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"Nihon-no-Matsuri," Sapporo City, Hokkaido
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Programme of Sapporo 2006



13:00-13:15 Opening Ceremony
  
13:15-14:20 PART ONE: Festivals in Hokkaido:
  Esashi Oiwake, Esashi Town (]·’Ç•ª, ]·’¬)
  Otaru Shio Matsuri, Otaru City (‚¨‚½‚é’ª‚܂‚è, ¬’MŽs)
  Hokkai Heso Odori, Furano City (–kŠC‚Ö‚»—x‚è, •x—Ç–ìŽs)
  Fukagawa Shanshan Kasa Odori, Fukagawa City ([ì‚µ‚á‚ñ‚µ‚á‚ñŽP—x‚è, ”ŸŠÙŽs)
  Shiretoko Shari Neputa, Shari Town (‚µ‚ê‚Æ‚±ŽÎ—¢‚Ë‚Õ‚½, ŽÎ—¢’¬)
  Hakodate Ika Odori, Hakodate City (‚Í‚±‚¾‚ăCƒJ—x‚è, ”ŸŠÙŽs)
  Hakujya-hime Matsuri, Shikaoi Town (”’ŽÖ•P‚܂‚è, Ž­’Ç’¬)
  Yotaka Andon Matsuri, Numata Town (–鍂‚ ‚ñ‚Ç‚ñÕ‚è, À“c’¬)
  Hyaku-nin Shamisen (100lŽO–¡ü)
  Hyaku-nin Taiko (100l‘¾ŒÛ)
  Sen-nin Mikoshi (1000lŒä—`)
  
14:20-14:40: PART TWO: Festivals Overseas:
  Chinese Shishimai [Ritual Dance with Lion Masks], Beijing (’†‘Ž‚Žq•‘, –k‹žŽs)
  Korean Samulnoli [lit. four-instrument play] & Pung-mul [traditional farm music],
    Pusan (ŠØ‘ƒTƒ€ƒ‹ƒmƒŠ‚ƃvƒ“ƒ€ƒ‹ƒy, Š˜ŽRŽs)
  
14:40-17:00: PART THREE: Festivals Nationwide:
  Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri, Oshu City, Iwate (“ú‚‰Î–hÕ, ŠâŽèŒ§‰œBŽs)
  Morioka Sansa Odori, Morioka City, Iwate (·‰ª‚³‚ñ‚³—x‚è, ŠâŽèŒ§·‰ªŽs)
  Namahage Taiko, Oga City, Akita (‚È‚Ü‚Í‚°‘¾ŒÛ, H“cŒ§’jŽ­Žs)
  Yamaga Toro Matsuri, Yamaga City, Kumamoto (ŽRŽ­“”âĂ܂‚è, ŒF–{Œ§ŽRŽ­Žs)
  Akita Kanto Matsuri, Akita City, Akita (H“cŠÆ“•‚܂‚è, H“cŒ§H“cŽs)
  Etchu Owara, Toyama City, Toyama (‰z’†‚¨‚í‚ç, •xŽRŒ§•xŽRŽs)
  Aomori Nebuta Matsuri, Aomori City, Aomori (ÂX‚˂ׂ½Õ, ÂXŒ§ÂXŽs)
  Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri, Yamagata City, Yamagata (ŽRŒ`‰ÔŠ}‚܂‚è,
    ŽRŒ`Œ§ŽRŒ`Žs)
  Goshogawara Tachinebuta, Goshogawara City, Aomori (ŒÜŠìŒ´—§›C•‘½,
    ÂXŒ§ŒÜŠìŒ´Žs)
  Noto Suzuiida-machi Toroyama Matsuri, Suzu City, Ishikawa (”\“oE
    ŽìF”Ñ“c’¬“•âĎRÕ‚è, ÎìŒ§ŽìFŽs)
  Awa-odori, Komatsushima City, Tokushima (ˆ¢”g—x‚è, “¿“‡Œ§¬¼“‡Žs)
  Okinawa-zento Eisar Matsuri, Okinawa (‰«“ê‘S“‡ƒGƒCƒT[Õ‚è, ‰«“ꌧ)
  Yosakoi Soran Matsuri, Sapporo (YOSAKOIƒ\[ƒ‰ƒ“Õ‚è, ŽD–yŽs)
  
Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
  
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"Nihon-no-Matsuri," Sapporo Dome, Sapporo City, Hokkaido
9 September 2006

