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Cultural Programs in Kanagawa 2021-2022

Greeting from the Governor

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will finally be held.

In Kanagawa Prefecture, we are promoting the magnet culture (magcal) initiative that attracts people with the charm of culture and art and creates a lively atmosphere in the region. With that in mind, we have published Cultural Programs in Kanagawa 2021-2022.

In order to support the improvement of pre-symptomatic disease and the realization of an inclusive society, the prefecture will utilize the power of culture and arts, such as working on a symbiotic co-creation project where all people can participate and enjoy performing arts regardless of age or disability. We aim to realize a sustainable community where each person's life shines.

This year, various cultural programs including the Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival with the theme of realizing an inclusive society will be developed together with municipalities and related organizations in the prefecture.
From traditional performing arts to the latest media art, please enjoy the wide range of Magcal's charms through this booklet.

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Page 4-5 Tokyo 2020
Page 6-7 Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival
Pages 8-15 SPECIAL CONTENTS
Pages 16-31 SEASON CONTENTS


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Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
1. Sailing Enoshima Yacht Harbor Men's Women's Mixed Sunday 25th July to Wednesday 4th August 2021
2 Football International Stadium Yokohama Men Thursday 22 July to Saturday 7 August 2021 Women Wednesday 21 July to Friday 6 August 2021
3 Baseball Softball Yokohama Stadium Baseball Wednesday 28 July - Saturday 7 August 2021 Softball Wednesday 21 July - Tuesday 27 July 2021
4 Cycling Road Route 413, etc. Male Saturday, July 24, 2021 Female Sunday, July 25, 2021 Course from start Musashino no Mori Park (Tokyo) to goal Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka Prefecture)
 
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay running on public roads and the Tokyo 2020 Live Site on June 11.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Kanagawa route
Day 1 Monday, June 28, 2021 Hakone Town Isehara City Odawara City Oiso Town Hiratsuka City Chigasaki City Fujisawa City
Day 2 Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Miura City Yokosuka City Kamakura City Ebina City Atsugi City Sagamihara City
Day 3 Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Kawasaki City Yokohama City

Tokyo 2020 Live Site
Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City, and Fujisawa City will each co-host the Tokyo 2020 Games with the Organizing Committee to create a Tokyo 2020 Live Site where you can enjoy the same realism as the venue by broadcasting the games on a large screen, etc. carry out.

Olympic
Katase Higashihama Beach Sunday, July 25, 2021 to Thursday, August 5, 2021 Free admission for 12 days during the Olympic period
Fujisawa City Hall Main Building Sunday, July 25, 2021 to Thursday, August 5, 2021 Free admission for 12 days during the Olympic period
Osanbashi Hall Saturday, July 31, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 8 days during the Olympics Free admission

Paralympics
Odawara Castle Ruins Park Saturday, August 28, 2021 Sunday, August 29 Saturday, September 4 Sunday, September 5 Free admission for four days during the Paralympic Games
Fujisawa City Hall Main Building Saturday, September 4, 2021 Sunday, September 5 Free admission for two days during the Paralympic Games

The information provided is current as of June 2021.
For the latest information, please check the website of the Kanagawa Prefectural Olympic and Paralympic Division.https://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/x3t/tokyo2020/index.html


(6 pages)
Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival Toward the Realization of an Inclusive Society

Kaga Yakumi Raigami El Kanagawa 2021
As an official program of the Tokyo 2020 Games, together with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, leading artists in various fields of culture and art with ties to Kanagawa Prefecture will collaborate with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to present Japan's leading modernist works by Kunio Maekawa. Buildings in the Momijigaoka Cultural Zone
Dance programs, plays, media art exhibitions, etc. In addition, at the Kanagawa Prefectural Public Hall, there will be an exhibition of crafts and a shakuhachi concert.

1 Venue Momijigaoka Cultural Zone, Nishi-ku, Yokohama Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center, etc.
artist
Director of Dance Division Kaiji Moriyama
Theater Division Direction Junnosuke Tada
Haruka Fujikawa, Curator of Art Division

2 Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Hall
artist
Ceramics (Gallery) Masahiro Maeda
Shakuhachi (small hall) Kifu Mitsuhashi

Organizer Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Co-sponsored by Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, Kanagawa Prefectural Ongakudo

A new story that begins with each individual. By gathering, mingling, connecting, and coexisting the stories of people with different personalities, we will create a new story that will bring everyone together and pass it on as a legacy that will be passed on to the next generation. increase.

