February 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Koriyama Sake FestivalName: Koriyama Sake Festa

Area: Koriyama City

Date: February 3rd (Friday)

Address: Koriyama View Hotel, 〒963-8004 福島県郡山市中町10−10 (Fukushima-ken Koriyama-shi Nakamachi 10-10)

Details: Enjoy tasting freshly made sake from Koriyama’s 6 sake distilleries at this sake festival in Koriyama. The event runs from 6:30 PM to 8 PM on Friday, February 3rd, and costs 3500 yen per person at the door. For anyone interested in locally made sake, this is the event for you!

Website: http://www.ko-cci.or.jp/

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Kitakata Soba FestivalName: Soba Festa 2017

Area: Kitakata City

Date: February 4th (Saturday) and 5th (Sunday)

Address: Kitakata Plaza, 〒966-0094 福島県喜多方市押切二丁目1 (Fukushima-ken Kitakata-shi Oshikiri Ni-chome 1)

Details: On February 4th and 5th, visitors to Kitakata will be able to try seven different varieties of soba from all over Japan. The festival goes from 10 AM to 4 PM both days and costs 600 yen per bowl of soba.

Website: http://www.kitakata-kanko.jp/event/detail.php?id=63

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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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