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Cultural Programs in Kanagawa 2021-2022

Cultural Programs in Kanagawa 2021-2022

Governor greetings

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

In Kanagawa Prefecture, we are promoting efforts for magnet culture (Magcal) that attracts people with the charm of culture and art and creates a lively area, and we would like to take this opportunity to widely convey the charm of Kanagawa's culture and art both domestically and internationally. With that in mind, we published Cultural Programs in Kanagawa 2021-2022.

In this prefecture, in order to support the improvement of pre-illness and the realization of a symbiotic society, we will utilize the power of cultural arts, such as working on a symbiotic co-creation project where everyone can participate in performing arts and enjoy themselves regardless of age or disability. We aim to realize a sustainable community where each person's life shines.

This year, we will develop various cultural programs together with the prefecture's municipalities and related organizations, including the Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival, which has the theme of realizing a symbiotic society.
Enjoy the charm of a wide range of magcals from traditional performing arts to the latest media art through this booklet.

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Pages 4-5 Tokyo 2020
Pages 6-7 Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival
Pages 8 to 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 and Women's Mixing Sunday, July 25th to Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
2 Soccer Yokohama International Stadium Men's Thursday, July 22, 2021 Saturday, August 7, 2021 Women's Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Friday, August 6
3 Baseball Softball Yokohama Stadium Baseball Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Saturday, August 7, 2021 Softball Wednesday, July 21, 2021 to Tuesday, July 27
4 Cycling Road National Highway 413 and others Men's Saturday, July 24, 2021 Women's Sunday, July 25, 2021 Start Course from Musashinonomori Park (Tokyo) to Goal Fuji Speedway (Shizuoka Prefecture)

Based on the infection status of the new coronavirus, we decided to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay on public roads and the Tokyo 2020 live site on June 11, but we have posted the plan that was originally planned to be implemented.

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 are co-sponsored by the Organizing Committee to create a Tokyo 2020 live site where you can enjoy the same realism as the venue by broadcasting the competition with a large-scale vision in order to liven up the Tokyo 2020 Games in all Kanagawa. I will carry it out.

Olympic
Katase Higashihama Beach From Sunday, July 25, 2021 to Thursday, August 5, 2021 Free admission for 12 days during the Olympic Games
Fujisawa City Hall Main Government Building From Sunday, July 25, 2021 to Thursday, August 5, 2021 Free admission for 12 days during the Olympic Games
Osanbashi Hall 20Saturday, July 31, 2009-Saturday, August 7, 2009 Free admission for 8 days during the Olympic Games

Paralympics
Odawara Castle Ruins Park Saturday, August 28, 2021 Sunday, September 29, Saturday, September 4, Sunday, 5th Paralympic period 4 days Free admission
Fujisawa City Hall Main Government Building Saturday, September 4, 2021 Sunday, September 5, Paralympic Games Free admission for 2 days

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


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Tokyo 2020 NIPPON Festival Toward the realization of a symbiotic society

Kagayaku Miraigami El Kanagawa 2021
As an official program of the Tokyo 2020 Convention, with the theme of realizing a symbiotic society together with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, leading artists in various fields of culture and art related to Kanagawa Prefecture have worked on modernism representing Japan by Kunio Maekawa. In the group of buildings Momijigaoka Cultural Zone
Conducted dance programs, plays, media art exhibitions, etc. In addition, at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, there will be an exhibition of crafts and a shakuhachi concert.

1 Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center, etc.
Artist
Dance Division Direction Kaiji Moriyama
Theater Division Direction Junnosuke Tada
Art Division Curation Haruka Fujikawa (Kanji is eternal "Yu")

2 Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Citizen's Hall
Artist
Ceramic art (gallery) Masahiro Maeda
Shakuhachi (small hall) Kifu Mitsuhashi

Organized by Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Co-sponsored by Kanagawa Prefectural citizensHall, Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall

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


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Dancer Choreographer Kaiji Moriyama
As a collaborative live bone series by Kaiji Moriyama, Kodue Hibino, and Kosuke Kawase, in addition to co-starring with prosthetic leg dancer Mitsuichi Omae, he announced a new type of dance installation.

Dancer Mitsuichi Omae
A dancer with a prosthesis who lost his left leg in a car accident. He has appeared in many media such as TV, commercials, and radio fashion magazines as well as domestic and overseas stages such as Kouhaku Uta Gassen and Las Vegas.

Director Junnosuke Tada
Junnosuke Tada will create activities and festive times that cross the genres of theater, dance, and art, meet others, and take the first step toward the realization of a symbiotic society, without the barriers between the audience and the performers.

