Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2018.07.01
Kashiwa Matsuri ☆ July 28 and 29, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact: Kashiwa Matsuri Executive Committee - Phone: 04-7162-3315, Community Support Division - Phone: 04-7167-1126 or Fax: 04-7167-8103
Kashiwa Nebuta Parade
The Kashiwa Nebuta is one of the most popular events, just like the the Kashiwa Odori. Last year, there was a new float in the parade...if you couldn't see it because of the rain, this year is your chance! The impressive Nebuta is a must-see this year too.
Date and Time
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 from 5:00pm to 7:45pm
Kashiwa Station West Exit
Kashiwa Odori Dance Contest
At the 1981 Kashiwa Matsuri, the first Kashiwa Odori Dance Contest was held, and it has been a big hit every summer since then! In this year's Kashiwa Odori Dance Contest, there are two dances. One is the traditional Dento Kashiwa Odori Group that is carefully arranged, and the other is the freely arranged, creative Sosaku Kashiwa Odori Group. Both dances have their own unique charm.
Date and Time
Saturday, July 28, 3:10pm to 5:20pm
Kashiwa Station West Exit area
Wa-Odori Circle Dance
The Wa-Odori Circle Dance is a yearly tradition at the festival, where everyone gets into a big circle and dances. Even if you don't know the steps, just follow along and have fun!
Date, time and location
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29
▶Kashiwa Station West Exit area = 7:00pm to 8:00pm
▶Kashiwa Station East Exit San-San Dori Street = 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Mid-Summer Illumination - Viva Kashiwa!
This parade was held for the first time last year. Music and lights come together, for a fantastic parade through the town at night. Come out to see the parade and end the festival on a cheerful note!
Date and time
Sunday, July 29, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
East Exit Stage area
Joining forces! Rugby Supporters' Booth
Kashiwa City has been chosen to host the All Blacks, New Zealand's rugby team, for their pre-game training camp during the Rugby World Cup 2019 that will be held next year. Since everyone has their mind on rugby now, we are going to have a Rugby Booth at the Kashiwa Matsuri.
Date and time
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Kashiwa Station East Exit Double Deck
Your cooperation is appreciated for making the festival a success
▶Traffic will be under special regulations on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29 from noon until 9:00pm. If you come to the festival by bicycle, please use one of the nearby bicycle parking lots.
▶The area around Kashiwa Station is an enforced non-smoking area. Please refrain from smoking.
▶Please do not use drones or similar flying devices at the event area.
Changes to the Nursing Care Insurance Service individual payment ratio
Contact: Senior Citizens' Support Division - Phone: 04-7167-1135, Fax: 04-7167-1282
There will be changes to part of the Nursing Care Insurance system. Starting from the August payment period of Nursing Care Insurance, the individual payment ratio will be partly changed for those who are over 65 and have earnings equivalent to employment income. With this change, a Nursing Care Insurance Individual Payment Ratio Certificate will be sent out in mid-July to those who have been approved for requirement of support or nursing care.
When you receive your Nursing Care Insurance Individual Payment Ratio Certificate
Please confirm the payment ratio that the you are responsible for on the Payment Ratio Certificate, and present the card to your care manager or the service facility that you are using.
Please contact us if either of the following apply to you
▶Your income for the previous year has been adjusted at the tax office, or by other means.
▶Changes have been made to your Juminhyo (Residence Record).
In either of these cases, there may be changes to the payment ratio for which you are responsible, so please contact the Senior Citizens' Support Division.
Pest control spray will be done on rice fields by an unmanned helicopter
Contact: Agricultural Administration Division - Phone:
Please do not come near these areas during and immediately after spraying.
Sunday, July 15
Tobari Shinden, Minowa (along Teganuma Lake), Tobari, Nadogaya, Masuo, Fujigokoro, Ooi, Tsukazaki, Takayanagi (along Otsugawa River)
Tuesday, July 17
Shin-Tone, Kami-Tone, Benten-Shita, Fuse-Shita (Tanaka aquatic area)
Wednesday, July 18
Washinoya, Tega, Dai-Ichi Kantaku, Dai-Ni Kantaku (along Teganuma Lake)
Thursday, July 19
Fuze, Kaneyama, Yanado, Izumi (near Teganuma and Kaneyama)
Spraying in all areas will be done between 4:30am and noon. The schedule may change depending on the weather.
If you accidentally come in contact with the chemicals, or if you feel unwell, contact The Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital (Phone: 04-7164-1111).