April The Lucky Island Events

April The Lucky Island Events

Name: ハルフェスinえきまえ2018 (Ekimae Street Spring Festival[?])

Date: Sunday April 8th

Area: Fukushima City

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Address: Ekimaedori (East Side Fukushima Station)

Machinaka hirobamae street (街なか広場前道路)

Paseo Street (パセオ通りパセナカミッセ)

Details: Welcome spring with a street festival. Over 30 different shop in three locations, selling handcrafted items as well as food, there something for everyone.

Price: Free

Website: https://tinyurl.com/y7med2bu


Name: Odaka Volunteer Day

Date: Saturday April 21

Area: Soso

Time: 8:30 am~ 4 pm

Address: Odaka Station

Details: After the 2011 disaster Odaka town in the Minami soma region was one of the most heavily affected areas, now six years later, efforts are still being made to recover and helping to allow people to return to their home. The day’s work can range from anything from cutting grass and raking, to chopping down trees. Rain or shine, volunteers from all over the prefecture and even as far as Tokyo come together once a month. If you have a free day, come join, you can even enjoy the discounted onsen after.

Price: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/113540062820838/


Name: Mahoron Collection Exhibition “JOMON Wonderland”

Date: Saturday April 21 – Sunday June 17

Area: Shirakawa

Time: 9:30 – 17:00

Address: Mahoron

Ichiridan-86 Shirasaka, Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture 961-0835

Details: Jomon Period artifacts exhibition

Price: Free

Website: http://www.mahoron.fcp.or.jp/bosyu/2018/2018_jomon_tenji.html


Name: Byakkotai Grave Festival

Date: Tuesday April 24

Area:  Aizu

Time: 10:30 am

Address: 〒965-0007福島県会津若松市飯盛1-5-1

Details: Most of us know the tale of the White Tiger Corps, samurai from the Aizu domain that commited ritual suicide on top of Iimoriyama during the Boshin War. The dance on this day serves to appease the souls of the fallen and honor them. A dance is performed by local High School students in front of the graves. The festival is about one hour long, but please arrive with plenty of time.

Price: Free

Website: https://www.aizukanko.com/event/110/


Name: Kawamata Shamo Festival at Shiki No Sato

Date: Saturday April 28 – Sunday April 29

Area: Fukushima City

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Address: Kamisaginishi-1-1 Arai, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-2156

Details: Claimed to be one of the most delicious chicken species in Japan, the Shamo festival will definitely entertain your palate and with various other performances happening throughout the day, you will surely also be content.  

Price: Free

Website: http://www.town.kawamata.lg.jp/site/kanko-event/syamomatsuri14kaisai.html

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March The Lucky Island Events

Name: Odaka Volunteer Day

Date: Saturday March 3rd

Area: Soso

Time: 8:30 am~ 4 pm

Address: Odaka Station

Details: After the 2011 disaster Odaka town in the Minami soma region was one of the most heavily affected areas, now six years later, efforts are still being made to recover and helping to allow people to return to their home. The day’s work can range from anything from cutting grass and raking, to chopping down trees. Rain or shine, volunteers from all over the prefecture and even as far as Tokyo come together once a month. If you have a free day, come join, you can even enjoy the discounted onsen after.

Price: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1067571810052568/


Name:  Spring Food Festa in Kunimi

Date:  Sunday, March 4th

Area: Kenpoku

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Address: 福島県伊達郡国見町藤田

Details: Treat your taste buds to an array of food stalls all arranged on Fujita street while also enjoying the weather and the people. There will be some comedy performances. Overall, a day of fun and delicious food.

Price: Free

Website: http://www.town.kunimi.fukushima.jp/site/kanko/1952.html


Name: Agemono Summit

Date: March 17th and 18th (Sat-Sun)

Area: Kenchu

Time:  Sat 10:00 – 17:00 (Sun until 16:00)

Address: 福島県田村郡三春町大町191

Details: Savor the taste of menchi made by 20 different stores from across the country as well as other fried food in the town which is home to one of the three oldest Sakura trees in Japan.

Price: Free

Website: http://gurumenchi.com/menchi.html


Name: Iizaka Taiko Festival

Date: Sunday March 18th

Area: Kenpoku

Time: Open at 9:00, starts at 10:00

Address: Chikuzen-27-1 Iizaka, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-0201

Details: Do you love the sound of the bachi as they pound the drums? If you do, this is the event for you. Iizaka Onsen will be having their 17th annual taiko festival which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Iizaka Hachiman Shrine Preservation Society, so it is bound to be an exciting night.

