April 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

April 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Iizaka Music FestivalName: Iizaka Onsen Music Festival

Area: Iizaka Onsen, Fukushima City

Date: Saturday, April 1st

Address: Iizaka Onsen Station: 〒960-0201 福島県福島市飯坂町字十綱下28 (Fukushima-ken Fukushima-shi Iizaka-cho Ji-totsunashita)

Details: A music festival in the Iizaka Onsen area of Fukushima City on April 1st. 34 bands over 6 stages, all within walking distance of Iizaka Onsen Station. Advance tickets are 4000 yen, or 4500 yen on the day (and includes two tickets for local onsens that can be used any time in April).

Website: https://www.facebook.com/otoyoi2013/photos/a.513942125314389.106356.480169225358346/1789297837778805/?type=3&theater

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Nihonmatsu HanamiName: Nihonmatsu Cherry Blossom Viewing

Area: Nihonmatsu City

Date: Saturday, April 8th

Address: Nihonmatsu Castle Park: 〒964-0904 福島 県 二本松 市 郭 内 3 丁目 2 (Fukushima-ken Nihonmatsu-shi Kaku-uchi 3-chome 2)

Details: Nihonmatsu is hosting a hanami at the castle park on April 8th. It’s a fun day, and it’s walkable from the station. Please do come join us if you have time! It starts from 12 ish and runs until 5, there is also parking at the castle!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2245650064/permalink/10158381694675065/

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March 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

March 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Tsutsuko-hiki FestivalName: Tsutsuko-hiki Festival

Area: Date city

Date: March 5th (Sunday)

Address: Ikutsushima Shrine: 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0588

Details: This massive tug-of-war contest is held every year in Date city. Three different teams compete to pull a giant bag of steamed glutinous rice weighing 800 kilograms. The festival is to pray for good harvests, business, and health for the coming year, and is also said to be one of the top 10 festivals in Fukushima prefecture.

Website: http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/event/event_disp.php?id=3966&year=2017&mon=3&day=0&area=&keyword=

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Fukushima Heart ProjectName: Happy and Thanks Heart Project

Area: Fukushima City

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

Address: Fukushima city parks

Details: The Happy and Thanks Heart Project consists of illuminations, a stage show, and a market. The illuminations will be located at various well-known places around the city and will be up until March 12th. The stage show will feature performances to celebrate the progress that has been made since the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and the market will benefit the recovery efforts for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, as well as the earthquake that hit Kumamoto prefecture last year.

Website: http://www.tif.ne.jp/jp/event/event_disp.php?id=4012&year=2017&mon=3&day=0&area=&keyword=

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