Osaka Auto Messe 2020 | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS

Osaka Auto Messe 2020 | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS


Held every year since 1997 (Heisei 9) as the CAR AND CUSTOMIZING MOTOR SHOW, it is one of the biggest events in the Kansai and attracts more than 200,000 visitors annually.

“Customize” means “to rebuild a car the way one likes.”

A single automobile is made up of between 20,000 and 30,000 individual parts.
And those parts can be roughly divided up into 3 types, parts for the exterior, for the interior, and for the engine and drive train.
Making your own car according to your personal preferences by replacing any of those separate parts is what it means to “customize” a car.

“Dress-up” and “Tuning” are words that are often used to mean the same thing as “Customizing.” When we customize the way a car looks to the eye, we call it “Dressing-up.” When we customize the engine’s power and the car’s running performance, we call it “Tuning.” And the replacement parts we use to customize a car we call “custom parts” (or “after parts”).

The OSAKA AUTOMESSE is a motor show based around the theme of customizing. It brings together a huge assortment of custom parts and accessories that will make the car you normally drive more and even more enjoyable. Be sure to come and find your own special “customization” that meets your desires at the Osaka Automesse.



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Wakakusa Yamayaki 2020(Nara) | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS

Wakakusa Yamayaki 2020(Nara) | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS


The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an annual festival during which the grass on the hillside of Nara’s Mount Wakakusayama is set on fire. The mountain is located at the eastern end of Nara Park, and when it is set alight it can be seen throughout the city. The burning of the mountain itself is preceded by a fireworks display. The festival takes place every year on the 4th Saturday of January, but may be delayed to a later date in case of bad weather.

Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple and Kasuga Shrine are all involved with the ceremonies of the festival. The Wakakusa Yamayaki has been taking place for hundreds of years and its precise origins are unclear. One theory claims that the burning of the mountainside began during boundary conflicts between Nara’s great temples, while another claims the fires were used to drive away wild boars.

※Video is a thing of the past.



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JAPAN BREWERS CUP FESTIVAL 2020

JAPAN BREWERS CUP FESTIVAL 2020


Japan Brewers Cup 2019
Venue: Osanbashi Hall
Committee chair: Suzuki Shinya

Schedule:
Thu, Jan. 24th, 10 am to 6 pm (Only Judging)
Fri, Jan. 25th, 4 pm to 10 pm
Sat, Jan. 26th, 11 am to 9 pm
Sun, Jan. 27th, 11 am to 7 pm
Entry: ¥500

35 Japanese craft breweries, 1 Taiwan brewery, 1 Czech brewery, 6 craft beer importers, 300 total varieties of beer, 5 food vendors

After entry, guests may purchase beer from ¥300 per cup directly from vendors.

This event has a dual purpose; it is a beer competition judged by professionals in the industry and also a beer festival for the general public. The beer competition is held in the morning.

The action shifts in the afternoon to the beer festival, where guests can drink from 250 varieties of craft beer. Most single cups are around ¥500 (prices vary for each vendor). During the festival, the results of the morning competition are announced and an awards ceremony is held for the winning breweries. Note: there were many entries this time from breweries that are not necessarily serving at the festival so the awards may not go to a participating brewery.

In addition to having a spirited competition for breweries, it is our goal to provide guests the opportunity to enjoy the very beers being judged. If you are interested in the competition, by all means please come. After watching the judges analyze the beers, enjoy some beer while waiting for the results.



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Fukuroda Falls Winter Illumination 2019

Fukuroda Falls Winter Illumination 2019


Fukuroda Falls light up was redesigned. Masaaki Aiba, famous lightning engineer has charge of lightning. KAITO has charge of music. He is also famous as DJ and photographer.
They will be creates the fukuroda falls in magical world!