Shakuhachi family Kifu Mitsuhashi
There is a theory that the ancestors of the shakuhachi were distant ancient Orient. In the first half of the performance, from the music of the old Komuso to the upper ground song, to Toru Takemitsu and other contemporary music, and in the second half, in collaboration with the Greek musical instrument Buzuki, etc., the crossroads of music!

Curator Haruka Fujikawa
Exhibits media art works that work on various human senses such as sight, hearing, and touch. Create a place where you can participate by taking advantage of the characteristics of each of us, including people with disabilities.

Rock band salsa gum tape
A super-natural rock'n'roll band formed in 1994 by Tetsu Kashiwa, the elder brother of NHK's 5th generation song, with people who use welfare facilities in Kanagawa prefecture. Co-starring with Kiyoshiro Imawano and experiencing the stage of Nippon Budokan, he is energetically active in live activities and CD releases.
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Symbiotic co-creation business
A symbiotic co-creation project where everyone can participate in and enjoy performing arts, regardless of age or disability. In addition to distributing dance lesson videos that seniors can enjoy at home to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections
We distribute performance videos by senior theater companies and performers with disabilities.

Society to live together Kanagawa Charter
I cherish the lives of all with a warm heart
I. We will realize a community where everyone can live like that person.
I. We eliminate any barriers, prejudices or discrimination that prevent people with disabilities from participating in society.
I. We will work together as a citizen of the prefecture toward the realization of this charter October 14, 2016 Kanagawa Prefecture


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Kanagawa Traditional Culture Children's Saijiki
Through a variety of programs, you can rediscover the rich charm of the traditional culture of the region, which is closely related to daily life such as annual events and festivals.

Japanese manners
We will hold workshops at four locations in the prefecture to experience the depth and behavior of traditional Japanese culture while having fun learning Japanese manners and manners through Japanese dance.


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Blue / Yellow / Black / Green / Red Masahiro Maeda 50th Anniversary of Ceramics Color Landscape Exhibition
Simultaneous holding Kazuhiro Shiraishi Sawako Kobayashi Kanagawa artist exhibition

Schedule Tuesday, August 10, 2021 to August 22Sunday sunday
Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery

Masahiro Maeda, who won the 68th Kanagawa Cultural Award in 2019, is a leading ceramist in the contemporary craft industry who has been creating based in Yokohama for more than half a century. The work created by carefully repeating the color work of applying colorful paintings to the porcelain base is gorgeous yet delicate and profound.
Called the one and only Masahiro Maeda style, it has received high praise from home and abroad. The works of Masahiro Maeda will be exhibited at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery, and a talk show will be held with Kosei Ueno, Editor-in-Chief of Danchu, 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/


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Japanese traditional performing arts and Western traditional culture opera fusion performance Shizuka, love and death
Schedule Saturday, August 7, 2021
Venue Kanagawa Prefectural Citizen's Hall

At the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, we will hold a performance that combines Noh Funa Benkei, Opera Shizuka and Yoshitsune with the theme of the Kamakura period. Shizuka Gozen's half-life and love for Yoshitsune will be fascinated by traditional performing arts and Western culture, songs, music, and dramas.
Opera is a digest performance that carefully selects famous scenes by four singers, and it is a content that even beginners of Nogaku and opera can enjoy. At a later date, the video recording the performance will be sent domestically and internationally.

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


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horseback archery
Yabusame runs on horseback in prayer for Taihei Tenka, a good harvest, and a great harvest.It is a traditional Japanese ritual to shoot a Kabura-ya from Mato. It was popular during the Kamakura period because it was encouraged by Minamoto no Yoritomo. It is still preserved at shrines and organizations around the world, and has a long history of more than 800 years.

Kamakura Noh Stage
Established in 1970 with the aim of promoting and popularizing Japanese traditional cultural Nogaku (UNESCO's world intangible cultural heritage). It features a subtitle e-ability that shows the subtitles (Japanese and English) translated into modern languages on three monitors, holding a meeting to learn about regular performances.
It can be used as a rental stage as well as holding a Nogaku experience class for foreigners and children and opening it to the public as a Nogaku museum.