We have decided to switch to online distribution for this event. For details, see the special website https://kanagawa.nippon-fes-one.tokyo2020.org/


(7 pages)
Dancer Choreographer Kaiji Moriyama
Kaiji Moriyama, Kodue Hibino, and Kosuke Kawase collaborated on the Live Bone series, co-starring with prosthetic-legged dancer Koichi Ohmae, and presenting a new type of dance installation.

Dancer Kouichi Ohmae
A prosthetic dancer who lost her left leg in a traffic accident. In addition to domestic and international stages such as Kouhaku Uta Gassen and Las Vegas, he has appeared in many media such as TV, CM, radio fashion magazines.

Director Junnosuke Tada
Directed by Junnosuke Tada, this event will cross genres of theater, dance, and art, creating activities and a festive time to take the first step toward realizing a society of coexistence by meeting others, without barriers between the audience and the performers.

Shakuhachi family Kifu Mitsuhashi
There is a theory that the ancestor of the shakuhachi was in the distant ancient Orient. The first half of the performance will feature the music of old komuso, Kamigata jiuta, and contemporary music such as Toru Takemitsu.

Curator Haruka Fujikawa
Media art works that appeal to various human senses such as sight, hearing, and touch are exhibited. Create a place where each of us, including people with disabilities, can participate by making the most of their unique characteristics.

rock band salsa gum tape
A super natural rock and roll band formed in 1994 by Tetsu Kashiwa, NHK's 5th generation singing brother, with people who use welfare facilities in Kanagawa Prefecture. He has performed with Kiyoshiro Imawano, experienced the Nippon Budokan stage, and is actively working on live performances and CD releases.
Salsa gum tape homepage https://salsagumtape.tumblr.com/
Website of NPO High Tension http://hitension.org/


(8 pages)
Symbiotic co-creation business
A symbiotic co-creation project where everyone can participate and enjoy performing arts regardless of age or disability. In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, in addition to distributing dance lesson videos that seniors can enjoy at home,
We are distributing videos of performances by senior theater companies and performers with disabilities.

Society Kanagawa Charter for Living Together
1. We will cherish the lives of all people with a warm heart.
1. We will realize a local community where everyone can live in their own way.
1. We will eliminate all barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in society, as well as any prejudice and discrimination.
1. We will work together as a whole to realize this charter. October 14, 2016 Kanagawa Prefecture


(9 pages)
Kanagawa Traditional Culture Children's Seasonal Calendar
This is an initiative to rediscover the rich charm of traditional local culture that is closely related to daily life such as annual events and festivals through a variety of programs.

manners of harmony
Through Japanese dance, we will hold workshops at four locations in the prefecture where you can experience the depth and behavior of traditional Japanese culture while having fun learning Japanese manners and tastes.


(10 pages)
Blue/Yellow/Black/Green/Red Masahiro Maeda 50th Anniversary Color Landscape Exhibition
Simultaneously held Kazuhiro Shiraishi Sawako Kobayashi Kanagawa artist exhibition

Schedule Tuesday 10th August to Sunday 22nd August 2021
Venue Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery

Masahiro Maeda, who won the 68th Kanagawa Culture Award in 2019, is a ceramic artist who has been based in Yokohama for more than half a century and has been a leader in the modern craft world. The works created by carefully repeating the coloring work of painting the porcelain base with rich colors are gorgeous, yet delicate and profound.
Known as the one and only Masahiro Maeda style, it has received high acclaim both at home and abroad. Masahiro Maeda's works will be exhibited at the Kanagawa Prefectural Kenmin Hall Gallery, and a talk show will be held with Danchu Editor-in-Chief Kousei Ueno as a speaker during the exhibition.

