Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Road closure through Oirase Gorge Oct. 30th-31st

Rte. 102 will be closed to regular vehicular traffic through Oirase Gorge (国道102号惣辺交差点~子の口交差点 (約10km)) from Sat. Oct. 30-Sun. Oct. 31 9:00-16:00 in order to promote "eco(logically friendly) tourism."

For more details, see the Oirase Gorge Eco Tourism website (Japanese only).

Since the road is closed from 9am onwards, I guess it's still OK for me go to on Saturday morning from about 6-8am to see the fall foliage... (I was planning on going last weekend but ended up sleeping in... ^^;;).

布ぞうり制作体験・実演 Cloth Sandal Making Experience/Demonstration

Have been busy with Nihonbuyu practice among other things, so I'm a little late with this (the first chance was last weekend! ^^;;), but if you're not busy with Halloween stuff this weekend, it's something to consider checking out!

布ぞうり制作体験 Cloth Sandal Making Experience
Date: Sat. Oct. 30-Sun. Oct. 31
Time: 10:00-15:00 (1 pair takes about 4hr to complete - it's also possible to make a single shoe)
Location: 十和田湖畔休屋 十和田湖科学博物館入口
   Towadako Yasumiya  Towadako Science Museum Entrance
Fee: 2500yen  (材料費・講師料) 新郷温泉館入浴券付
   (materials + instructor fee) comes with coupon for the Shingo Onsen
No reservations necessary!

布ぞうり制作実演 Cloth Sandal Making Demonstration
Date: Sat. Oct. 30-Sun. Oct. 31
Time: 18:00-20:30
Location: ホテル十和田荘 1階ラウンジ前 Hotel Towadaso, 1st Flr Lounge Area