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Hakone parquet
Hakone parquet is a woodwork product from the Odawara / Hakone region that was born in the late Edo period by combining the rich 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 all started when I applied lacquer to a vessel that had been ground from wood. It is a lacquer ware that makes the best use of the beautiful grain of natural wood by using the technique of rubbing raw lacquer many times 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 altars and vessels were introduced from the sect to engrave layers of lacquer with Zen Buddhism culture. Kamakura-bori is considered to be a wood carving lacquer craft that Kamakura Buddhist masters began to imitate using their own Buddhist craftsmanship.
It was certified as a traditional craft in 1979.


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Kanagawari Classic Project in Odawara
In the Kanagawari Classic Project, the traditional culture related to the prefecture is retransmitted inside and outside the prefecture as a cultural art that lives in the present age with new ideas and charms. In the 3rd year of Reiwa, performances and videos related to folk entertainment will be screened at the Odawara Sannomaru Hall.
Experience workshopWe will hold folk entertainment festivals such as puppies and exhibitions.


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


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Kawasaki Municipal Japanese Folk House Garden
It is one of Japan's leading open-air museums of old folk houses, with 25 buildings relocated and exhibited, centered on old folk houses from the Edo period. Folk 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 experience at the indigo dyeing workshop in the park is also popular.

Kawasaki Ukiyoe Gallery Fumio Saito Collection
The Ukiyo-e Museum, which opened in December 2019, exhibits an abundant collection including rare works from the Isagonosato Museum in Kawasaki, as well as works related to the local Kawasaki and Kanagawa families.


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Kawasaki Daishi Takigi noh
Kawasaki Daishi Takigi noh, where you can appreciate the performances of top-class Noh performers at 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, it has a feeling of openness and is not stiff, and can be familiar to foreigners and beginners.


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Large kite festival
The large kite flying festival in Zama began as an event to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival from 1804 to 1830 during the cultural and cultural years of the late Edo period, and is a traditional event with a history of more than 200 years. A large kite (about 13 meters square) weighs about 1 ton and is lifted into the sky by more than 100 pullers.

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The Hayama Town Cultural Festival is an art festival that holds 17 groups belonging to the Hayama Town Cultural Association, an exhibition of paintings by elementary and junior high school students in the town, and an exhibition of works by the sister city Kusatsu Town Cultural Association every year in the autumn when the art is fragrant.
In addition, the Hayama Arts Festival is an art project led by local residents held every spring with the participation of artists and craft enthusiasts living in the Shonan area centering on Hayama Town.

Bamboo lantern evening
It is an event where you can enjoy the mysterious atmosphere of the Itsukushima Shissei Park, which is centered around Itsukushima Shrine, which is popular in the area as Benzaiten, with bamboo lanterns and lights.
Inside the venue, the shimmering fire and the scenery reflected on the surface of the water create a fantastic atmosphere and attract visitors.


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Dance Dance Dance at Yokohama 2021
Japan's largest dance festival once every three years
All genres of dance will be gathered in Yokohama, such as a fantastic outdoor stage with the port of Yokohama in the background, performances by top artists, workshops for children to learn from professionals, and participatory stages that can be enjoyed in the city.


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Mimase Lion Dance
Mimase lion dance, which is said to have started in the middle of the Edo period. A performance was performed at the Yasaka Shrine festival in the precincts of Suwa Shrine, and a tengu and a bamba (grandmother's face) were added as dancers to the three lions, consisting of Sasara, a whistle blower, a singer, and a flag bearer.

Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori
Kanagawa Yamato Awa Odori with kane and drums ringing on summer nights. A total of about 60 reams from inside and outside the prefecture, mainly from the local area, will participate and perform a breathtaking performance. Also, prior to this tournament, at the main hall of Sirius, the cultural creation center of Yamato City,
We will hold Zomeki Yamato where you can enjoy the stage production of light and shadow. 2021 Kanagawa Yamato Awa Dance has been postponed to November, and Zomeki Yamato has been cancelled.

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Held for the purpose of establishing traditional performing arts, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, in Sagamihara and improving the culture of Sagamihara City. You can feel free to appreciate Nogaku. At the performance in August 2021, Sagamihara City resident country designation / important intangible cultural property comprehensive designation certification
Aoi no Ue by Noh performer Takao Matsuyama will be performed.


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Matsuda Town Daimyo Procession
Matsuda-cho Daimyo procession performed at the Matsuda Tourism Festival. A man with a bow, a tip box, a hair spear, and a large bird's hair will parade through the town with shouts such as Enyat Makase and Yoiyoiyasassasa. There are also gun corps, pole weapon corps, elders, waists, and samurai.
Junior high school students and elementary school students also make a round trip together and are gaining popularity year by year.