Price: 2000 yen in advanced, 2500 yen at the door. Children are 1000 yen

Website: http://www.iizaka.com/sankasuru-campaign/taiko2018/


Name: Boat Pulling Festival & Shrine Maiden Dance

Date: Wednesday March 21st

Area: Bandai

Time: From noon

Address: 〒969-3301 Fukushima Prefecture, Yama District, 磐梯町磐梯八幡4614

Details: Another rice bale pulling festival, this time located under the sight of Mt. Bandai at Bandai Shrine. In this tug of war, the two sides east and west have to battle it out and decide what is the fate of the rice crops for that year, whether the price of rice goes up or not and so forth. Then the priestesses at the shrine perform a dance which you can also enjoy.

Price: Free

Website: http://www.town.bandai.fukushima.jp/site/enichiji/2018_fune_miko.html

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February 2018 The Lucky Island Events

Name: Odaka Volunteer Day

Date: Saturday February 3rd

Area: Odaka, Minami Soma

Time: 8:30 am~ 4 pm

Address: Odaka Station

Details: After the 2011 disaster Odaka town in the Minami soma region was one of the most heavily affected areas, now six years later, efforts are still being made to recover and helping to allow people to return to their home. The day’s work can range from anything from cutting grass and raking to chopping down trees. Rain or shine, volunteers from all over the prefecture and even as far as Tokyo come together once a month. If you have a free day, come join, you can even enjoy the discounted onsen after.

Price: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2037989616438695/


Name: Koriyama Sake Festival

Date: Wednesday February 7th

Area: Koriyama

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Address: Nakamachi, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima-ken 10-10

郡山ビューホテルアネックス

Details: Enjoy the sake produced by six different local breweries and food prepared on the spot.

Price: 4000 per advanced ticket, 4500 at the door.

Website: https://www.ko-cci.or.jp/event/maturi/winter.html

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December and January The Lucky Island Events

December 2017/ January 2018 The Lucky Island Events 

Name: Emi Flamenco Academia Recital

Date: Sunday December 10th

Area: Koriyama

Time: 15:30 start time

Address: Koriyama Culture Center, Middle Hall

1-2 Tsutsumishitamachi, Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture 963-8878

Details: Enjoy the sounds of the guitars, singing and dancing performed.

Price: 2500 in advance, 2800 at the door.

Website: http://www.redstory.jp/event/flamencofes2017.html


Name: Pipe Organ Christmas Concert

Date: Sunday December 17th

Area: Fukushima

Time: 14:00

Address: Fukushima City Concert Hall

1-1 Iriecho, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-8117

Details: If you enjoy Christmas carols and Christmas altogether, come and join this beautiful concert featuring the Fukushima Third Elementary school music department.

Price: 500

Website: http://www.f-shinkoukousha.or.jp/ongakudou/?page_id=3#p-15591


Name: Yanaizu Naked Man Festival

Date: Saturday January 7th

Area: Yanaizu

Time: 20:00

Address: Enzoji Shrine

Jikemachiko-176, Yanaizu, Kawanuma District, Fukushima Prefecture 969-7201

Details: Every year, the men of Yanaizu brave the snowy, Aizu weather wearing nothing but fundoshi and compete to climb a rope and reach a bell hanging at the top. Whether you participate or just watch, it’s sure to be an interesting event you won’t want to miss!

Website: https://aizumonogatari.com/event/102.html


Name: Miharu Daruma Festival

Area: Miharu

Date: Sunday January 21st

Address: Matsuri Street

Details: On January 21st (Every year, the 3rd Sunday in January) daruma will line the streets of Miharu to bring luck for the coming year. Visitors to the festival can buy their own daruma, or just observe the different shapes and sizes of the daruma displayed along the street.

Website: http://miharukoma.com/event/104


Name: Tawara Festival

Date: Sunday January 14th

Area: Aizusaka

Time: 12:50

Address: 〒969-6543 Fukushima Kenuma-gun Aizusaka-machi character Shiji Nijiru 3650

Details: Would you like to participate in the pulling of a bale of rice and pray for future good harvest and fortune? Well you can in this festival. You can also pray to be disease free and no suffering for one year. Application deadline for participation is December 22nd. Of course, you can just go and observe.

Website: http://aizubange-kanbutsu.jp/

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