Updated: Mar/06/2016

Festival(祭) History(歴史)

The Samurai Festival in 2015

Hello everyone!
Join the Samurai Festival, which was one of the most popular Another Japan’s events last year. Come feel the Samurai spirit there! The 4th battle of Kawanakajima is truthfully re-enacted in this Festival. We don’t only wear the Japanese armor but also act out a sword fight. It will definitely be an exciting and unique experience.
With approximately 900 people expected to participate in this amazing day, you will also have amazing interactions with people from all over Japan as well as internationally!

-About the battle of kawanakajima
Yamanashi Prefecture, known as ‘Kai’ in that era, was governed by Takeda Shingen . Takeda was a talented leader and had a worthy rival, Uesugi Kenshin. Uesugi was also a poweful leader in north-central Japan. The battles of kawanakajima over the course of 12 years are especially famous between them. The 4th battle was the toughest among them.

Some pictures of this Festival (last year):
Photo Book ==> http://www.another-japan.com/events/photo/23
Facebook page ==> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.627059630710172.1073741845.432448886837915&type=1

April 26
08:30 Gathering Isawa-onsen station, ticket gate
09:30 Tate lesson (a series of movements for attacking and defending with a sword) / Demonstration
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Festival Starts
17:00 breakup

当日は900人が参加するような大きなお祭りになるので、Another Japanでの国際交流だけでなく、色々な地域から参加してくる人たちとの交流も楽しみの一つです。

Photo Book ==> http://www.another-japan.com/events/photo/23
Facebook page ==> https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.627059630710172.1073741845.432448886837915&type=1

08:30 石和温泉駅改札集合
09:30 殺陣の練習、出し物の見物
12:00 昼食
13:30 お祭りスタート
17:00 終了


Event Details

Date Apr/26/2015 - Apr/26/2015
Place Fuefuki city, Yamanashi Prefecture
Meeting place Isawaonsen station, ticket gate
Meeting time 8:30 AM
Price 4,800 yen
Note -Participants are limited to 20 participants (general participants:15 or 16 / *special participants: 4 or 5) on a first-come-first-served basis. We are happy that you join as the special participant.
*special participants are asked to interpret lightly as volunteers during the morning lesson.
-The price above includes festival fee, armor rental fee, sandals for samurai, lunch box, commemorative gift, picture and insurance.
-Sandals for samurai are light and thin as they made of dry straw. So we recommend that participants prepare special black pigeon toed shoes. ‘Jikatabi’ [or workers’ shoes] is the best choice this time. If you’d like, we can prepare a pair for you 1,620 yen.

-Please click the JOIN button and send the message (participant's category: general or special / jikatabi: need or not / shoe size of jikatabi) to info@another-japan.com if you would like to join this event. We will reply with the payment and transportation information.
-We will bring the jikatabi on the day.
-We can introduce some Japanese hotels or hostels if somebody wants to stay on the day before.

-Payment instructions:
  -Payments can be made by bank transfer online, visiting Japan Post Bank or Paypal after you get our reply mail.
  -Bank information
     Account Name: トクヒ)アナザージャパン (NPO Another Japan)
     Japan Post Bank / Branch: 10070 / Ordinary: 7869847
     (If you pay from Japanese bank, please use the branch code: 008.)
  -Paypal information
     Paypal email address: info@another-japan.com
     (We will gather the Paypal handing fee on the day.)
  -If you would like us to prepare ‘jikatabi’, please include the amount in your payment.
  -Group payment is no problem.

-Cancel Policy:
We cannot accept your cancellation and refund according to the policy of the local government, the event’s facilitator after your payment. But we accept the transfer of your reservation rights until one week before the event day. In this case, please let us know the new participant’s information.

・参加者の上限は先着20名(一般参加者:15 or 16 / *特別参加者:4 or 5)となります。特別参加者としての参加は大歓迎です。


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