Ashigara Kintaro Festival
The Ashigara Kintaro Festival begins with a water-removing ceremony at Yuhino Falls, which is said to have been used by Kintaro to produce hot water, and the largest Nebuta, portable shrine, and Kintaro Ondo parade in the Kanto region will enliven the festival.

Oi Yosakoi Gourd Festival
The largest summer festival in Oimachi. From noon, a junior and kids dance festival will be held for high school students and younger, and various genres of dance such as hip-hop, jazz dance, and Yosakoi will be performed.
In the main Yosakoi Dance Contest, many teams from inside and outside the town participate, and the dancers dance brilliantly with a light Yosakoi festival.


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Kamakura Hase Lights
The Hase / Gokurakuji area is surrounded by beautiful lights, and it is a light-up event where you can feel the beautiful culture and historical nature of Kamakura. The warm light gently welcomes the worshipers. Special visits and events will be held during the session.

Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival
The Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival is famous nationwide. Held mainly in the shopping district at the north exit of the station, 10 metersIt is a masterpiece to see the large and small decorations with large decorations and moving dolls. A gorgeous parade with citizen participation, a gourmet event with local restaurants, etc.
It is full of various events and is crowded with many people.


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Blue Dragon Festival
A male and female dragon begging for rain that was held from the Tenpo era of the Edo period to 1945. At the current Seiryu Festival, the dragon begging for rain is restored, and while the blue dragon drums are repeatedly hit, male and female dragons with a body length of 15 meters solemnly descend (the ceremony of the descending dragon) and parade through the venue (the transfer of the blue dragon).
Finally, the ritual of the rising dragon (the ritual of the rising dragon), in which a dragon wearing a prayer card entrusted with a wish is ignited with fireworks, is a masterpiece.

Chigasaki seen by a person 1964
A period of high economic miracle in which people's lives and working styles have changed. A large housing complex has been completed in Chigasaki City, and the population is increasing. With the construction of industrial facilities, urbanization has progressed. In this special exhibition, we will consider the connection with us living in the present age from the materials and episodes of 1964.

50th Anniversary of Municipal System Enforcement Ebina Promenade Concert A circle of smiles connected by music Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter
An orchestra concert of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, which is held every year in Ebina City, Zama City, and Ayase City, in order to provide opportunities for a wider range of generations to experience first-class cultural arts.
Ebina City will hold four concerts a year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the enforcement of the city system.


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Kibune Festival
Kibune Matsuri is an annual festival of Kibune Shrine, which is designated as a nationally designated important intangible folk cultural property and is said to be one of the three major boat festivals in Japan. Held every year for about 300 years, this festival prays for abundant fishing and disease-free illness, and has the grace of a traditional festival in the luxury of going to the sea.

Manazuru Town Stone Sculpture Festival
Using this Komatsu stone produced in Manazuru Town as a material, famous contemporary writers and up-and-coming young writers 11Stone carving art works created by the name will be scattered throughout the town. We hold a stone sculpture festival that combines the charm of stone and art, not only the culture of wood and paper, but also
We will disseminate the charm of stone culture in Japan both domestically and internationally.


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Zushi Art Festival 2021
Held every year since 2013. An event that aims to make you feel the charm of living in Zushi through art, making the best use of the human resources and experience that you have accumulated so far. We will develop art born from the town of Zushi, such as exhibitions and performances by artists related to Zushi.


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Ninomiya Town Folk Entertainment Gathering
In Ninomiya Town, there are 16 folk performing arts groups such as lion dances, matsuribayashi, and gagaku performed at shrine festivals, which are linked to the local lifestyle and climate and have been handed down by the residents as performers themselves.
At the Ninomiya-cho folk entertainment gathering, where the venue where they meet together to showcase their daily achievements is held every autumn, you can enjoy exciting drums, flute sounds, and solemn Japanese ancient music.

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

Ayase Culture and Arts Festival
Every autumn, 13 departments of various genres are held for 3 months to present the cultural and artistic activities of the citizens and create opportunities for appreciation. 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 by the three categories of art, photography, and calligraphy as a place to promote the culture and arts of the citizens and announce the results of their daily creative activities. In 2020, we reached the 50th milestone. You can enjoy the masterpieces of civilian artists.


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Atsugi Citizens' Arts and Culture Festival
An event that provides citizens with the opportunity to appreciate and present a variety of cultural arts. During the period, including the Citizen's Cultural Festival (work exhibition and stage announcement), Citizen's Art Festival (chorus and musical with the participation of citizens), Atsugi Aozora Art Exhibition-Outdoor Sculpture Art Exhibition- (Outdoor work exhibition),
Four events will be held at the Atsugi Music Festival (development and development of young artists).

