Tuesday, April 19, 2011

2011 十和田市春まつり Towada Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival)

Here is a sampling of some events during Towada's Haru Matsuri. For a map as well as a more detailed listing of events (in Japanese only), please see the Yururira Towada website. [Edit: See also the Haru Matsuri Kanchogai Dori PDF Guide Map and the 2011 Haru Matsuri Guide Map on Google]

The 2011 Sakura Yabusame event will be held as originally scheduled, but Yosakoi Yume Matsuri has been canceled. In its place, however, there will be a yosakoi performance in Chuo Park on Sun. Apr. 24th from 14:00.

桜流鏑馬 Sakura Yabusame (Cherry Blossom Horseback Archery) (Sat. Apr. 23-Sun. Apr. 24)
(PDF Flyer)
Location: 十和田市中央公園緑地 Towada Chuo Park Time: 10:00-14:00
Events: Women's yabusame competition; children's horseback performances
Fee: Admission is free, but reserved viewing seats for Sunday can be purchased in advance for 2000 yen (includes lunch, tea, and entry into a yabusame bingo game)

春らんまん!笑顔SunSun!よさこい元気祭り Haruranman! EgaoSunSun! Yosakoi Genki Matsuri (Sun. Apr 24)
Location: 十和田市中央公園緑地 Towada Chuo Park
Time: 14:00~
Admission is free

桜展望台の開放 Sakura viewing platforms:
十和田市役所 新館5F City Hall - 5th Fl
商工会館 5F Towada Chamber of Commerce & Industry - 5th Fl
9:30-20:00 Daily while sakura are in bloom

夜桜ライトアップ Night Sakura Illumination
官庁街通り・中央公園 Kanchogai Dori and Chuo Koen (Park) will be illuminated from 18:00-22:00 while the sakura are in bloom.

LEDライトアップ LED Illumination
十和田市役所階段脇芝生 The stairs in front of City Hall will also be illuminated from 18:00-21:00 between Wed. Apr 20 and Wed. May 5.

ワックスボウル点灯 Wax Bowl Lanterns
官庁街通り水路 Wax bowl (ball?) lanterns will be lit along the Kanchogai Dori aqueducts from 18:00-21:00 between Wed. Apr 20 and Wed. May 5.

3 comments:

Bob's Blog said...

Thank you for posting this information. I am just wondering about directions to Chuo Park. I would be coming from Misawa, so I know where Hard Off store is:) Where is the Park from around there?

Jess said...

I just found your blog and I probably won't get a response from you until after the event has happened, but is it possible to get directions from you on how to get to the horseback archery event that is happening tomorrow (Saturday) I've been looking all over the internet and can't seem to find specific directions. We would be coming on rt 10 from Misawa City.

Presea said...

My apologies for not replying in a timely manner (I was out and about all weekend and it never occurred to me to check my blog).

For anyone else who is interested in coming down to see the cherry blossoms, here's the 2011 Towada Haru Matsuri Google Map