  The "Nihon-no-Matsuri" (“ú–{‚̂܂‚è) or the "VIth Gala: Transmission of Old Towns: Festivals of Japan" (‘æ6‰ñ jÕ ‚ӂ邳‚Æ“`³ “ú–{‚̂܂‚è) is officially called "The VIth Meeting for Making Rich Town by Public-entertaining Arts of Each Region in Sapporo/ Power of Our Home Province Handed down from Time Immemorial" (‘æ6‰ñ’nˆæ“`“Œ|”\‚É‚æ‚é–L‚©‚È‚Ü‚¿‚­‚è‘å‰ï‚³‚Á‚Û‚ë/ŒÃ—ˆ‚æ‚è“`‚í‚肵‹½“y‚̗́`‚܂‚èŠX“¹EŽD–y`).  Another name is The XIVth Traditional Regional Performing Arts Festival Sapporo (‘æ14‰ñ’nˆæ“`“Œ|”\ƒtƒFƒXƒeƒBƒoƒ‹‚³‚Á‚Û‚ë).  Using three names confuses us very much!
  As far as I know the first "Nihon-no-Matsuri" festival was started in 2001.  In 2006 the meeting was held at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo as the memorial activity of the 100th anniversary of Sapporo Shoko Kaigisho" (ŽD–y¤H‰ï‹cŠ; The Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Indusry).  The next [seventh or fifteenth?] meeting will be held in Nagano in 2007.
  There were three venues for this two-day event (September 8-9, 2006): Sapporo Dome (September 9), Odori Street (September 8 in Odori Park) and Susukino (September 8 in S5 W3&4).  We went to Sapporo Dome only, and we thought that it was very successful since more than 30,000 seats were occupied, as authrities reports.  Honestly it was much more excitng and enjoyable than we had expected.
  
  

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Part One
     Festivals in Hokkaido
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(Saturday 9 September) Sapporo Dome, 1-3 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
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(Saturday 9 September) Group photo of the Tsuchinotomi Society in Sapporo Dome, 1-3 Hitsujigaoka, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo
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(Saturday 9 September) Esashi Oiwake (Esashi Pack-horseman's Song), Esashi Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Otaru Shio Matsuri (Otaru Tide Festival), Otaru City
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(Saturday 9 September) Hokkai Heso Odori (North Sea Navel Dance), Furano City
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(Saturday 9 September) Fukagawa Shanshan Kasa Odori (Fukagawa Shanshan Parasol Dance), Fukagawa City
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(Saturday 9 September) Fukagawa Shanshan Kasa Odori (Fukagawa Shanshan Parasol Dance), Fukagawa City
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(Saturday 9 September) Shiretoko Shari Neputa, Shari Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Shiretoko Shari Neputa, Shari Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Shiretoko Shari Neputa, Shari Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Hakodate Ika Odori (Hakodate Squid Dance), Hakodate City
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(Saturday 9 September) Hakodate Ika Odori (Hakodate Squid Dance), Hakodate City
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(Saturday 9 September) Hakujya-hime Matsuri (White Snake Goddess Festival), Shikaoi Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Yotaka Andon Matsuri (Yokota Lantern Festival), Numata Town
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(Saturday 9 September) Hyaku-nin Shamisen (the Performance by One Hundred Shamisen Players).  The Shamisen is the traditional Japanese three-stringed lute.
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(Saturday 9 September) Hyaku-nin Shamisen (the Performance by One Hundred Shamisen Players).  The Shamisen is the traditional Japanese three-stringed lute.
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(Saturday 9 September) Hyaku-nin Taiko (the Performance by One Hundred Taiko Drummers).  The Taiko is the traditional Japanese drum.
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(Saturday 9 September) Hyaku-nin Shamisen, Hyaku-nin Taiko and Sen-nin Mikoshi (The Coacting Performance by One Hundred Shamisen Players, One Hundred Taiko Drummers and One Thousand Japanese Portable Shrines)
  
     
Part Two
     Festivals Overseas
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(Saturday 9 September) Chinese Shishimai [Ritual Dance with Lion Masks], Beijing
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(Saturday 9 September) Chinese Shishimai [Ritual Dance with Lion Masks], Beijing
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(Saturday 9 September) Korean Samulnoli [lit. four-instrument play] & Pung-mul [traditional farm music], Pusan
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(Saturday 9 September) Korean Samulnoli [lit. four-instrument play] & Pung-mul [traditional farm music], Pusan
  
