-Alcohol Beer ))

Monday, 25 July 2016

Inaoi River Lantern Floating 2016

Inaoi River Lantern Floating 2016
稲生川灯ろう流し
(Inaoigawa Tourou Nagashi)

During the Bon Festival period in Japan, people return to their family homes to pay their respects at family altars/graves. It is believed that ancestors/deceased relatives return to "visit" during this period. Tourou Nagashi (floating lanterns down rivers) is a common event toward the end of the Bon Festival period. The lanterns are believed to help guide the souls of ancestors back to the after life/spirit world. People often write wishes on the lanterns.

Inaoi River Lantern Floating 2016 flyer front 平成28年稲生川灯ろう流し チラシ表 Inaoigawa Tourou Nagashi Towada City 十和田市 Inaoi River Lantern Floating 2016 flyer back 平成28年稲生川灯ろう流し チラシ裏 Inaoigawa Tourou Nagashi Towada City 十和田市

Date: Tuesday August 16, 2016
Time: 19:00-19:45
Location: Inaoi River 1st West Bridge 稲生川第一西裏橋 (map)
Admission: Free
(Lanterns available for purchase, but homemade lanterns (less than 1m in size) are welcome!)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Niji Rock Fes 2016

Niji Rock Fes 2016
虹の湖ロックフェスティバル2016
(Nijinoko Rock Festival)
Website (Japanese): http://www.nijirockfes.jp/
An outdoor summer rock festival by Nijino Lake with over 20 artists performing!

Niji Rock Fes 2016 poster 平成28年 虹の湖ロックフェスティバル ポスター 黒石市 Kuroishi Nijinoko Rock Festival

Date: Sunday August 21, 2016 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 10:00~
Admission: Free
Location: Michi no Eki "Nijinoko Park" 道の駅「虹の湖公園」(map)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Gonohe Summer Festival 2016

Gonohe Summer Festival 2016
ごのへ夏まつり
(Gonohe Natsu Matsuri)

Enjoy special guest performances and night time fireworks!

Gonohe Summer Festival 2016 poster 平成28年ごのへ夏まつり ポスター Natsu Matsuri

Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
Time: 15:30~
Admission: Free
Location: Hibarino Park ひばり野公園 (map)
Events/Attractions:
  • 15:30~21:00 Food Stalls, etc.
  • 15:30 Opening
  • 16:00 "Iris River"(?) Local Band Live Performance
  • 17:00 Ringo Musume & Gonohe Mascot Character "Baoru-kun & Mirai-chan" Performance
  • 18:00 Comedy Live Guests Atsugiri Jason, Sunshine Ikezaki, A-Masso
  • 19:30 Fireworks Display

Itayanagi Apple Lantern Festival & Fireworks Display 2016

Itayanagi Apple Lantern Festival & Fireworks Display 2016
2016 いたやなぎ りんご灯まつり & 花火大会

(Itayanagi Ringo Hi Matsuri & Hanabi Taikai)

A festival praying for an abundant harvest for the year. Events include parades with Neputa floats, "ringo yamakasa" (りんご山笠, a giant pyramid of apple-shaped lanterns), and a fireworks display.

Itayanagi Apple Lantern Festival & Fireworks Display 2016 poster 平成28年 いたやなぎ りんご灯まつり & 花火大会 ポスター

Date: August 9-11, 2016
Admission: Free
Location: Itayanagi Town Office Parking Lot 板柳町役場前駐車場 (map)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2016

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2016
黒石ねぷた祭り
(Kuroishi Neputa Matsuri)

Two days with parades of about sixty fan-shaped Neputa floats! (The other days of the festival, the floats go around their respective local areas.)

Kuroishi Neputa Festival 2016 poster 平成28年 黒石ねぷた祭り ポスター Matsuri

Date: July 30-August 5, 2016
Admission: Free
Location: Various

Ominato Nebuta Festival 2016

Ominato Nebuta Festival 2016
大湊ネブタまつり
(Ominato Nebuta Matsuri)

Nebuta floats on parade around the Ominato area in Mutsu City. (Note the different parade routes for each day.)

