December Articles

December 8, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITION
BANSUI-SO Closed: Dec. 3, 10, 17
<-Dec. 2> Artworks Exhibition *Closing day ends at 15:00
<Dec. 5-9> Chiharu Collection~Japanese Pattern Design / Free
NHK ART GALLERY
<-Dec. 2> Ink Paintings: Flowers and Scenery
<Dec. 4-9> No Exhibition

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
<-Dec. 4> Japanese Paintings by Inokuma Keiko
<Dec. 5-11> Oil and Watercolor Paintings by Kaku Jippo
7th Floor EVENT HALL Admission: Free (-17:00 on the last day of exhibition)
<Dec. 5-11> Tohoku Food Fair
<Dec. 5-11> Sake Fair in 2018

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
<-Dec. 3> Lacquerware by Kodama Koji and Hinako
<Dec. 4-10> Japanese Paintings by Fukumoto Momoe

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
*December 1 14:00-16:00 Oboe Concert Free
*December  1 13:30-16:00 Ehime University Japanese Music Concert Free
COMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
*December 6 10:00-12:00 Matsumoto Norio Alaska Photo Live Free
HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
*December 2 13:30- Ballet Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Dec. 3 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN 1998 U.S.A. 13:00-15:51
4 RAID ON ROMMEL 1971 U.S.A. 13:00-14:39
5 MIDWAY 1976 U.S.A. 13:00-15:13
6 THE HINDENBURG 1975 U.S.A. 13:00-15:06
7 THE HARD WAY 1991 U.S.A. 13:00-14:51

4.THEATER MOVIES
OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-986-6633
KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-911-0066
SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-990-1513
CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI Tel. 089-984-2211

>>Dec.>> FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Dec.>> THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
[Kurumiwari Ningyo to Himitsu no Ohkoku] Kinuyama & Masaki
>>Dec. >> EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY Shigenobu only
>>Dec.6 I KILL GIANTS [Barbara to Kokoro no Kyojin] Shigenobu only
Dec.10-20 FAHRENHEIT 11/9 Okaido only
>>Dec.13 TULIP FEVER Shigenobu only
>>Dec.13 VENOM Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Dec.14>> DESTINATION WEDDING [Otona no Koi wa Mawarimichi] Okaido only
Dec.14>> THE GRINCH Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Dec.20 SEARCHING Masalo only
>>Dec.27 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Masaki & Shigenobu

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Dec.21-Jan.3 FUNNY FACE [Pari no Koibito]

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Dec.1>> SORCERER [Kyofu no Hoshu]

Nov.17-Dec.9 -Matsuyama Cinema Festival2-18-OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
At the door 1,000yen(Adults), 800yen(60 & over), 500yen(Jr. High & Under),
3,600yen for a pack of 6 tickets, 2,800yen for 4 and 1,500yen for 2 in advance

>>Dec.2 10:20-, 13:00-, 19:10- BABY DRIVER
>>Dec.2 10:10-, 16:30-, 19:00- CAPTAIN FANTASTIC [Hajimari eno Tabi]
Dec.3-9 10:00-, 13:00-, 18:50- THE SHAPE OF WATER
5. FESTIVALS
Year-end cleaning
The Dogo bath buildings are cleaned at the end of the year so that everything will be clean for the New Year. Big brooms for cleaning outside are made of bamboo, about 6 meters long and 2 meters wide..
Dec. 4 Dogo-onsen Honkan (main building)
Dec. 5 Dogo-onsen Annex building Asuka-no-yu / Tsubaki-no-yu (Closed on days for cleaning) (Tel. 089-921-5141)
Dec. 16 HOONKO (The memorial service for St. Shinran)
At Enkoji-temple on Gintengai street, near Iyotetsu Matsuyama city station
Furofuki-daikon no osettai 10:00- Fare: Free
Daikon, simmered in kelp broth, with yuzu (citrus) flavored soybean paste on top
St. Shinran (1173-1262) was a Buddist monk of the Kamakura era (1185-1333), who founded the Pure Land sect (Jodo-shinshu). It is said that furofuki-daikon, a dish of simmered daikon, was brought to Shikoku by Ogyu Sorai (1667-1728), who was a famous Confucian in the Edo era (1603-1867), and it is still made today.
Enko-ji temple was built more than 350 years ago. When Matsuyama city was established in 1889 according to the new city-town-village system, the city placed the office here in Enko-ji for about two years until the new office was built. In the precinct stands a stone momument on which “the birthplace of Matsuyama city” is written, and now there are benches and swings for children, giving people a place for relaxation.
Why don’t you give thanks to Buddha and taste furofuki-daikon?

