BANSUI-SO 9:00-18:00 Closed: No Closing Day in October
<Oct. 1, 14:00> Torazo-bushi Concert/ 3000yen (advance ticket 2,500yen)
<Oct. 2, 13:30> Matsuyama-Niko-no-Kai Concert/ Free
<Oct. 3-4, 9:00-18:00> Exhibition of the original design for the Prefectural
Cultural festival cover booklet *Award ceremony, Oct. 3, 16:30
<Oct. 7-10, 9:00-18:00 > Sogetsusoryu Flower Arrangement Exhibtion 90th Anniversary
/ Free *on last day, closes at 16:00
Adult 1500yen (Advance ticket 1000yen), Student 1000yen (Advance ticket 500yen)
October 5 13:00- 16:00-
Jazz Concert Free
MASAKI SOGO BUNKA CENTER
October 1 14:30-16:30 Matsuyama Mandolin Club Concert Free
October 3 18:30-
Noh Play by Firelight
A- seats: 6,000 yen B-seats: 4,500 yen C-seats: 3,000 yen
Standing: 1,000 yen
TOONSHI CHUO KOUMINKAN
October 6, 19:00~
Contrabass Ensemble Concert
Adults: 1,500 yen High school students: 500 yen
Junior high school students and younger: Free
NHK BS Premium
Morning Movie Theater
Oct.8 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS 2013 U.S.A. 8:30-10:45
Daytime Movie Theater
Oct. 3 DIRTY HARRY 1971 U.S.A. 13:00-14:44
4 MAGNUM FORCE 1973 U.S.A. 13:00-15:04
5 THE ENFORCER 1976 U.S.A. 13:00-14:38
6 SUDDEN IMPACT 1983 U.S.A. 13:00-14:58
7 THE DEAD POOL 1988 U.S.A. 13:00-14:32
Midnight Movie Theater
Oct. 7 THE DEPARTED 2006 U.S.A. 24:15-26:47
NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
K.C.UNDERCOVER 19:25-19:50 Wednesdays
CURIOUS GEORGE (THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR 10/8~) 8:35-9:00 Saturdays
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
DRAMATIC EARTH 19:00-19:45 Saturdays
NHK General TV (Channel 1)
NEWS 7 19:00-19:30 Mon. -Sun.
NEWS WATCH 9 21:00-22:00 Mon. -Fri.
DOWNTON ABBEY (THE MASKETEERS 5/1~) 23:00-23:55 Sun.
OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-986-6633
KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-911-0066
SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-990-1513
CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI０８ Tel. 089-984-2211
>>Oct.>> SULLY [Hadosongawa no Kiseki] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Oct.1>> ANGRY BIRDS Masaki & Shigenobu
Oct.1-14 KINGSGLAIVE: Final Fantasy XV Masaki only
>>Oct.6 GODS OF EGYPT Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Oct.7 RACE [Eiko no Runner/1935Berlin] Okaido only
>>Oct.7 DARK PLACES Okaido only
Oct.7>> JASON BOURNE Kinuyama & Masaki
Oct.8-21 WHILE WE’RE YOUNG [Young Adult New York] Okaido only
Oct.8-21 TRUTH [News no SHinsou] Okaido only
Oct.15-28 DARE TO BE WILD [Flower Show] Okaido only
>>Oct.21 THE BEATLES: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years Masaki only
>>Oct.27 THE BFG [Big Frendly Giant] Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Oct.28 SUICIDE SQUAD Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Oct.28 MECHANIC: Resurrection [Mechanic World Fashion] Shigenobu only
★10AM. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai).
★OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing every week on Saturday.
>>Oct.7 DEAD POETS SOCIETY [Ima wo Ikiru]
CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Mid. Oct. OZU AUTUMN EVENT IMOTAKI (taroimo stew)
At Nyoho-ji (temple) riverside , Ozu City Evening-21:00
You can enjoy a long autumn night with your family or friends chatting and tasting traditional imotaki under the beautiful moonlight in the cool breeze. Near here you can see Garyu Sanso, which is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. You need to make a reservation as a group of more than five members. Fee: 2,000 yen
Further information: Ozu City Kanko-Kyokai Tel. 0893-24-2664
-Oct.10 KAWAUCHI IMOTAKI 18:00-22:00
At Chado Park on the Shigenobu river Toon City
Enjoy the refreshing autumn breeze from the river. Taroimo stew with thirteen ingredients and udon nooddles are delicious. You need to make a reservation. Fee: 1,600 yen
Further information: Kawauchi Imotaki Reservation Center Tel. 089-966-5288
Oct.10 TAIIKU NO HI (Athletic Day) National Holiday
This holiday was established to encourage people to participate in athletic activities. Many athletic events are held on this day all over Japan.
AKI MATSURI (Autumn Festival)
Autumn festivals are held all over Japan and people thank the gods for the harvest and their health. Visitors often wonder why the gods are treated so roughly in many of the festivals listed below. It is a way of showing one’s determination and bravery for the benefit of the gods. One’s sincerity is reflected in the vigorous handling of mikoshi (portable shrines).
MATSUYAMA AKI MATSURI Matsuyama City
Oct. 5-7 Matsuyama City / Oct.8-10 Hojo District / Oct.1-2 Gogoshima
/ Oct.8-9 Nakajima
Mitsu Itsukushima Shrine (Mitsu) (Tel. 089-951-1471)
7th 0:30 Toramai (a ritual dance with a tiger’s mask)
It was started about 400 years ago as a local entertainment in Mitsu.
