Events Calendar September 2016 平成28年9月のイベント・カレンダー


September 2016 Events Summary

Festival Events







Festival Events 祭り等

1. Higashi Matsudo Festival 東松戸まつり

The 9th annual Higashi Matsudo Festival is set to take place on the last Saturday in September. The main stage schedule is filled with live music, dancing, and demonstrations from a variety of community groups. Countless food stalls will be on site to satisfy even the strongest of hunger pangs, and there will also be a flea market. Don't miss your chance to snap up a bargain!

Date: Saturday 24th of September*, 2016
*postponed to the 25th in the case of heavy rain
Time: 9:00 - 15:30
Venue: Higashi Matsudo Central Park* (5 minutes walk from Higashi Matsudo Station on both the JR and Hokuso lines)
*Please note that there is no parking available on site. We recommend that you utilise public transport or come on foot/by bicycle.

2016 promotional poster


日時: 9月24日(土曜)9:00~15:30 (雨天時は9月25日、日曜日)
場所: 東松戸中央公園* (JR東松戸駅・北総線東松戸駅徒歩5分)
*注意: 駐車場がないため、公共交通機関でご来場ください。)

2. Yabashira 'Come and say Hey!' Festival 八柱歩行天国“あいさつまつり・ふれあい広場”

Come and say Hey! in Yabashira this September. This local festival is in it's 25th year, and is a fantastic opportunity to get out in the Matsudo community. There will be a Samba dance parade, taiko drumming, live music, bingo, food stalls and more!

Date: Sunday 25th of September*, 2016
*postponed to Sunday 2nd of October in the case of heavy rain
Time: 10:00-16:00
Venue: Sunset Street, Yabashira ("Sunset douri") 3 minutes walk from both Yabashira and Shin-Yabashira stations



日時: 9月25日(日曜)、10時~16時 雨天時は10月2日(日曜)
会場: サンセット通り、八柱駅・新八柱駅徒歩3分

Exhibitions 展示

1. Matsudo City Tourism Art Contest and Exhibition for junior and middle school students 松戸小中学生観光絵画展

The Tourism Art Contest invites local junior and middle school students to submit a painting inspired by the local area. Competition is fierce, and winners will have their artwork printed in the following year's Matsudo City Guide Map. All contestant paintings will be displayed in the Matsudo City Bunka Hall at the end of September, and in the City Hall during October.

September exhibition details -
Dates: 30th of September - 2nd of October, 2016
Time: 10:00-18:00
Venue: Matsudo City Bunka Hall, 4th floor Matsudo Building (next to Isetan Dept. Store)

日時: 28年9月30日~10月2日、10:00~18:00
場所: 文化ホール、松戸ビルヂング4階

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。日本語での詳しい情報

Other その他

1. Pear picking season has arrived! 梨もぎの季節がやっと来ました!

The wait is over! The pears are here!

There are over 50 pear farms in Matsudo City alone, growing and selling nine different varieties of pears throughout the season. Different pear varieties have different levels of sweetness, acidity and juiciness, and also differ in overall size and firmness.

Admission is free, and you only pay for the fruit you pick.

Season: Late-August through mid-October
Price: 650 yen/kg, for both picking and direct sale
Location: All pear farms affiliated with the Matsudo Pear Farming Agritourism Association*
*Download the pamphlet below or give us a call at the Matsudo City Culture, Tourism and International Division office (047 366 7327) to enquire in English

2016 promotional poster


2. "Matsudo Special", sponsored horse race @ Nakayama Race Track 「松戸特別」@中山競馬

Every year Matsudo City sponsors the 'Matsudo Special' horse race at Nakayama Race Track. In combination with Matsudo pears sales made directly at the track, the race helps to raise the city's national profile. Matsudo's Mayor Mr. Kenji Hongoya will be in attendance to award the winner's trophy.

Entrance to the track is affordable and can be paid at the gate on the day.
Date: Saturday September 10th, 2016 (scheduled for the second half of the day's race timetable)
Venue: Nakayama Race Track, Funabashi City

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。Horse Racing in Japan website


日時: 28年9月10日(当日のスケジュールの後半に行う予定)
場所: 中山競馬場、船橋市

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。中山競馬場に関する情報へ

3. 'MIEA Around the World' intercultural lecture - "A journey around Scotland" MIEA世界めぐり、「スコットランドの話を英語で聴いてみよう!」

The Matsudo International Exchange Association (MIEA) runs an intercultural lecture series called 'MIEA Sekai Meguri', or 'MIEA Around the World'. They invite international guest speakers to first introduce their country and culture to a local audience in English, and then participate in a Q&A session regarding their lecture.

The lecture on Saturday September 3rd will be about Scotland! Click on the link below for more detailed information.

MIEA Intercultural Lecture Series

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。MIEA homepage

松戸国際交流協会(MIEA)は、「MIEA 世界めぐり」と呼ばれる異文化レクチャー・シリーズを提供しています。ゲスト・スピーカーとして自国の文化の紹介をQ&Aの参加を外国人に依頼し、国際交流協会員と一般の方にも公開している大人気のシリーズです。9月3日(土曜)のレクチャーはスコットランドの紹介になります。詳しくは以下のリンクをご覧ください。


外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。MIEAのホームページ

4. Paradise Air Short Stay Program, artists in residence パラダイス・エアのアーティスト・イン・レジデンス

Paradise Air boasts a full Short Stay Program calendar for the month of September, with five foreign artists due to complete a residency -

Mauro Arrighi (1st-14th September)
Nationality: Italian
Speciality: Musician and video maker

Sui Zhen & band (1st-14th September)
Nationality: Australian
Speciality: Musician

Alia Ali (16th-30th September)
Nationality: American
Speciality: Multi-media artist

Julia Lia Walter (20th-30th September)
Nationality: German
Speciality:Painter and video artist

Laura Carvalho (20th September - 4th October)
Nationality: Brazilian
Speciality: Production designer & colour researcher

Visit the Paradise Air website for full profiles and further information. Also keep an eye on their Facebook page for details about exhibitions, lectures and other opportunities to meet the visiting artists.

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。Paradise Air official website パラダイス・エアの公式ウエブサイト

外部サイトへリンク 新規ウインドウで開きます。Paradise Air Facebook page パラダイス・エアのFacebook

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