Ominato Nebuta Festival 2016 schedule 平成28年 大湊ネブタまつり むつ市 Mutsu City Ominato Nebuta Festival 2016 route map 平成28年 大湊ネブタまつり 合同運行コース略図及び時刻 むつ市 Mutsu City

Date: August 6-7, 2016
Admission: Free
Location: Various

Friday, 15 July 2016

Towada Summer Festival Fireworks Display 2016

Towada Summer Festival Fireworks Display 2016
平成28年度十和田市夏まつり第59回花火大会 (Towada-shi natsu matsuri hanabi taikai)

Food stalls and fireworks right in the heart of the city--great chance to wear a yukata (cotton summer kimono)!
Towada Summer Festival Fireworks Display 2016 poster 平成28年十和田夏まつろ花火大会 ポスター

Date: Sunday August 14, 2016
(Rain Date: Monday August 15, Saturday August 20)
Time: 19:00-20:30 (road closures 17:30-21:00)
Location: Kanchogai Street 官庁街通り (map)
Admission: Free

Kanchogai Street 官庁街通り
Nishinibancho (青森県十和田市西二番町)
Towada City, Aomori Prefecture 034-0082


More Information:
Yururira Towada (Japanese): http://www.towada-kankou.jp/event/event-summer.html#summer-fes

Towada Samba Carnival 2016

Towada Samba Carnival 2016 十和田サンバカーニバル
Official Website (Japanese): http://sanba-de-samba.net/

A summer event featuring a music festival (music and dance performances, etc.) and samba parade!
Towada Samba Carnival 2016 poster 十和田サンバカーニバル 平成28年 ポスター

Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
Time:
    Music Festival: 11:00-15:00
    Parade: 17:00-19:00
Location(s):
    Music Festival
  • Central Parking Lot (in front of Towada City Hall)
    十和田市役所向かい、中央駐車場 (map)
  • Parade
  • Kanchogai Street (from Towada Art Center to Central Parking Lot)
    官庁街通り(現代美術館~中央駐車場)
Admission: Free
Events/Attractions:
  • Music Festival (Song, Dance & Other Performances)
  • Tohoku Local Mascot Character Special Event
    (Over 20 groups--including out-of-prefecture groups!--will participate!)
  • Parade
  • Etc.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Kuroishi Yosare 2016

Kuroishi Yosare 2016 黒石よされ

Kuroishi Yosare is a large Bon Festival Dance event where about 3000 people parade down the streets of Kuroishi dancing Kuroishi Yosare.

Kuroishi Yosare 2016 poster 平成28年黒石よされ ポスター Kuroishi Yosare 2016 Schedule 平成28年黒石よされ スケジュール

Dates: August 15-20, 2016
Location: Kuroishi City, Various (Main Venue: Parking Lot of Kuroishi City Hall)
黒石市(メイン会場:黒石市役所駐車場) (map)

Admission: Free

Romantopia Dance Contest Star Festival in Souma 2016

Romantopia Dance Contest Star Festival in Souma 2016
第16回ロマントピア"舞"コンテスト 星まつりinそうま

(Romantopia "Mai" Contest Hoshi Matsuri in Souma)

A yosakoi dance contest where the winner is determined by attendees!

Star Festival in Souma 2016 flyer front 平成28年第16回ロマントピア Star Festival in Souma 2016 flyer back 平成28年第16回ロマントピア

Date: Sunday July 17, 2016 (Rain or Shine!)
Time: 11:00-17:00
Admission: Free
Location: Hoshi to Mori no Romantopia Souma, Hirosaki City
弘前市星 星と森のロマントピア・そうま (map)
Schedule:
  • 11:00 Event Start, Shishimai Lion Dance
  • 11:20 Tozan Bayashi Mountain Climbing Music
  • 11:40 Street Dance
      11:40 little swees
      11:50 Hirosaki University Dance Circle A.C.T.
  • 12:20 Play with "Ringo Ame Man"
  • 12:50 Opening Ceremony
  • 13:05 Romantopia Dance Contest
  • 15:10 Contest Judging
  • 15:20 Ringo Musume Special Live
  • 15:50 Contest Result Announcement & Performance by Winning Group
  • 16:20 Aomori Hanaarashi Sakuragumi Performance
  • 17:00 Event Ends


Hoshi to Mori no Romantopia Souma 弘前市 星と森のロマントピア・そうま
Sakurai-113-2 Mizukizaike (青森県弘前市水木在家桜井113−2)
Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture 036-1505


More Information:
Mt. Iwaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry Website (Japanese): http://www.aomorishokoren.or.jp/shokokai/iwakisan/hoshimaturi/in2015_1.html

Friday, 8 July 2016

Minato Oasis Ominato Sea Festa 2016

Minato Oasis Ominato Sea Festa 2016 みなとオアシス おおみなとSea Festa

A festival celebrating the bounty of the sea with scallop fishing, maguro tuna carving demonstration and more!

