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.
Name: Odaka Volunteer Day
Date: Saturday April 21
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.
Name: Mahoron Collection Exhibition “JOMON Wonderland”
Date: Saturday April 21 – Sunday June 17
Time: 9:30 – 17:00
Ichiridan-86 Shirasaka, Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture 961-0835
Details: Jomon Period artifacts exhibition
Name: Byakkotai Grave Festival
Date: Tuesday April 24
Time: 10:30 am
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.
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.