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE
MATSUYAMA MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
COMMUNITY PLAZA
<Dec. 8, 9>10:00-15:00 ‘Fancy’ Market Handmade goods on sale.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Dec. 4, 11, 18 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Dec. 8 (Sat.) 18:30-19:30 Worship in English.
19:30-21:00 Christmas party
Charity Xmas Concert Dec. 15 14:00 and 18:00
The Nankai Telestar Hall (Nishihoribata). Tickets: 1200yen in advance, 1500yen at the door.
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/

MIC Japanese Classes
Japanese language classes are offered for free by the Matsuyama International Center. Babysitting is available for children of one to six yrs. but you need to reserve the service two weeks before class.
Daily Japanese 13:30~15:30 Saturdays
This class offers practice with practical conversation and learning written Japanese.
Dec. 1 Meals, Visits
Dec. 8 Service, Documents
Dec. 15 Events, School
Other Classes
13:00-14:30 Beginning 1 (Tues.)
13:00-14:30 Beginning 2 (Thu.)
14:45-16:15 Beginning 3 (Thu.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning (Tues.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning 2 (Tue.)
PLACE: COMs 4F
INFO MIC 943-2025 Email: mail@mic.ehime.jp

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 9:30-20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed Dec. 3, 10, 17, 29-Jan. 4. INFO 089-943-8008

Nihongo Chounaikai
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!
Dec.4 (Tue) Tea Party Let’s have a chat with a cup of tea!
Time: 10:00~11:30
Place: Ehime-ken Seikatsu Bunka Center
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will beannounced in Facebook the night before.
Email: n.chounaikai@gmail.com (Ayumi MIYATA)
https://www.facebook.com/nihongo.chounaikai

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November Articles

November 6, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO Closed: Nov. 26
Nov. 4, 14:00 Keiseikai Nakama Concert /Free
Nov. 6-11 Yamashita-jyuku Ceramics Exhibition Ⅲ /Free
NHK ART GALLERY
-Nov. 4 Paintings: Oil and Watercolor Paintings, Drawings and Colored-pencil Drawings
Nov. 6-11 Dyed Cloth and Handwoven Fabrics

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY   Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
-Nov. 6 Japanese Paintings by Kita Yoshihiro
Nov. 7-13 Finger Paintings by Hamada Juho

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
-Nov.5 Chinese Ink Paintings by Kodama Shigeruuemon
Chigirie by Imura Sachiko
Chigirie is artwork made from tearing sheets of Japanese paper into pieces
and collaging them to make a picture.
Nov. 6-12 Works by Artist from the Design Department of Tokyo Art University

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
November 1 18:00- Sada Masashi in Concert 8,640 yen
COMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
November 4 16:30- Kodoh Live 5,500 yen

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Nov. 1 UP CLOSE & PERSONAL 1996 U.S.A. 13:00-15:05
2 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT 1992 U.S.A. 13:00-15:05
5 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY 1968 U.S.A. 13:00-15:21
6 2010 1984 U.S.A. 13:00-14:57
7 GALAXY QUEST 1999 U.S.A. 13:00-14:43
8 WATERLOO 1970 Italy-Soviet 13:00-15:15

Night Movie Theater
Nov. 5 UNSTOPPABLE 2010 U.S.A. 21:00-22:40

Midnight Movie Theater
Nov. 2 ONE FROM THE HEART 1982 U.S.A. 24:15-25:55
9 MARIE ANTOINETTE 2006 U.S.A.-France-Japan 24:15-26:19

