Fancy a chance to see some kagura?
Don’t miss this opportunity to see traditional Shinto dancing on Saturday, 7th October, in Namino, Aso!
See the blog and flyer for more information. (The blog is in English and French, the flyer is in Japanese.)
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The second annual Junior High School Higokko Wakuwaku English Camp was held on Saturday, October 29. Junior High School students interested in English came from all over Kumamoto Prefecture to the camp to enjoy using English and learning about other cultures.
Our favorite mascot, Kumamon, joined the party! Feel free to check out some photos from the camp.
The Yatsushiro Fireworks Festival will be held Saturday, October 15 from 18:00 to 20:15. This is the largest fireworks show in Kyushu and each year pyrotechnicians from across Japan compete to produce the most spectacular fireworks displays.
The fireworks will be shot off over the Kuma River in Yatsushiro City (near the Kuma River Green Area Park, 八代球磨川河川緑地). The festival may be accessed by train (get off at Yatsushiro Station) or by car (free parking will be available in some areas). This event is extremely popular, so expect roads and trains to be very crowded.
Should there be severe weather, the festival will be postponed to Saturday, November 5.
More information is available here (Japanese).