Info City, English Edition
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This is an English language information program for people living in or visiting the Yatsugatake area, inviting you to join in and experience some of the interesting local events. This is Noriko from the FM Yatsugatake studio in Kobuchisawa.
19/20 August 2017
There is a huge owl in a paddy field in Takane! An artistic display using different colours of rice plants can be seen on the Route 141 opposite Takane Fire Station at the moment. Over 50 volunteers planted the three sorts of rice in May. There is a designated car parking area nearby and where you can see the picture clearly from the higher rim of the field. If you are in the area do stop and enjoy the picture! http://www.city.hokuto.yamanashi.jp/docs/2008.html
There are still some concerts left in the Suzukazesai festival season at the Kiyosato-no-Mori. A marimba concert by Tatsushi Omori on Sunday the 20th, a local choir concert on Saturday the 26th and Tsugaru shamisen and taiko performance by Nobuto Yamanaka and Komayumi-kai junior taiko drummers from Nagano on Sunday the 27th of August. All the programs will start at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The prices for the concerts varies between 1,000 yen to 2,300 yen. Senior high school students or younger children will be free of charge. Inquiries to the Kiyosato-no-Mori Office on 0551-48-3151. http://www.kiyosatonomori.co.jp/
On Saturday the 26th of August at the former Hinoharu Primary School site in Nagasaka the Weaving and Vegetable Festival is planned from 10 o'clock in the morning until 5:45. There will be a lot of activities including live music, O-Kagura (sacred music and dance of Shinto), cotton, linen and wool weaving workshops, an organic farm tour, film showings, lectures, exhibitions, as well as sales of local produce, food and drink stalls by local organisations. Inquiries to Tokunaga-san on 090-8173-6014.
On Sunday the 27th of August at St Mary's Church in Nagasaka there will be a gospel choir concert. Yoshihiro Kunitomo and the Ichikawa Gospel Choir will perform from 2 o'clock in the afternoon. It will cost 1,000 yen for an adult and is free of charge for children. Inquiries to St Mary's Church on 0551-32-2441.
There will be a four week swimming course for beginners starting on Tuesday the 5th of September from 10:30 to 11:30 in the morning at the Izumi Swimming Pool in Oizumi. Also, a four week intermediate course on Thursdays in September from 6:15 to 7:15 in the evening. It will cost 1,000 yen plus normal entrance fee. Inquiries to the Izumi Swimming Pool on 0551-42-1400
That's it for today.
I hope you will be able to enjoy some of those activities. We upload the script of this program on to our website at; www.yatsugatake.ne.jp. If you want to know more about any of these events, have any information that you would like me to introduce in the program, or have any comments please send an e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org". We are open to any ideas to improve this program to help you enjoy your life in Yatsugatake. This is Noriko from FM Yatsugatake and you've been listening to Info City English Edition.