Thursday, August 18, 2011

Japan's Festivals in Aomori 日本の祭り in あおもり

日本の祭り in あおもり Nihon no Matsuri in Aomori 
(Japan's Festivals in Aomori)

Main Stage メイン会場: Aomori City Bunka Kaikan (Culture Center) 青森市文化会館 
Secondary Stage サブ会場: Aomori Bay Area 青森ベイエリア
Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2011: Main Stage: 13:30-18:00; Secondary Stage: 11:00-17:00
Sunday, September 25, 2911: Main Stage: 11:00-16:15; Secondary Stage: 11:00-16:00
Admission: FREE *tickets required for main stage; register by Friday, August 19th, 2011*
Parking & Access: Free parking lots (limited spaces - see map) and free shuttle service between the parking lots, Aomori Station (青森駅), and the main & secondary stages
Details: Watch festival performances (dances, Nebuta & Neputa floats, instrumental performances, etc.) from all over Aomori Prefecture, other parts of Japan, and even other Asian countries (Taiwan, Korea and China) 
Ticket Reservations:
To make ticket reservations online, go to this page and fill out ALL the sections of the form:
郵便番号 - Postal Code
都道府県: Prefecture (set to Aomori by default)
住 所: Address (part of it should be filled in automatically when you type in your postal code, but you'll need to complete it)
お名前: Name
フリガナ: Furigana (Japanese phonetic reading of your name - although you can just re-write it in English if you want)
電話番号: Telephone Number
希望人数 (2名まで可): Number of people you're reserving tickets for (max. of 2)
観覧希望日: The day you're reserving tickets for (you can only choose one at a time)
メールアドレス: Email address
メールアドレス (確認): Confirm your email address

Click the button on the left (確認画面へ ) to get to the confirmation page. (The button on the right リセット is to reset the form.)
Double check the information and click the left button (送信する) to submit the request. (The right button 編集する is to go back and edit the form.)

You will get an email confirmation. In the case of more requests for tickets than there are spaces available, tickets will be allotted by random draw.