4.THEATER MOVIES
OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-986-6633
KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-911-0066
SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-990-1513
CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI Tel. 089-984-2211
>>Nov.1 A QUIET PLACE Masaki only
>>Nov.1 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY Kinuyama only
>>Nov.1 TULLY [Tully to Watashi no Himitsu no Jikan] Okaido only
>>Nov.2 BORG MCENROE Okaido only
Nov.2>> VENOM Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Nov.3-15 NOVEMBER CRIMINALS [Criminal Town] Okaido only
>>Nov.8 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN [Pooh to Otona ni natta Boku] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Nov.8 SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO [Damatte Piano wo Hiite kure] Okaido only
>>Nov.8 PLEASE STAND BY [500peiji no Yume no Taba] Okaido only
>>Nov.8 THE EQUALIZER 2 Kinuyama only
Nov.9>> BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Nov.9 BREATHE [Breath Shiawase no Kokyu] Okaido only
>>Nov.16 DEATH WISH Kinuyama only
>>Nov.22 THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS [Lewis to Fushigi no Tokei] Masaki only

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Nov.23-Dec.6 GIANT

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Nov.27>> L.M. MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: FIRE & DEW [Akage no Anne]

Nov.17-Dec.9 -Matsuyama Cinema Festival 2018-OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
At the door 1,000yen(Adults), 800yen(60 & over) 500yen (Jr.High & Under),
3,600yen for a pack of 6 tickets, 2,800yen for 4 and 1,500yen for 2 in advance
Nov.17-25 10:20-, 13:00-, 16:30-, 19:10- THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Nov.17-25
Nov.19-22 15:30-, 18:50-
10:10- IT [“Sore” ga mietara Owari]

5. FESTIVALS
July 14-Dec. 2 THE 24th NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF KAMABOKO-ITA-NO-E
9:00-17:00 (closed on Tuesday) at GALLERY SHIROKAWA Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City
The national exhibition of paintings on kamaboko (fish-paste) boards started about twenty years ago. This year 9,015 paintings were sent from all over the country and abroad. The painting which won the first prize this year is titled “Mukuna shisen (innocent eyes of a child)”. It was painted by Seo Kaede from Gunma Prefecture to represent her three-year-old son. (Tel. 0894-82-1001)

KIKKA-TEN (Chrysanthemum Festival)
Chrysanthemum exhibitions are held in many places. The best time for viewing is from the beginning through the middle of November. The chrysanthemum symbolizes Japan along with the cherry blossom. The Imperial crest is a 16-petal blossom. The flower itself was believed to have medicinal properties and was revered in China.
Oct.27-Nov. 23 Okudogo  9:00-17:00
There are about 7,000 plants of chrysanthemums on display.
Admission: Adults 300 yen Children free (Tel. 089-977-1111)
Nov. 1-30 MOMIJI (maple) FESTIVAL at Inari-yama Park, Niiya、Ozu City
At Niiya Inari-yama Park you can enjoy 3,000 maple trees in their autumn colors. During the festival many street stalls sell local products. (Tel. 0893-24-2664)
Transportation: Take a JR local train south from Matsuyama and get off at Niiya. It is a one-hour and 15-minute ride. It takes 15 minutes on foot from the station.
Nov. 3 BUNKA NO HI (Culture Day) National Holiday Culture Day is held to celebrate the development of culture in Japan. It was established in 1948. Many cultural festivals and events are held at various places on or near this day.

