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Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

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Local Event Information

Event information from Iwakuni City Hall
November 2

Free Space Sunday Market
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the parking lot of Toge-no-chaya, Jinseki Kogen-cho, Jinseki-gun, Hiroshima Pref.
This is the flea market event. You may be able to find your treasure here.
For more information, contact NPO Hiroshima Nanohana Project at 084-955-8020.
URL: http://www.kankou.pref.hiroshima.jp/sys/data?page-id=13191.

November 9 Hagi Jidai Matsuri (Hagi Festival of Ages)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the site of Hagi Castle, Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.
The daimyo’s procession, with more than 200 people, will walk through the city.
For more information, contact the tourism section of Hagi City at 0838-25-3139.
URL: http://hagishi.com/search/detail.php?d=900036

2014 Kure Food Festival
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kuramoto Street, Kure City, Hiroshima Pref.
This is the annual autumn food event. You can enjoy the tastes of Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, and all over the world. The flea market will be held too.
For more information, contact the Kure Festival Association at 0823-21-0151.
URL: http://www.kurenavi.jp/html/topics_info031.html
November 16 Kuragake Matsuri
From 9 a.m. at the Kids Museum , Kuga, Iwakuni City.
The main attraction of the event is the parade with 40 warriors, including Americans from MCAS Iwakuni. Other performances are the brass band music performance, Kuga Daiko, Yazu Kagura, and so on. 
For more information, contact the community promotion section of Kuga Branch, Iwakuni City Hall at 0827-82-2511.
URL: http://www.oidemase.or.jp/tourism-information/spots/11229
From November 17, 2014  – January 3, 2015 Hiroshima Dreamination 2014 (Holiday season’s illumination)
At the Heiwa Odori (Peace Boulevard), Hiroshima City. 
The Christmas illumination decorates with 1,400,000 bulbs at the Heiwa Odori (Peace Boulevard), Hiroshima City.
The lighting up ceremony is from 6 p.m., Nov. 17.
For more information, contact the executive committee of the Hiroshima Lighting Up  at 082-247-6805.
URL: http://www.dreamination.com/
November 18 – 20 Ebisuko (the fete in honor of Ebisu)
10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the Ebisu Shrine, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City.
This is one of the three major festivals in Hiroshima and has more than 400 years of history. The Ebisu is the god of thriving business, so the shopping streets around the Ebisu shrine have a big sale on these three days.
For more information, contact Ebisu Shrine at 082-241-6268.
URL: http://www.chushinren.jp/eventinfo/ebisu.htm
November 29 - 30 Majestic Classic in Hiroshima 2014, produced by Eiji Oue
At Hiroshima City Hall, Hiroshima International Conference Center, and nine other places in Hiroshima City. 1 – 4 p.m. on 29, 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on 30.
This is a free relya concert by Eiji Oue, the world-famous conductor, with the chamber orchestra at 11 places in Hiroshima City ((1,000 yen at the Hiroshima International Conference Hall).
For more information, contact the executive committee of Majestic Classic in Hiroshima at 082-244-0750.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/%E5%A8%81%E9%A2%A8%E5%A0%82%E3%80%85%E3%82%AF%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B7%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-in-Hiroshima/139803392893763
December 7 Iwakuni Masterpiece Concert by Hiroshima Philharmonic Orchestra
Doors open at 2 p.m., the concert starts at 3 p.m. at the concert hall, Shinfonia Iwakuni.
The conductor is Orie Suzuki and flute is Maiko Noguchi.
For more information, contact Shinfonia Iwakuni at 0827-29-1600,
URL: http://www.sinfonia-iwakuni.com/calendar/2014/12/011622.html
January 10, 2015 Kewpie Special New Year Concert 2014 by Volksoper Symphonieorchester Wien
Doors open at 1:30 p.m., the concert starts at 2 p.m. at the concert hall, Shinfonia Iwakuni.
The dance will be performed by Volksoper Symphonieorchester Ballet Company. The conductor is Rudolf Bibl, soprano is Andrea Rost, and tenor is Mehrzad Montazeri.
For more information, contact Shinfonia Iwakuni at 0827-29-1600.
URL: http://www.sinfonia-iwakuni.com/calendar/2015/01/011383.html