     
Part Three
     Festivals Nationwide
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(Saturday 9 September) Interval between Part Two and Part Three: The logotype "Nihon-no-Matsuri" is on the screen.
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(Saturday 9 September) Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri (Hitaka Fire Prevention Festival), Oshu City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri (Hitaka Fire Prevention Festival), Oshu City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri (Hitaka Fire Prevention Festival), Oshu City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri (Hitaka Fire Prevention Festival), Oshu City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Hitaka Hibuse Matsuri (Hitaka Fire Prevention Festival), Oshu City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Morioka Sansa Odori (Morioka Sansa Dance), Morioka City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Morioka Sansa Odori (Morioka Sansa Dance), Morioka City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Morioka Sansa Odori (Morioka Sansa Dance), Morioka City, Iwate
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(Saturday 9 September) Namahage Taiko, Oga City, Akita.
  "Namahage" is the imaginary demons/monsters in the Oga Peninsula, Akita.  On New Year' Eve and early New Year's Day by these fierce demons yelling "Woah!  Woah!  Where are bad children?  Woah!" that strike terror into the hearts of young children, who would immediately cry, run into parents' arms or try to hide behind the door.  Parents convince the monsters that no such bad children live there and please them by serving food and drinks.  Then they pray for Heaven's blessing on the family, abundant harvests, and successful fishing, and move to next house.  It is a special regional tradition to be survived.
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(Saturday 9 September) Namahage Taiko, Oga City, Akita
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(Saturday 9 September) Yamaga Toro Matsuri (Yamaga Lantern Festival), Yamaga City, Kumamoto
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(Saturday 9 September) Yamaga Toro Matsuri (Yamaga Lantern Festival), Yamaga City, Kumamoto
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(Saturday 9 September) Akita Kanto Matsuri (Akita Kanto Festival), Akita City, Akita.
  "Kanto" is the bamboo pole with lighted lanterns: It weighs about 60 kg and a long main bamboo pole is held upright with 9 bamboo pole attached horizontally to the main pole on which 46-48 lanterns are suspended.  It is a very thrilling festival to see!  ...What will happen if the performer drops the pole?
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(Saturday 9 September) Akita Kanto Matsuri, Akita City, Akita
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(Saturday 9 September) Akita Kanto Matsuri, Akita City, Akita
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(Saturday 9 September) Akita Kanto Matsuri, Akita City, Akita
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(Saturday 9 September) Etchu Owara (Etchu Owara [Dance Festival]), Toyama City, Toyama
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(Saturday 9 September) Etchu Owara (Etchu Owara [Dance Festival]), Toyama City, Toyama
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(Saturday 9 September) Etchu Owara (Etchu Owara [Dance Festival]), Toyama City, Toyama
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(Saturday 9 September) Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori Nebuta Festival), Aomori City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori Nebuta Festival), Aomori City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori Nebuta Festival), Aomori City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Aomori Nebuta Matsuri (Aomori Nebuta Festival), Aomori City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri (Yamagata Hanagasa [Flower Hat Dance] Festival), Yamagata City, Yamagata
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(Saturday 9 September) Goshogawara Tachinebuta [Standing Nebuta; 22 m at the tallest], Goshogawara City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Goshogawara Tachinebuta [Standing Nebuta], Goshogawara City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Goshogawara Tachinebuta [Standing Nebuta], Goshogawara City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Goshogawara Tachinebuta [Standing Nebuta], Goshogawara City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Goshogawara Tachinebuta [Standing Nebuta], Goshogawara City, Aomori
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(Saturday 9 September) Noto Suzuida-machi Toroyama Matsuri (Noto Suzuiida-machi Toroyama [lit. Lantern Float] Festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Noto Suzuida-machi Toroyama Matsuri (Noto Suzuiida-machi Toroyama Festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Noto Suzuida-machi Toroyama Matsuri (Noto Suzuiida-machi Toroyama Festival), Suzu City, Ishikawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Awa Odori (Awa Dance), Komatsushima City, Tokushima
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(Saturday 9 September) Okinawa-zento Eisar Matsuri (The Whole Okinawa [Main] Island Eisar Festival), Okinawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Okinawa-zento Eisar Matsuri (The Whole Okinawa [Main] Island Eisar Festival), Okinawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Okinawa-zento Eisar Matsuri (The Whole Okinawa [Main] Island Eisar Festival), Okinawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Okinawa-zento Eisar Matsuri (The Whole Okinawa [Main] Island Eisar Festival), Okinawa
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(Saturday 9 September) Yosakoi Soran Matsuri (Yosakoi Soran Festival), Sapporo
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(Saturday 9 September) Yosakoi Soran Matsuri (Yosakoi Soran Festival), Sapporo
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(Saturday 9 September) Yosakoi Soran Matsuri (Yosakoi Soran Festival), Sapporo
  
     
Finale
     Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
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(Saturday 9 September) Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
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(Saturday 9 September) Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
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(Saturday 9 September) Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
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(Saturday 9 September) Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants
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(Saturday 9 September) Finale: Grand Dance of 5,000 participants



        


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