Day 2

1 September (Sun.)

Special event space in Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura


Salyu (Singer)

Made her début in April 2000 as Lily Chou-Chou. A film was released called “All About Lily Chou-Chou” directed by Shunji Iwai featuring Lily Chou-Chou in its entirety. Her song “Kaifuku-suru-kizu, (The Wound That Heals)” was chosen as soundtrack for the film “Kill Bill” in 2003. Made her début as Salyu in 2004 under the production of Takeshi Kobayashi, leading music producer in Japan. Released “toU” in 2006 as Bank Band with Salyu. Gained great attention for her powerful voice in her duet with Kazutoshi Sakurai of Mr.Children. Released “s(o)un(d)beams” in 2011 under the name of salyu×salyu, a joint production with Cornelious (Keigo Oyamada). Noticed by many music fans, creators from Japan and overseas. Now in 2019, celebrating her 15th Anniversary since her début, is actively engaging in live concerts including the full orchestra concerts billboard classics series and acoustic live tours, broadening her world perspective with the sound of her voice so special to her.


She made her first performance in Kamaishi, Iwate in July, which was a great success; she played in “Yojigen-no-Kenji (Kenji in Four Dimensions)”, a stage production out of the ordinary, based on various works of Kenji Miyazawa, written by the thinker Shinichi Nakazawa, and shaped into an opera by Takeshi Kobayashi. It is scheduled to be performed in Shiogama, Miyagi, on September 22nd and 23rd.

HP  http://salyu.jp/


Keyboards:Makoto MINAGAWA


Cello:Seigen TOKUZAWA

Toshio SUZUKI (Executive Director and Producer of Studio Ghibli)

Born in 1948 in Nagoya city. After graduating Keio University, Faculty of Literature, joined Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. After “Weekly Asahi Geino”, took part in the launch of “Animage”. While being Deputy Editor, Editor-in-Chief, involved in the works of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, on the making of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, “Grave of the Fireflies”, “My Neighbor Totoro” among others.


He participated in founding Studio Ghibli in 1985, and officially joined the same in 1989. Thereafter, produced almost all movies. Currently Executive Director and Producer of STUDIO GHIBLI INC.


His works include “Shigoto-doraku, shinpan, Studio-Ghibli-no-genba (Mixing work with pleasure  My life at Studio Ghibli)” (Iwanami shinsho), “Ghibli-no-tetsugaku – Kawarumono-to-kawaranai-mono (Ghibli’s Philosophy: Things That Change and Things That Don’t)” (Iwanami Shoten, Publishers.), “Ghibli-no-nakama-tachi (My Friends at Ghibli)” (Shincho Shinsho), “Ghibli-no-bungaku (Ghibli’s Literature)” (Iwanami Shoten, Publishers.), “Jinsei-wa-tannaru-karasawagi – kotoba-no-mahou (Life is just a fuss and magic of words)” (KADOKAWA), “Zen-to-Ghibli (Zen and Ghibli)” (Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd.), “Minami-no-kuni-no-Kanyada(Kanyada of the Southern Country)” (SHOGAKUKAN Inc.), “Tensai-no-shikou  Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki (Genius Thinking  Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki)” (Bunshun shinsho) among others.

Motion picture on screen: “I Was Born, But..”

The world of adults depicted through the eyes of children. Timeless masterpiece directed by Yasujiro Ozu, still considered as the best silent film of all.


Office worker Yoshii moves with his family in a new residential area in the suburbs of Tokyo. Siblings in elementary school, Ryoichi and Keiji, fights repeatedly with children from their neighborhood.


One day, during a 16 mm movie screening at the house of the managing director Iwasaki, Ryoichi saw how servile his father appeared and blames him for being a coward.


The movie starts with a humorous half that shows children trying to act big and intimidating each other, then takes on a serious touch through the children blaming their fathers and denouncing with irony the world of adults.


A comical and satiric drama about a father and his sons. Won the Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film of the Year.


©1932 SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd.


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Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura
26-19 Takamatsu, Hanamaki-shi, Iwate prefecture

Shuttle bus

Section Hanamaki station ←→ Even venue
Hours of operation Hanamaki station → Event venue (outward)
1:45 p.m. → 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.→ 2:45 p.m.
3:15 p.m.→ 3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.→ 4:15 p.m.
4:45 p.m.→ 5:00 p.m.

Even venue → Hanamaki station (return)
6:00 p.m.→ 6:15 p.m.
6:45 p.m.→ 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.→ 7:45 p.m.
8:15 p.m.→ 8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.→ 9:15 p.m.
Price Free of charge
Section Shin-Hanamaki station ←→ Event venue
Hours of operation 13:40 Departure from Shin-Hanamaki station, service every 20 minutes
Last service will leave the event venue at 9:10 p.m.
Price Free of charge
Section Temporary parking lots (Hanamaki Nitobe Memorial Hall/ Yazawa baseball stadium) ←→ Event venue
Hours of operation 13:40 Departure from temporary parking lots, service every 20 minutes
Last service will leave the event venue at 9:10 p.m.
Price Free of charge


Hanamaki city official website

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Sponsored by The Kenji Festival Executive Committee
Endorsed by IWATE NIPPO, Morioka General Bureau of the Asahi Shimbun, Morioka General Bureau of the Mainichi Shimbun, Morioka General Bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Morioka General Bureau of the Sankei Shimbun, Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co., Iwate Nichinichi Shimbun, NHK Morioka Broadcasting station, IBC Iwate Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Television Iwate Corp., Iwate Menkoi Television Co., Ltd., Iwate Asahi TV Co., Ltd., FM Iwate Broadcasting Company, Hanamaki Cable Television, Sunday Taimusu, Morioka Taimusu, FM Hanamaki (FM One)


The Kenji Festival Executive Committee Secretariat ☎ 0198-24-2111 (Within the Kenji Community Development Section of Hanamaki City)
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