Thursday, April 15, 2010

Towada Yosakoi Yume Matsuri & Sakura Yabusame

Yosakoi (a type of Japanese dance) Yume Matsuri  [十和田Yosakoi夢まつり]
Sat. Apr. 24th:
16:00~19:00 Towada Fire Station on Kanchogai Street (also extending approx. 1 block east)
Sun. Apr. 25th:
9:30~14:00 Kanchogai Street (~3 blocks from Tohoku Denryoku past the Art Center to approx. 1 block east of the Fire Station)
11:00~17:00 Bunka Center

Location Maps:
Detailed Schedule:
Photos from last year's event: Facebook Album 1 & Album 2

Sakura Yabusame (horseback archery) [桜流鏑馬]
Chuo Park (十和田市中央公園緑地)
Sat. Apr. 24th:
10:00~13:30 Adult Yabusame Competition (Day 1) [流鏑馬競技(初日)]
14:00~14:30 Children Yabusame Compettion (Day 1) [子供やぶさめ競技(初日)]
Sun. Apr. 25th:
10:00~13:30 Adult Yabusame Competition (Day 2) [流鏑馬競技(2日目)]
13:30~13:40 Winning Run [ウイニングラン]
13:40~14:00 Demonstration (Yabusame BINGO) [デモンストレーション(やぶさめビンゴ)]
14:00~14:30 Children Yabusame Compettion (Day 2) [子供やぶさめ競技(2日日)]
14:30~15:00 Award Ceremony [表彰式]

More info: &
Autumn yabusame (Horse Festa) photos: Facebook Album

There will also be a special exhibit about Towada's history as grounds for Japanese military horses opening on April 24th at the Kyodokan (十和田市郷土館). It is on the 2nd floor of the Towada Library which is located on the road between the park and Kanchogai Street, just west of the giant horseshoe and public rest space/restroom. It's open from 9:00~17:00 and admission is free.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so grateful that you've posted this! We were hoping to make it this year but last year struggled to figure out the schedule. We're Americans living in Misawa. Be well and enjoy the festival...