Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2012.7.1
Local Festivals in Kashiwa
This year, different areas in Kashiwa City will be holding summer festivals. Each festival has been planned out in unique ways for the people in the local area to celebrate, and to strengthen the friendships between visitors and local residents. Here are some local summer festivals being held in July and August which we think you will enjoy. Come on out to the summer festivals with your friends and family, and make some good memories this summer.
1. Oomuro Bon Festival Tug of War
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: City road in front of Oomuro Furusato Center
Events: A tug of war will be held with a thick, 20 meter-long rope, dividing east and west. Prayers will be given for a fruitful harvest and for the memorial of the spirits of the departed.
Contact: Tanaka Community Center: 04-7133－1000
2. TTC Summer Festival Kashiwa
Date and Time: Monday, July 16, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Yoshida Kinen Tennis Training Center (Hananoi)
Events: While tasting some locally made sausage, you can enjoy folk dancing and the best cheerleader performances in the world.
Cost: 2000 yen for adults, and 1000 yen for children high school age and under. (Free for children who are younger than school age.) Includes one drink and sausage.
Registration: By Saturday, July 7, please register by phone or email with the Yoshida Kinen Tennis Training Center – Phone: 7134－1600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Yoshida Kinen Tennis Training Center: 04-7134－3030、Cooperative Promotion Division: 04-7168－1033
3. Matsubacho Festival
Date and time: Saturday, August 25, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday, August 26, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Matsuba Dai-Ni Kinrin Koen (Community Park)
Events: A children’s “mikoshi” portable shrine contest, and a karaoke event will be held. An impressive display of fireworks will be set off on both days.
Contact: Matsuba Community Center: 04-7133－2200
4. Shikoda Three-Lion Dance
Date and time: Thursday, August 16, 11:00 to 11:45 am and 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Place: Saikouin Temple (Shikoda)
Events: A powerful and dignified dance to offer prayers for an abundant harvest and safety in the home which is designated as one of the prefecture’s Intangible Cultural Assets.
Contact: Culture Division: 04-7191-7414
5. Asahicho Area Fureai Evening Cool Event
Date and time: Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Asahi Higashi Sho-Gakko (Elementary School)
Events: Every year, about 3000 people come to this event. It is a lively event with Bon-Dori dancing, and food stalls and games set up by groups from the local area.
Contact: Asahicho Community Center: 04-7144－8900
6. Minami Kashiwa Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, July 21, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Sunday, July 22, 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Place: Minami Kashiwa West Exit Plaza
Events: About 50,000 people attend this festival, and this year marks its 32nd year. There will be food stall set up, and a flea market as well. A Hula Dance Festival will also be held.
Contact: Minami Kashiwa Festival Committee (Iwata): 04-7144－0281, Secretarial and Public Relations Division: 04-7167－1175
7. Hikarigaoka Music Festival & Lantern Festival
Date and time: Saturday, August 25, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday, August 26, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Lantern Festival only)
Place: Reitaku University (Reitaku Student Plaza “Hanamizuki”）
Events: A festival of sound! Lanterns painted by children will light up the summer evening. The Hikarigaoka Shop Association’s Yuru Mascot Characters “Kirara and Urara”will also make an appearance.
Contact: Hikarigaoka Cooperative Shop Association (Kasahara) 04-7175－5514, Secretarial and Public Relations Division: 04-7163－1175
8. Nanbu Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, noon to 9:00 pm and Sunday, July 15, 1:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: Nanbu Community Center Taikukan (Gymnasium) (July 14 only), Nanbu Koen (Park)
Events: Along with the powerful sounds of the Nanbu Taiko drums, the neighborhood association will be performing a traditional circle dance. The children will also put on a “Yosakoi Soran” traditional festival dance.
Contact: Nanbu Community Center: 04-7173－1000
9. Takayanagi Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Takayanagi Chu-Gakko (Junior High School)
Events: A bingo game and lottery, with chances to win fabulous prizes, and plenty of street vendors from various community groups selling delicious food.
Contact: Takayanagi Community Center: 04-7193－1110
10. Sakasai and Fujigokoro Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Fujigokoro Kinrin Center Hiroba (Community Center Plaza)
Events: The Sakasai Shopping District mascot character, Sakasai-Kun will make an appearance, and the festival will be lots of fun. On the 12th, a great display of 200 fireworks will be set off.
Contact: Fujigokoro Community Center: 04-7176－3700
11. Furusato Summer Festival
Date and Time: Saturday, August 4 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Shonan Building parking lot
Events: The festival has been held since last year to cultivate friendship among the residents of the Kazahaya Hokubu Area, and to promote community-building.
Contact: Shonan Branch Office General Affairs Division: 04-7191－7314
12. Tega Festival
Date and Time: Sunday, July 1, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: Tega Nogyo Kozo Kaizen Center (Agricultural Structural Improvement Center) (Former Tega Kominkan)
Events: A parade with floats and portable shrines, and a chance to see Tega-Bayashi, an Intangible Cultural Asset in Kashiwa City. There will also be plenty of street vendor stalls set up.
Contact: Shonan Branch Office General Affairs Division: 04-7191－7314
Planned construction work on the water supply reservoir
The city will carry out construction work to replace the water pipes connecting to the distributing water supply reservoir. There is a possibility that in some areas, the Kashiwa City tap water may become muddy during the work. The status of the construction work progress can be checked on the official web site of the Kashiwa City Waterworks Department. The city apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciates your understanding and cooperation.
Date and time of construction work: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Thursday, July 12
(*) Please note that the construction will be postponed until Tuesday, July 17 in case of inclement weather on July 12.
Construction work location: Water Source Number 3 (Address: 1811-12 Nakahara, Kashiwa City)
Inquiries: Water Supply Section: 04-7166-3183
Special thanks to Ms.Kiyoshi Inoue translation volunteers.
Water bills will be reduced
When the water supply was cut off on May 19, it unfortunately inconvenienced many city residents. With the next water meter reading (either in July or August), three cubic meters of the amount of water used (the amount of water corresponding to the amount used by a four person family over three days) will be deducted from the bill to account for the inconvenience, and the impurity of water when the water supply was resumed.
Details regarding the amount of money, etc., will be sent out in a notice with the meter reading at the end of the month. (Please note that there will be a difference between the amount of water used and the water billing amount on the meter-reading slip).
Inquiry: Kashiwa City Water Department 04-7166-3182
Special thanks to Ms.Seijiro Naitou translation volunteers.