December 2016 and January 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Date Knit FairName: Date Winter Knit Fair

Area: Date city

Date: December 2nd (Friday) – December 4th (Sunday)

Address: Hobara Gymnasium

Details: If you’re still looking for holiday presents, this fair is the place to go! You can find locally-made knit wear, as well as other locally-made goods. In conjunction with the fair, there is also a food festival, so it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon doing some holiday shopping!

Website: http://www.f-knit.jp/hp/event.html

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Fukushima IlluminationName: Hikari Shizuku Illumination

Area: Fukushima City

Date: December 2nd – January 31st

Address: Paseo Street in Fukushima City

Details: This event is one of the main illuminations in Fukushima City. 200,000 lights will illuminate Paseo Street during December and January. This illumination has occurred annually since 2007 and is a signal of the winter holidays to the people who live there.

Website: http://www.hikarinosizuku.com/

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November 2016 – The Lucky Island Events

Aizu FireworksName: Japan Fireworks Artists Association Fireworks Festival

Area: Aizu-Wakamatsu

Date: November 5th (Saturday) at 6 PM

Address: Near Nanukamachi Station

Details: Come see the first annual Japan Fireworks Artists Association fireworks festival in Aizu! The show will be set to music and will feature fireworks not often seen at fireworks shows in Japan. The gates open at 6 PM and the show starts at 6:30. Tickets are on sale through the website from October 29th.

Website: http://www.aizu.asia/

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Taimatsu AkashiName: Sukagawa Taimatsu Akashi Festival

Area: Sukagawa

Date: November 12th (Saturday)

Address: Midorikeoka Park 〒962-0867 福島県須賀川市愛宕山 (Fukushima-ken Sukagawa-shi Atagoyama)

Details: The people of Sukuagawa have been constructing their taimatsu (giant straw figures) for weeks in preparation for this event. Come watch these 10-meter tall figures be set aflame and burned down with the people of Sukagawa. This event draws many visitors every year and is an event not to be missed!

Website: http://www.city.sukagawa.fukushima.jp/taimatsu/

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October 2016 – The Lucky Island Events

Name: Aizu-Wakamatsu International Festival

Date: October 1st (Saturday) 10:00-3:00

Area: Aizu-Wakamatsu

Address: Tsurugajo Gymnasium, 14-51, Jotomachi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima 965-0807

Details: Every other year, the Aizu-Wakamatsu International Association puts on an International Festival. This year’s festival will feature booths from the US, UK, Canada, Malaysia, the Philippines, and many more! There will be stage performances throughout the day and food booths selling delicious treats. The festival will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Tsurugajo Gymnasium. 

Website: http://awia.jp/en/news/index.html

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Name: IizakKenka Matsuria Hachiman Festival

Date: October 1st (Saturday)

Area: Fukushima-shi

Address: Yawata-1 Iizakamachi, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture 960-0201

Details: The Iizaka Rotary Club would like to invite you to their Hachiman Festival in Iizaka on Saturday, October 1st! This will be an opportunity for foreigners to carry a mikoshi (portable shrine) through the streets of Iizaka while wearing a happi and seeing all the other beautiful floats being prepared for the Kenka Matsuri at night. Most often, those who carry mikoshi in festivals are people whose families contribute to the municipal association fund, which most foreigners do not participate in, so carrying a mikoshi is a valuable experience! Exchange students from Fukushima University will also be participating, so it is a good chance to expand horizons and meet new people!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/633305136836980/?active_tab=highlights

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