Minato Oasis Ominato Sea Festa 2016 flyer front 平成28年 みなとオアシス おおみなと シーフェスタ チラシ表 むつ市 Mutsu City Minato Oasis Ominato Sea Festa 2016 flyer front 平成28年 みなとオアシス おおみなと シーフェスタ チラシ表 むつ市 Mutsu City

Date: Saturday July 16, 2016
Time: 10:00-15:00
Location: Andokan, Mutsu City 北の防人大湊 安渡館 (map)
Admission: Free

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hashikami Ichigoni Festival 2016

Hashikami Ichigoni Festival 2016
第30回記念はしかみいちご煮祭り
(Hashikami Ichigo-Ni Matsuri)

Ichigoni is a local Aomori specialty soup made with fresh sea urchin and abalone. Enjoy this local treat while watching various performances, fireworks, and more!

Hashikami Ichigoni Festival Matsuri 2016 poster 平成28年第30回記念はしかみいちご煮祭り ポスター

Date: July 30-31, 2016
Time: 10:00-17:00
(July 30 Fireworks, 19:30~)
Admission: Free Location: Kominato Coast 小舟渡海岸 (map)

Tohoku Town Lake Festival 2016

Tohoku Town Lake Festival 2016
第49回東北町湖水まつり
(Tohoku-machi Kosui Matsuri)

A summer festival featuring fireworks, sports & games, and performances by Lake Ogawarako.

Tohoku Town Lake Festival 2016 poster 平成28年第49回東北町湖水まつり Tohoku-machi Kosui Matsuri

Date: July 23-24, 2016
Time: 9:00~
Admission: Free
Location:
    Ogawarako Park 小川原湖公園 (map)
    Wakasagi Park わかさぎ公園 (map)

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Misawa Ogawarako Lake Festival 2016

Misawa Ogawarako Lake Festival 2016
みさわ小川原湖 湖水まつり
(Misawa Ogawarako Kosui Matsuri)

A festival kicking off the start of summer lake season with performances, a prize draw, and more! Fun for the whole family!

Misawa Ogawarako Lake Festival 2016 poster 平成28年みさわ小川原湖湖水まつり ポスター Misawa Ogawarako Kosui Matsuri

Date: Sunday July 17, 2016
Time: 9:15~
Admission: Free
Location: Misawa City Lake Ogawara 三沢市小川原湖水浴場付近 (map)

Rokunohe Summer Festival 2016

Rokunohe Summer Festival 2016 ろくのへサマーフェスティバル

Enjoy a summer beer garden, BINGO game, stage performances and more!


Date: July 22-23, 2016
Time:
    July 22: 17:00-19:00
    July 23: 15:00-20:00
Admission: Free (some paid events)
Location: Rokunohe Gymnasium West Side Parking Lot 六戸町総合体育館 西側駐車場 (map)

Noheji Night Light Festa & Fireworks Display 2016

Noheji Night Light Festa & Fireworks Display 2016
2016のへじ常夜燈フェスタ & のへじ花火大会

(Noheji Jouyatou Festa & Noheji Hanabi Taikai)

A summer seaside festival with fireworks, performances, local cuisine & products and more!

Noheji Night Light Festa & Fireworks Display 2016 poster 平成28年のへじ常夜燈フェスタ & のへじ花火大会 ポスターJouyatou Festa Hanabi Taikai 野辺地町

Date: Sunday July 14, 2016
Time: 11:00~
Admission: Free
Location: Noheji Shiosai Park 野辺地潮騒公園 (map)

Firefly & Spring Water Festival 2016

Firefly & Spring Water Festival 2016
第27回ホタル&湧き水まつり
(Hotaru & Wakimizu Matsuri)

A festival celebrating fireflies and the clean spring water that allows them to thrive.

Date: Saturday July 9, 2016
Time: 18:00-20:45
Admission: 500yen (?)
Location: Around the Yokohama Town Fukikoshi Seikatsu Kaizen Center
横浜町 吹越生活改善センター周辺 (map)
Events/Attractions:
  • Firefly Viewing
  • Springwater Nagashi Soumen Noodles
  • Performances
  • Prize Drawing
  • Etc.

Fukikoshi Seikatsu Kaizen Center 吹越生活改善センター
567-1 Fukkoshi(青森県上北郡横浜町字吹越567-1)
Yokohama Town, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture 039-4153


More Information:
Jalan (Japanese): http://www.jalan.net/event/evt_185339/