We have decided to switch to online distribution for this event. For details, see the special website https://kanagawa.nippon-fes-one.tokyo2020.org/


(11 pages)
Japanese traditional performing art Noh and western traditional culture opera fusion performance quiet, love and death
Date Saturday, August 7, 2021
Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Hall

At the Kanagawa Prefectural Kenmin Hall, we will hold a performance that fuses the Noh Benkei with the theme of the Kamakura period, the opera Shizuka and Yoshitsune. The half-life of Shizuka Gozen and his love for Yoshitsune are presented through traditional performing arts, Western culture, songs, music, and drama.
The opera is a digest performance of carefully selected famous scenes by four singers, and even beginners of Noh and opera can enjoy it. At a later date, we will release a video recording of the performance both domestically and internationally.

We have decided to switch to live streaming for this performance. For details, see the special website https://special2108.kanaphil.or.jp/


(12 pages)
horseback archery
Yabusame is a traditional Japanese ritual in which arrows are shot from a galloping horse to pray for peace, a bountiful harvest, and good health for all people. Since Minamoto no Yoritomo encouraged it, it flourished during the Kamakura period. It is still preserved in shrines and organizations in various places, and has a long history of over 800 years.

Kamakura Noh Stage
Founded in 1970 with the aim of promoting and disseminating traditional Japanese Noh theater (UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage). Regular performances of Noh are held, and subtitles in modern languages (Japanese and English) are displayed on three monitors.
In addition to holding Noh experience classes for foreigners and children, and exhibiting it as a Noh museum, it can also be used as a rental stage.


(13 pages)
Hakone marquetry
Hakone marquetry is a woodwork product from the Odawara and Hakone regions that was born in the late Edo period by combining the colorful tree species of the Hakone mountain range with traditional woodworking techniques from the Heian period. It was certified as a traditional craft in 1984.

Odawara lacquerware
The origin of Odawara lacquerware is about 500 years ago. It started with applying lacquer to a wooden vessel. It is a lacquerware that makes use of the beautiful grain of natural wood by combining techniques such as rubbing raw lacquer over and over and Kijiro-nuri. It was certified as a traditional craft in 1984.

Kamakura carving
Around the time when many temples were built in Kamakura, Buddhist altar fittings and utensils with tsuishu and tsuikoku lacquer carvings, which were carved in multiple layers of lacquer, were introduced from the sect along with the culture of the Zen sect. Kamakura-bori is considered to be a lacquer-coated wood carving craft that Kamakura Buddhist sculptors used their own Buddhist techniques to imitate them.
It was certified as a traditional craft in 1979.


(14 pages)
Kanagawari Classics Project in Odawara
The Kanagawari Classics Project redistributes the traditional culture associated with the prefecture to people inside and outside the prefecture as a culture and art that lives up to the present day through new ideas and ways of fascination. In 2021, performances and video screenings about folk performing arts will be held at the Odawara Sannomaru Hall,
We will hold a folk performing arts festival such as hands-on workshops and exhibitions.


(15 pages)
martial arts festival 2020
bushido is here
Kanagawa, the place where the samurai government was established, is a place related to Bushido. Through demonstrations of martial arts, which is one of the cultures recognized by the world, we will disseminate it to people, youths and children around the world. It will be held as an official program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


(16 pages)
Kawasaki Municipal Japanese Folk House Garden
This is one of Japan's leading open-air museums of old folk houses, with 25 buildings relocated and exhibited, mainly old folk houses from the Edo period. Folklore materials are displayed inside the relocated building, and you can experience the lifestyle and atmosphere of the people at the time the building was built.
The indigo dyeing workshop in the park is also popular.

Kawasaki Ukiyo-e Gallery Saito Fumio Collection
Opened in December 2019, this ukiyo-e art museum displays a rich collection including rare works from the public interest incorporated foundation Kawasaki Sunago no Sato Museum, as well as works related to the local Kawasaki and Kanagawa families.


(17 pages)
Kawasaki Daishi Firewood Noh
Kawasaki Daishi Takigi Noh, where you can appreciate Noh performances by first-class Noh actors in a prestigious venue, is a historical and venerable business that has been loved by many people since it began in 1974. Since it is an outdoor performance, there is a sense of openness and there is no formality, so foreigners and beginners can also enjoy it.


