Fantastic Iwate

June 6, 2019 (Thu) - March 31, 2020 (Tue)


[Hanamaki]
Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura, Miyazawa Kenji Ihatov Museum, Hanamaki City Culture hall

[Tono]
Tono Monogatari-no-yakata (Tono Folktale and Storytelling Center), Tono General welfare Center

[Yahaba]
Tokutan Castle ruins

[Miyako]
Jodogahama Beach(designated as National Site of Scenic Beauty), other venues

[Kamaishi]
Kamaishi Civic Hall, TETTO

[Rikuzentakata]
Yume Arena Takata


Creating a new art made of Iwate’s history and culture that demonstrate its rich perspective on nature, inspired by its generous Sanriku sea and historical environment, and on the themes related to Iwate like the legends of Tono and the fairy tales of Kenji Miyazawa. We will unveil and show to the world a recovering and reconstructing Iwate, disaster-stricken area.

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2019
Organized by the Executive Committee of Shiawaseizurukuni IWATE (Iwate, Land of the Rising Happiness)


Hanamaki

IHATOV FESTIVAL 2019

August 31, 2019 (Sat) –September 1, 2019 (Sun)

Presentation of various arts like music, visuals and literature, and the world of art of Kenji MIYAZAWA and what it connects to, through talk shows, live and visual events, along with successful guests actively engaged in the forefront of these fields. A multi-angled approach on Kenji’s world of art.

Special event space in Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura

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Hanamaki

ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Hanamaki
“Miyazawa Kenji and Takahata Isao”

Special project showing masterpieces of Isao TAKAHATA, greatest animation director Kenji MIYAZAWA loved, and Japanese and foreign animated short films that same director loved. The opening event “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” will be shown on big screen, under the starry sky of Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura.


●OPENING EVENT
September 7, 2019 (Sat)
Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura/ outdoor theater

●Hanamaki City premiere
September 29, 2019 (Sun)
Hanamaki City Culture hall/ Medium hall

●ANIMATION FESTIVAL
October 5, 2019 (Sat) – November 3, 2019 (Sun)
Miyazawa Kenji Ihatov/ house hall

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Hanamaki

Masafumi GOTOH’s “Ginga-tetsudo-no-hoshi (Stars of the Milky Way Railway)” original images exhibition

Original images exhibition at Kenji’s School, on the theme of ”Ginga-tetsudo-no-hoshi (Stars of the Milky Way Railway)”, a picture story remixed from Kenji MIYAZAWA’s masterpiece “Ginga-tetsudo-no-yoru (Night of the Milky Way Railway)”, made by Masafumi GOTOH, leader of the major Japanese rock band ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION.

August 31, 2019 (Sat) - September 30, 2019 (Mon)

Miyazawa Kenji Dowa Mura/ Kenji’s School

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Tono

Tono Culture Forum
A gift from Chuichiro TAKEDA, father of Tohoku’s folk songs “Lullabies and folk songs”

While discovering all the efforts of Chuichiro TAKEDA, born in Tono and said to be the father of Tohoku’s folk songs, people will be able to enjoy the performance of folk singer Naoyuki HARADA, the talk between Gyouji OSADA, music culture researcher, and Yoshiko NISHIDATE, director of the Japan Lullaby Association, as well as the Tono Boys and Girls Choir performing children’s songs and lullabies handed down in the region of Tono.

August 10, 2019 (Sat)

Tono Citizen Center, Grand Hall

* This event is over.

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Tono

Live Performance Festival on Tono Monogatari
(the Legends of Tono)
“The Karma Exposer”

The combination of the unique world of BUTOU, body art originating from Japan, with the emotion and fantasy of Tono Monogatari (the Legends of Tono).

October 12, 2019 (Sat), October 14, 2019 (Mon)
October 19, 2019 (Sat) - October 20, 2019 (Sun)

Tono Monogatari-no-yakata (Tono Folktale and Storytelling Center)/ Tonoza

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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Tono

Live Performance Festival on Tono Monogatari (the Legends of Tono)
“The world of “Tono Monogatari” told by contemporary storytellers and voice actors”

Animation voice actors, who can now be defined as contemporary storytellers, performing an original readers’ theater on Tono Monogatari (the Legends of Tono).

October 26, 2019 (Sat) - October 27, 2019 (Sun)

Tono Monogatari-no-yakata (Tono Folktale and Storytelling Center)/ Tonoza

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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Tono

Live Performance Festival on Tono Monogatari (the Legends of Tono)
”Tono Monogatari (Legends of Tono) accessible to all”

Workshops on dramatic reading and dancing easily accessible to enable people visually impaired, people with physical disability, to participate as well.

October 9, 2019 (Wed) - October 11, 2019 (Fri)

Tono General welfare Center

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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Yahaba

Shiwa cultural heritage week “Tokutan Castle Festival”

Talk event and traditional arts performance themed on the history of “Tokutan Castle”, last line of defense of the Japanese nation under the Ritsuryo codes and celebrating its 50th anniversary since it was designated as National Historic Site, and the culture of sake brewing as home to Nanbu Toji (a major group of master brewers).

October 5, 2019 (Sat)

Special stage at the Tokutan Castle ruins

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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Miyako

Sanriku Festival – Entertainment and gifts from the sea –
“Jodogahama classic arts theatre”

Kabuki dance and special performances of traditional arts of Sanriku and Iwate and of other prefectures, will take place at Jodogahama, Sanriku’s major scenic spot. A Gourmet Food Fair will also be held at the same time, for people to enjoy all the charms of Sanriku’s food.

March 22, 2020 (Sun)

Special stage in Jodogahama, designated as National Site of Scenic Beauty

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.


Kamaishi

10th National Toramai (tiger dance) Festival
- Back to the roots of Toramai -

A festival in Kamaishi, home to Toramai (tiger dance), a major traditional art of Sanriku, where Toramai tiger dances of the prefecture and from all over the country gather all together for the occasion.

October 6, 2019 (Sun)

Kamaishi Civic Hall, TETTO

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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Rikuzentakata

Sanriku Tradtional Arts Festival

Great festival featuring Sanriku’s and Iwate’s arts, withToyama’s “Etchu Yatsuo Owara Preservation Society” and performances with Kabuki actors as guests.

March 21, 2020(Sat)

Yume Arena Takata

* Detailed contents will be announced as soon as they are determined.

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