July 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

July 2017 – The Lucky Island Events

Name: Fuku-ing Fabulous Drag Ball

Date: Saturday, July 1st

Area: Fukushima City

Time: 18:00

Address: Fukushima Daiyu Max Bldg., AOZ: 〒960-8051 Fukushima-ken, Fukushima-shi, Sonedachō, 1 曽根田町1−10 4F

Details: A fundraiser event aimed at raising awareness of the LGBT presence in Fukushima and Japan. Drag will be used as medium to educate and entertain. Entrance ticket is ¥1000  

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Name: ゲレンデ逆走マラソン2017 (Ski Slope Reverse Marathon)

Date: Sunday, July 2nd  

Area: Minowa ski area

Time: Registration starts at 8:30, Opening Ceremony at 10:20cd

Price: 3,300

Address: 〒969-2751 Fukushima Prefecture, Yama District, 猪苗代町横向

Details: Do you like running? How about skiing? Well now you can run up a ski slope in a reverse race. Starting point is about 1,050 m above sea level and the goal is 1,500 m


Name: BeerFes Fukushima (English Website)

Date: Friday July 14th to Sunday July 15th

Area: Fukushima City 街中広場

Time: Fri 15:00-20:00, Sat/Sun 10:00-20:00

Price: 500 per drink/ 10,000 for 21 drink set

Address: 〒960-8035 Fukushima Prefecture, Fukushima, Motomachi, 2−3

Details: Try out a variety of beers from different brewers, some crafts and some the flavors you’re used to.

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 Name: Summer Festa IN KORIYAMA 2017 Beer Festival

Date: 7/19 – 7/23

Area: Koriyama

Time: Wed – Fri 17:00~21:00 ・Sat/Sun 14:00~21:00

Price: 2000 in advance / 2500 the day of.

Address: 〒963-8851 福島県郡山市開成1-5

Details: Koriyama’s version of Octoberfest of Germany. You can enjoy an arrange of draft beer while listening to live performances. There is classic fair open space and anyone from child to adult can enjoy.


FuJET Leaver’s Party 2017

Date: Saturday, July 22nd

Area: Tenjinhama Auto Camping Grounds

Time: 10:00

Price: Free, but we will be collecting donations for the JCN.

Address: 〒969-2271 福島県耶麻郡猪苗代町大字中小松字四百刈乙1959−2

Details: It is with a single tear that we say “see you later” to our departing JETs, but not before having a party! FuJET will provide the meat but feel free to bring dishes to share. It is BYO alcohol.

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Name: Aizu Tajima Gion Festival

Date: Saturday July 22nd – Monday July 24th

Area: Minami Aizu

Price: free

Address: 〒967-0004 福島県南会津郡南会津町田島字中町地内

Details: This is the Aizu Tajima Gion Festival having a history of 800 years. The highlight of the festival is the Nanahokai Procession held in the early morning on July 23. A total of 100 people, men in Hakama and women in Japanese wedding dress, walk to the shrine. Four big Yatai floats are carried from the evening on July 22 and 23, and Children’s Kabuki plays are performed on the floats.


Name: Soma Nomaoi

Date: 7/29 – 7/31

Area: Minamisoma

Time: 9:30

Price: 1000 per seat (?)

Address: 〒975-8686福島県南相馬市原町区本町二丁目27番地

Details: Experience a tradition that spans over 1000 years. In the Soma District of Fukushima Prefecture, which is a famous horse-breeding region, a festive event called Soma-Nomaoi has been held since ancient times. See how the locals of the area have been taming wild horses for years and experience an intense battle to capture flags falling from the air, among others.


Questions, comments, or assistance with attending upcoming events? Contact Felipe at newseditor@fujet.org!