About Fukuroda Falls (Wikipedia)
Fukuroda Falls (袋田の滝 Fukuroda-no-taki) are located in Ibaraki Prefecture in the town of Daigo (大子町 Daigo-machi?), district Fukuroda (袋田). The Taki River (滝川 Taki-gawa) has its source spring just above the falls. The river flows through the falls and ultimately joins a major Kuji river (久慈川 Kuji-gawa).
The width of the falls is 73 m, while the height reaches 120 m. During winter the falls may freeze. The falls are ranked as the third most beautiful waterfall in Japan, coming after Kegon Falls (華厳滝 Kegon-no-taki) and Nachi Falls (那智滝 Nachi-no-taki).
To get there by car, go up the Joban Expressway to the Naka Interchange and exit back towards Tsukuba. Turn right at the first main road and then again right on Route 118 a couple of km up from there. Continue up 118 through Omiya for about 35 km. The falls are to the right just shortly before you get to Daigo.
The closest train station is Fukuroda JR station located 2 kilometers away.



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Enjoy Sake for Twenties 2020 in Shibuya Scramble Square!

Enjoy Sake for Twenties 2020 in Shibuya Scramble Square!


Tasty! Fun! Friendly!
Easy to understand and enjoy SAKE to all level.
The SAKE experience event and seminar for twenties in Shibuya Scramble Square, Tokyo.

15:00-18:50 0n Saturday, February 8th, 2020

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Let’s get SAKE started with Tasty! Fun! Friendly!
New SAKE Experiences for Twenties!
Interact with the same generation and opinion leaders
through sake tasting, seminar, and group work.
Open to all SAKE level.
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Let’s get SAKE started through the event with your Friends!

[Get to know the Attractiveness and Enjoyment of SAKE !]
Akira Fukuzawa, the experienced sake lover, Tetsuyuki Tachikawa, the representative of new sake generation, and Hiroshi Ochi, the brewer of Ishizuchi in Ehime, will introduce the attractiveness of sake and how to enjoy sake through their experiences.

[SAKE and I with “Now” and “Future”]
Discuss sake in your life with opinion leaders and other participants in each group.
Talk casually about sake in your daily life and for your future, and interact with people through chatting and activity.
Activity is writing a letter to your and sake’s future.
You will get it three years later.

[Experience the Attractiveness and Enjoyment of SAKE!]
With knowledge of sake you get from the Part One and Two, try sake and food-pairings practically at the experience booths.
Make friends with the same generation and have fun with trying sake at the party.

Date
15:00-18:50 0n Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Venue
Shibuya Scramble Square 15th Floor SCRAMBLE HALL
Participants
100 people
Event Qualification
Age range 20-29 years (Students or non-students)
The event is only in Japanese.
Attendance Fee
1,000yen per person
including sake, glassware, sake-pairing light meal, textbook, and Consumption Tax 10%
Requirements
1 Group is for 2 or 3 people only
Please invite your friend in twenties

Register from PassMarket website by 12:00 on January 23th.
https://passmarket.yahoo.co.jp/event/show/detail/01150s10pvz6c.html
In case of many applications, we will hold a draw for place allocation.
The fee will not be refunded.
Pre-questionnaire submission is required.
This event is strictly U20. ID is required upon entry.



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Yuki-doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival) 2020

Yuki-doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival) 2020


Hirosaki Castle, a famous scenic spot for cherry blossoms, is a spectacular sight in winter. Founded in 1977, the Hirosaki Yuki-doro Festival is one of the 5 great snow festivals in the Michinoku area. Residents make the lanterns for the Yuki-doro Festival during the long, cold winters of the northland to make it even more enjoyable. At nights during the severe winter, the snow covered castle towers and old pine trees are lit up to produce a fantastic and poetic sense of nostalgia. Around the lotus pond that extends from the castle keep to Iwaki Mountain, miniature snow houses with candles inside are placed in a line to create a mystic atmosphere of snow and light. At the main venue around the fourth tower, many fun snow events take place, such as displays of snow statues in the shape of historical buildings, and a huge slide.

*The 5 great snow festivals in the Michinoku area
Hachinohe Enburi (Aomori)
Yuki-doro Festival (Snow Lantern Festival) (Aomori)
Iwate snow festival (Iwate)
Namahage Sedo Festival (Akita)
Yokote Snow Festival (Kamakura, Bonden) (Akita)



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