(page 18)
Big Kite Festival
Zama Kite Flying is a traditional event with a history of more than 200 years, which began as an event to celebrate Boys' Festival from 1804 to 1830 during the Bunka and Bunsei eras of the late Edo period. The large kite (about 13 meters square) weighs about 1 ton and is lifted into the sky by more than 100 pullers.

Hayama Arts Festival
The Hayama Town Cultural Festival is an art festival held every year in the autumn when art is in full swing, with presentations by 17 groups affiliated with the Hayama Town Cultural Association, painting exhibitions by elementary and junior high school students in the town, and an exhibition of works by the sister city Kusatsu Town Cultural Association.
In addition, the Hayama Art Festival is a community-based resident art project held every spring with the participation of artists and craft enthusiasts living in the Shonan area, mainly in Hayama Town.

Bamboo lantern evening
At Itsukushima Wetlands Park, which is centered around Itsukushima Shrine, which is popularly known as Benten-san, bamboo lanterns are lined up and lit to enjoy the profound atmosphere.
Inside the venue, the flickering fire and the scenery reflected on the surface of the water create a magical atmosphere that attracts visitors.


(page 19)
Dance Dance Dance at Yokohama 2021
Japan's largest dance festival held once every three years
All genres of dance gather in Yokohama, including a fantastic outdoor stage that unfolds against the backdrop of Yokohama Port, performances by top artists, workshops for children to learn from professionals, and participatory stages that can be enjoyed in the city.


(20 pages)
Mimasu Lion Dance
Sanmasu Shishimai is said to have started in the middle of the Edo period. A performance is performed at the Yasaka Shrine Festival in the Suwa Shrine precincts, and the three lions are joined by Tengu and Bamba (grandmother's mask) as dancers, and are composed of Sasara, flute blowers, singers, and flag bearers.

Kanagawa Yamato Awa Dance
Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori, where gongs and drums resound on summer nights. A total of about 60 ren from inside and outside the prefecture, mainly from the local area, will participate and perform harmoniously. Also, prior to the main tournament, at the main hall of Yamato City Cultural Creation Center Sirius,
We will hold Zomeki Yamato where you can enjoy the stage production of light and shadow. 2021 Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori has been postponed to November, and Zomeki Yamato has been cancelled.

Sagamihara Firewood Noh
The purpose of this event is to establish the traditional performing art of Noh, which is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, in Sagamihara and to improve the culture of Sagamihara City. You can casually appreciate Nohgaku. At the performance in August 2021, Sagamihara City Resident Country Designation / Important Intangible Cultural Property Comprehensive Designation Certification
Noh actor Takao Matsuyama will perform Aoi no ue.


(21 pages)
Matsuda Town Daimyo Procession
The Matsuda Daimyo procession at the Matsuda Tourism Festival. Guys with bows, sakibako, hair spears, and large bird hair tools parade through the town with chants such as Enyat Makase and Yoi Yoiya Sasasa. There is also a gun corps, a long spear corps, chief retainers, loins, and attendant samurai.
Junior high school students and elementary school students also parade together, and it is gaining popularity year by year.

Ashigara Kintaro Festival
The Ashigara Kintaro Festival begins with a water-taking ceremony at the Yuhi-no-Taki Waterfall, where Kintaro is said to have bathed in his first bath.

Oi Yosakoi Gourd Festival
The biggest summer festival in Oimachi. A junior and kids dance festival for high school students and younger is held from noon, and dances of various genres such as hip-hop, jazz dance, and yosakoi are performed.
In the main Yosakoi dance contest, many teams from inside and outside the town participate, and the dancers dance splendidly to the light Yosakoi music.


(page 22)
Kamakura Hase lights
This is a light-up event where the Hase/Gokurakuji area is enveloped in beautiful lights and you can feel the beautiful culture and history of Kamakura. The warm light gently welcomes visitors. Special visits and events will be held during the exhibition period.

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival
The Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival is famous nationwide. It is held mainly in the shopping district at the north exit of the station, and the sight of large and small decorations over 10 meters and decorations with moving puppets is a masterpiece. Gorgeous parades with citizen participation, gourmet events with stalls by local restaurants, etc.
It is full of various events and is crowded with many people.