1:00 Miyadashi (leaving the shrine) and Hachiawase.
4 mikoshi are brought out and they are rammed into each other.
21:00 Miyairi (return to the shrine) The portable shrines are returned .
Isaniwa Shrine and Yu Shrine (Near Dogo-onsen Station)
7th 5:30 Miyadashi and kakikurabe In front of Dogo-onsen Station 8 mikoshi ram into each other.
9:00 Each mikoshi is carried around its neighborhood.
Isaniwa Shrine （Tel. 089-947-7447） / Yu Shrine (Tel. 089-921-0480)
Katsuoka Hachiman Shrine (Near Katsuoka Menkyo Center) (Tel. 089-978-1123)
This event is an intangible cultural folk property of Matsuyama.
7th 6:00 Miyadashi
7:30 Itaibashiri Itaibashiri has a 200-year history. 6 mikoshi are carried from the
shrine one by one along the sando (approach) for 150 meters, by about 10 young
men each. They run straight ahead, holding the mikoshi high without
16:30 Kawagari Purification of mikoshi in the river before miyairi on the riverbed beside Anjoji shukaijo (community house)
Transportation: Take a bus from Shieki gate #5 bound for the Menkyo (Driver’s License) Center and get off at the Menkyo Center bus stop.
1-2 Funakoshi Wakehime Shrine (Gogoshima Island) (Tel. 089-961-2001)
1st 13:00 Funa-odori (dance on boat) Kabuki and original Japanese dances are
performed silently on a floating pier. This event is connected with Iyo Suigun,
ancient marine guards and it is an intangible cultural property of Ehime
2nd 6:00 Miyadashi 14:00 Miyairi
8-10 Kunitsuhikonomikoto Shrine (Hojo) (Tel. 089-992-1202)
9th 6:00 Miyadashi
Danjiri and mikoshi are carried to the sound of fire bells and drums, so this festival is called a fire festival.
After Miyadashi, 4 mikoshi are carried around the district in company with
Inoki daimajin (demon mask) with a green bamboo stick.
9:00 Ohikiage (pulling up from the water)
The mikoshi are thrown into the sea and pulled up with a help of
daimajin and a ritual starts.
15:00 Danjiri Toitsu Kakikurabe All danjiri (see SAIJO AUTUMN FESTIVAL)
and mikoshi gather in front of Hojo Furusato-kaikan.
Mikoshi Otoshi 4 mikoshi are thrown down from the top of the 39 stone
stairs of the shrine again and again till they are broken and the ‘goshintai’ (god’s spirit) inside is thrown out. Young men fight roughly to get the goshintai.
8-10 Kashima shrine (Kashima Island) (Tel. 089-992-0896)
The portable shrine from Kashima Shrine is taken on board and the boats sail on the sea for about one hour.
10th 5:00 Miyadashi
16:00 Kaineri-odori (a dance using a wand with hemp and paper streamers used in
Shinto ceremonies) is performed on the leading boat called kaineri-sen. Then Mikoshi Misogi (purification bath of the mikoshi) is held at the Myojo River. The mikoshi is thrown into the river several times to “bathe” it. Then it is carried on boat to the main building of Kashima Shrine on the island.
This is an intangible cultural property of Ehime Prefecture.
Transportation: Take a JR local train bound for Imabari and get off at Iyo Hoji.
Taxi:Iyo Hojo—–Kunitsuhikonomikoto Shrine (10 minutes)
Ferry:Hojo Port (near JR Sta.)—–Kashima (5 minutes)
On foot:JR Sta.—–Myojo River (5 minutes)
6. FLEAMARKET & On SALE
MATSUYAMA MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
<Oct. 4-8> 10:00-19:00 ” Secondhand Book Fair”
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Oct. 2, 9,16,23 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (interpreted in English on PC)
Oct. 30 13:30~14:45 Worship in English.
Matsuyama Fukuin Center
Place: Heiwa-dori 1-6-6 Tel: 089-925-1008
You are most welcome to our church! Please visit our blog. http://praisefellowship.seesaa.net/
Hello! We are Nihongo Chounaikai. We hold regular gatherings for both Japanese and non-Japanese people to communicate and share information. No booking is necessary, just come!
Here is the schedule for September:
Time/Place 10:00 – 11:30
October 4 (Tue)
10:00 EPIC Entrance 【Activity】 Autumn is the season for sports! Let’s go to Dogo Park and enjoy exercising together.
※If it rains, we will stay at EPIC and have a chat. In that case, we’ll go to Dogo Park on October 18.
October 18 (Tue)
EPIC 2F 【Let’s Talk】 What’s your favorite way to enjoy the autumn season? Sports, reading or food? Tell us!
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will be announced in Facebook the night before.
We are studying Bushido by Nitobe Inazo in English. We will meet at 10:00 on October 12 in the COMs building.
INFO Ms. Toda at 089-931-6037 or MIC at 089-943-2025.
Matsuyama City Library
The city library in the Community Center has a large English book section.
You can register for a free library card in English.
The 2nd floor Audio/Visual section has movies in English.
Open 9:30-8:00 (the A/V section closes at 5:00.)
Closed: Oct. 3, 17, 24, 28, 31