Hakone Daimyo procession
The Daimyo procession, which is held on Culture Day on November 3rd every year, is a gorgeous procession of about 170 people, including the Daimyo basket, the gun corps, and the maiden, with a hair spear at the head, along with a loud shout of "below, below." It is an era picture scroll that colors the autumn of Hakone as you parade through the hot spring town of Hakone.

Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade
Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade, a major autumn event in Yokosuka City. Mikoshi and floats gathered from various parts of the city parade along Yokosuka Chuo-dori, and then parade on Clement Street in the US Navy's Yokosuka base. This is an event unique to Yokosuka that matches the American atmosphere with traditional Japanese events.


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Oyama Afuri Shrine Fire Festival Takigi noh
Oyama Noh is a Shinto ritual entertainment with a history of over 300 years. The traditional culture that has continued since the Edo period at Sacred Mountain Oyama was revived as a fire festival takigi noh with the cooperation of people inside and outside Isehara City, and is now inherited by the Oyama Nohgakusha Preservation Society. This year, as part of the Japan Expo project promoted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, we have devised ways to make it enjoyable for beginners and foreigners.

Ohyama Afuri Shrine
Ohyama Afuri Shrine, a Kanto general protection shrine that has been worshiped by people for a long time. Oyama pilgrimage is also recognized as a Japanese heritage site as a place of worship and leisure for the common people of Edo. From the top of the mountain where the head office is located, you can enjoy a magnificent view below.


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le = "color: # 20b2aa;"> The 24th Fujisawa Citizen's Opera G. Verdina Nabucco All 4 Acts
This year's Fujisawa Citizen's Opera will perform Verdi Nabucco, which is said to be a masterpiece of choral opera. Go to the famous songs that are still being sung in Italy, my thoughts, it is a must listen on the golden wings. Don't miss the co-starring of Fujisawa's gorgeous soloists and citizens' groups.


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Chakkirako
A small New Year's event in the Nakazaki area of Hanagure in Misaki, Miura City. Approximately 20 girls are dressed in kimono, holding a sensu and props called chakkirako (twill bamboo) in their hands, and dance to the song of the singer. After dedicating to the main shrine, the guardian of Misaki, and the Hainan Shrine, we pray for the safety of the family and the prosperity of business at inns, restaurants, and fish wholesalers.
In September 2009, it was listed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Representatives.

Kaisei Town Seto Mansion Hinamatsuri
A 300-year-old folk house, Seto Mansion, built in the Edo period. Old-fashioned Japanese events and events are held in old folk houses built in the countryside. The Kaisei-cho Seto Yashiki Hina Matsuri exhibits a number of Hina dolls from the Kyohobinaya Yashiki collection and more than 7,000 handmade hanging chicks. The large vine chicks with a height of 2.4 meters are also a masterpiece.

Oiso Sagicho
An event centered on the fire festival held on the Oiso Kitahama coast. On the morning of the day, nine sites with conical piles of Okariya Kadomatsu will be set up on the beach and lit after sunset. When the site burned up, young people who entered the sea and people on the land side held a netting-like event called Yannagokko to commemorate the abundant fishing.


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Umebayashi Kyogen
Don't you think it's difficult because you don't know it crazy? Kyogen is a dialogue drama featuring laughter, and expresses everything with words and gestures without using large-scale stage sets. Kyogen masters who are active in various parts of Japan will perform for one day only during the flowering season of plum blossoms.
Japanese laughterPlease experience Kyogen, which can be said to have its roots.

Yamakita Dosojin Festival
Dosojin is said to be the god of children, the god of preventing plagues and other disasters, and the god of signposts. After the departure ceremony is held in front of Yamakita Station every year, six gorgeous flower carts and three portable shrines make a round trip around Yamakita Station.
When you return to Yamakita Station around 5 pm, the flower cart will be lit and you can enjoy a different view from the daytime. At the dissolution ceremony, the festival will be closed with a performance by the town-designated cultural property Kawamura Hayashi.

Odawara Plum Festival
You can enjoy plum blossom viewing for about a month from the beginning of February at the Odawara Castle Ruins performance, which is a famous place for plum blossoms, and the Soga Plum Grove, where about 35,000 cherry trees are in full bloom overlooking the sacred mountain Fuji. There are many historic sites in the Soga area, and it is recommended to go around the city to think about history along with cherry blossom viewing.

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