(page 23)
blue dragon festival
Male and female dragons pray for rain from the Tenpo era of the Edo period to 1929. In the current Seiryu Festival, the rain-making dragon is restored, and while the Seiryu drum is repeatedly beaten, male and female dragons measuring 15 meters in length solemnly descend (Koryu-no-gi) and parade around the venue (Seiryu-no-togyo).
Finally, the highlight of the festival is the ceremony of the rising dragon (Shoryu-no-gi), in which a dragon with a prayer card entrusted with a wish on it is set on fire with fireworks.

Chigasaki 1964 in person
A period of high economic growth when people's lives and work styles changed. A large housing complex was completed in Chigasaki City, and the population increased. Industrial facilities were built, and urbanization progressed. In this exhibition, materials and episodes from the time of 1964 will be used to consider the connection with us living in the present age.

Ebina Promenade Concert Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Municipal Enforcement Circle of Smiles Connected by Music Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter
The Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra's orchestra concerts are held annually in Ebina City, Zama City, and Ayase City in order to provide opportunities for a wider range of generations to come into contact with first-class culture and art.
Ebina City will hold concerts four times a year to commemorate its 50th anniversary.


(24 pages)
Kifune Festival
Kifune Festival is a nationally designated important intangible folk cultural property and is said to be one of the three major festivals in Japan. This festival, which has been held every year for about 300 years, is a traditional festival in the splendor of the sea to pray for good catches and good health.

Manazuru Town Stone Sculpture Festival
Using Honkomatsu stone produced in Manazuru Town as a material, stone carving art works created by 11 well-known contemporary artists and up-and-coming young artists will be installed scattered around the town. Held a stone sculpture festival that combines the charm of stone and art, not only the culture of wood and paper,
We will disseminate the charm of stone culture in Japan both domestically and internationally.


(25 pages)
Zushi Art Festival 2021
Held every year since 2013. An event that aims to make people feel the charm of living in Zushi through art, making use of the human resources and experiences that have been accumulated so far. We will develop art born from the town of Zushi, such as exhibitions and performances by artists with ties to Zushi.


(26 pages)
Ninomiya Folk Performing Arts Gathering
In Ninomiya Town, there are 16 folk performing arts groups such as lion dances, festival music, and gagaku played at shrine festivals that have been handed down by the residents themselves as performers.
At the Ninomiya Town Folk Performing Arts Gathering, held every autumn, they come together and showcase their daily accomplishments, and you can enjoy the heart-pounding sounds of drums and flutes, as well as solemn Japanese ancient music.

Samukawa Cultural Festival
The Samukawa Cultural Festival is a cultural and arts festival in which cultural organizations in the town hold stage presentations, exhibitions, practical training, and competitions. The school festival will be held for 37 days from the first Saturday in October. You can enjoy various cultural arts for each group.

Ayase Culture and Arts Festival
Every autumn, 13 divisions of various genres are held over a period of three months to create opportunities for citizens to present and appreciate cultural and artistic activities. There is also a corner where participants can experience. Why don't you go to taste various genres of culture and art?

51st Hadano City Exhibition
Every fall, the Hadano City Exhibition is held as a place to promote the culture and arts of the citizens and present the results of their daily creative activities. In 2020, we celebrated the 50th milestone. You can enjoy the masterpieces of citizen artists.


(page 27)
Atsugi Citizen Arts and Culture Festival
An event that provides citizens with opportunities to appreciate and present diverse cultural arts. During the period, including the Citizen's Cultural Festival (exhibition of works and stage presentations), Citizen's Arts Festival (chorus and musicals with citizen participation), Atsugi Aozora Art Exhibition - Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition - (Outdoor exhibition of works),
Four events of the Atsugi Music Festival (development and development of young artists) will be held.

Hakone daimyo procession
The daimyo procession, which is held on November 3rd every year on Culture Day, is a glittering procession of about 170 people, including the daimyo basket, the gun corps, and the back maid, with a loud shout of "Shimo ni, shita ni" at the head of Yumoto. This is a one-time picture scroll that colors the autumn of Hakone, parading through the hot spring town of Hakone.

Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade
The Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade is the biggest autumn event in Yokosuka City. Mikoshi (portable shrines) and floats gathered from various parts of the city parade down Yokosuka Chuo Boulevard, and then parade down Clement Street inside the U.S. Navy Yokosuka Base. It is an event unique to Yokosuka that combines an American atmosphere with traditional Japanese events.


(28 pages)

Oyama Afuri Shrine Fire Festival Takigi Noh
Oyama Noh is a sacred performing art with a history of over 300 years. The traditional culture of Mt. Daisen, which has continued since the Edo period, has been revived as the Fire Festival Takigi Noh with the cooperation of people inside and outside Isehara City, and is currently inherited by the Daisen Noh Theater Preservation Society. This year, as part of the Japan Cultural Expo project promoted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, it is being designed so that beginners of Noh and foreigners can enjoy it.

Oyamaafuri Shrine
Oyama Afuri Shrine is a shrine that protects the Kanto region and has attracted people's faith for a long time. Oyama Pilgrimage has been designated as a Japan Heritage site as a place of worship and recreation for the common people of Edo. From the top of the mountain where the head office is located, you can see a magnificent view below.


(page 29)
The 24th Fujisawa Civic Opera G. Verdi Nabucco All 4 Acts
This year's Fujisawa Civic Opera will present Verdi Nabucco, which is said to be a masterpiece of choral opera. It is a must-listen when riding on the golden wings, my feelings, go to the famous song that is still sung in Italy. Don't miss the co-starring of Fujisawa's gorgeous soloists and citizen groups.


(30 pages)
Chakkirako
Hanagure, Nakazaki district of Misaki, Miura City, during the Lunar New Year. About 20 girls, dressed in festive clothes, hold props called chakkirako (a bamboo bamboo) and a fan in their hands, and dance to the ondotori song. After dedicating it to Hongu, Misaki's guardian deity, and Kainan Shrine, people pray for the safety of their families and prosperous business at inns, restaurants, and fish wholesalers.
In September 2009, it was listed on the list of representatives of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage.

Seto Yashiki Doll Festival in Kaisei Town
Seto Yashiki is a 300-year-old private house built in the Edo period. Traditional Japanese events and events are held in the old private house built in the rural scenery. The Kaisei-cho Seto Yashiki Hinamatsuri displays more than 7,000 hand-made hanging hina dolls from the Kyouhobinaya Yashiki collection. The 2.4-meter-tall large crane chicks are also a highlight.

Sagicho of Oiso
An event centered on the fire festival held on the Oiso Kitahama coast. On the morning of the day, 9 campsites piled up in cones with Okariya kadomatsu etc. are set up on the beach and set on fire after sunset. Around the time the site burns up, young people who have entered the sea and people on the land side hold an event called Yanna Gokko, which is similar to net pulling, to commemorate a bountiful catch.


(31 pages)
Umebayashi Kyogen
You don't know much about Kyogen, and don't you think it's difficult? Kyogen is a dialogue play characterized by laughter, and it expresses everything with words and gestures without using large-scale stage equipment. Kyogen performers who are active all over Japan will perform for one day only during the plum blossom season.
Please try to experience Kyogen, which can be said to be the root of Japanese comedy.

Yamakita Dosojin Festival
Dosojin is said to be the god of children, the god who prevents disasters such as epidemics, and the god of guidance. Every year, after the departure ceremony is held in front of Yamakita Station, six gorgeous flower carts and three portable shrines parade around Yamakita Station.
When you return to Yamakita Station around 5:00 pm, the flower carts are lit up, and you can enjoy a different view from the daytime. At the farewell ceremony, the festival will conclude with a performance of Kawamura Hayashi, a cultural property designated by the town.

Odawara Plum Festival
You can enjoy plum viewing for about a month from early February at the Odawara Castle Ruins, which is a famous place for plum blossoms, and the Soga Bairin, where about 35,000 cherry blossoms are in full bloom, overlooking the sacred Mt. Fuji. There are many historical sites in the Soga area, and we recommend going around the city to think about history while enjoying the cherry blossoms.

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