Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 30. Shinjuku (Tokyo) Eisa Festival 2011!

Now in its 10 years, the Shinjuku Eisa Festival will be taking place in Tokyo, with over 20 teams and 1,000 people Shinjuku and neighboring areas performing for the occasion. Once again the Festival will highlight spectacular dancing from drum performers clad in colorful outfits.
A great way to beat the summer heat!

Main Venue: Shinjuku-dori  Avenue 13:30-17:00
Sub Venue: 18:00-21:00
Address: Shinjuku, Tokyo

Official web broadcast on USTREAM !!
13:20-16:00, Sat. July 30th, 2011

Shinjuku Eisa Festival executive committee
Phone: 03-3209-9291

You can find information about the Eisa events schedule including a map in Okinawa Here

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 16. Ocean Expo Park Summer Festival 2011

The Largest Fireworks Show in Okinawa!!

Come feel the energy of Okinawan’s popular summer festival! There is no other fireworks show more magnificent than this one, for 10,000 fireworks will be set off from the Emerald Beach. You will be dazzled by the spectacular fireworks in the beautiful sky of Northern Okinawa.

Date: July 16, 2011/14:00- 21:00
Beach Attraction 14:00-18:00 (Beach soccer etc)
Sunset Concert 18:00- 19:55

★Fire works Show 1st stage 20:00-20:15
                                2nd stage 20:25-21:00
Fee: Free
Venue: Emerald Beach, Ocean Expo Park
Address: 424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Okinawa 905-0206
Access: From Naha Airport - Ocean Park by car (2hrs)
            From Naha bus terminal (NO.111)- Nago bus terminal - Kinenkoen-mae (NO.65,66,70)

*Free shuttle buses will run between the temporary parking site and the fireworks site (until 24:00)
*Please note that the traffic will be very crowded, and there will be traffic regulations near the area.
*The schedule could be changed in case of bad weather or another reason. Thank you for your understanding.

Okinawa Commemorative National Government Park
Phone: 0980-48-2741
Fax: 0980-48-3339

July 16-17. The 23rd Itoman Hometown Festival/The Eisa in Itoman Festival

The Itoman Hometown Festival will be held concurrently with the Eisa in Itoman Festival. During this event, Itoman’s specialty goods are sold, and visitors will be treated to the performance of traditional performing arts and concerts, as well as the introduction ceremony of Ms. Itoman. Also, to promote Itoman as an Uminchu (fishermen) town, delicious fish soup is sold.

【July 16】17:00-21:00
-Itoman Specialty Fair
-Itoman traditional stage performance
-Live Bands
-Fireworks Show

【July 17】16:30-21:00
-Eisa Show
-Itoman Specialty Fair
-Fireworks Show

July 16-17, 2011
Venue: Nishizaki Athletic Park
Address: 3-1 Nishizaki, Itoman City, Okinawa 901-0305
Access: From Naha bus terminal - Itoman bus terminal (NO.89/45min-60min/600yen)
            From Naha airport - Itoman circle by taxi (2,500yen - 3,000yen)

Itoman City Office
Address: 1-1 Shiozaki-cho, Itoman City, Okinawa 901-0392
Phone: 098-840-8135

You can find information about the Eisa Dance and events schedule including a map Here

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Orion Beer Festival 2011 in Ishigaki

For beer lovers: Enjoying live performances with a brewery- fresh draft in hand.

Every year about 15,000 citizens join the Ishigaki Orion Beer Festival at Ishigaki Shinei Park, sponsored by Okinawa's own Orion Beer. The line up of food outlets starts with the beer stand where Orion Beer, freshly delivered from the brewery, is available at a reduced price, and it is easy to always have a beer at hand while one enjoys the line-up of live entertainment provided by Okinawan performers. The party goes on until a spectacular fireworks display signals the end of this summer festival.

Don't drink and drive!

Orion Beer Festival 2011 in Ishigaki
Date: Sat. July 9, 2011/Time: 15:30-20:50
Location: Ishigaki Shinei Park
Shinei Cho, Ishigaki City, Okinawa 907-0014
Admission: Free (not including food and drink)

Orion Beer Co., Ltd.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July calendar download!

the july calendar for you to download! Click and download the large size, enjoy : )
oh and in case you missed last month, you can find those on our flickr page!

July 2011

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See previous calendar
Okinawa Story on Flickr!