Oct.1-Dec.31 The 30th ANNIVERSARY KENMIN SOGO BUNKASAI (Ehime Pref. Cultural Festival) The purpose of this festival is to promote the culture of Ehime from art to industry. Various events are held in many cities and towns all over Ehime during this time.
THEME: EGAO DE TSUNAGU BUNKA NO CHIKARA
(Connecting with smiling faces: The power of culture)
Nov. 1st -9th Prefectural autumn art exhibition Prefectural Art Museum
Nov.4 10:00-16:00 Kids’ traditional culture Himegin Sub Hall
Nov.11,12 , 18 10:00-15:00 Tea ceremony) Fare: 400 yen
Prefectural Seikatsu-bunka Center near the Kami-ichiman tram station
Nov. 11 14:00-16:30 Brass band concert Himegin Sub Hall
Nov.15 -18 Ehime high school sogo cultural festival Himegin Hall
Nov. 21-26 Cultural exchange with Orenburg State, Russia Himegin Hall
Nov. 24-25 Ehime・Matsuyama sangyo (industry) festival Shiroyama Park, Horinouchi
Nov. 24 16:0018:00 Musical Himegin Sub Hall
Nov.23 -25 Art exhibition by Ehime junior high school students Prefectural Art Museum

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Nov. 4, 11, 18 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Nov. 25 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/

MIC Japanese Classes
Japanese language classes are offered for free by the Matsuyama International Center. Babysitting is available for children of one to six yrs. but you need to reserve the service two weeks before class.
Daily Japanese 13:30~15:30 Saturdays
This class offers practice with practical conversation and learning written Japanese.
Nov. 3 Garbage
Nov. 10 Transportation
Nov. 17 Disasters
Dec. 1 Meals, Visits
Other Classes
13:00-14:30 Beginning 1 (Tues.)
13:00-14:30 Beginning 2 (Thu.)
14:45-16:15 Beginning 3 (Thu.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning (Tues.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning 2 (Tue.)
PLACE: COMs 4F
INFO MIC 943-2025 Email: mail@mic.ehime.jp

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, and 30. INFO 089-943-8008

Nihongo Chounaikai
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!
Nov. 6 (Tue) {Activity} Let’s sing together
Time: 10:00-11:30
Place: Ehime-ken Seikatsu Bunka Center
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will beannounced in Facebook the night before.
Email: n.chounaikai@gmail.com (Ayumi MIYATA)
https://www.facebook.com/nihongo.chounaikai

 

October Articles

October 7, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO Closed: Oct. 1
Oct. 5-8 Sohgetsu-kai Flower Exhibition/Free * Closing day ends at 16:00

NHK ART GALLERY
Oct. 2-7 Chinese Ink Paintings: Scenery and Events of Daily Life.

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY   Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
Oct. 3-9 Ceramic Works by Nakamura Kouhei

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
Oct. 2-8 Japanese Paintings by Takehisa Yumeji.
Yumeji is a painter, designer and poet. His Bijinga paintings are famous for the beautiful,
big-eyed, melancholic women they portray.
Oct. 2-15 Japanese Paintings selected by Mitsukoshi department store

2. PERFPRMANCES
HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
October 4 13:30- Japan & Russia Social Concert Free (Admission ticket)
October 30 14:00- Rakugo Meijinkai 4,000 yen
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
October 2 18:30-
Gekidan Shiki Song & Dance
S- seats: 8,640 yen A-seats: 6,480 yen B-seats: 3,240 yen
BOTCHAN THEATER
October 1-12 26-31 10:30- 14:00-
Musical “Yorokobi no Uta”
Gneral seating: 3,910 yen (Advance: 3,600 yen)
High school students receive 1,230 yen off ticket price
Junior high school students and younger receive 1,750 yen off ticket price
EMIFULL MASAKI
October 3 13:00- 15:00- Jazz Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Oct. 1 BEACHES 1988 U.S.A. 13:00-15:04
2 WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE 1993 U.S.A. 13:00-14:59
3 DAISY MILLER 1974 U.S.A. 13:00-14:32
4 TESS 1979 England-France 13:00-15:53
5 THE JOY LUCK CLUB 1993 U.S.A. 13:00-15:20
Night Movie Theater
Oct. 1 TOMORROWLAND 2015 U.S.A. 21:00-23:11
8 I, ROBOT 2004 U.S.A. 21:00-23:56

Midnight Movie Theater
Oct. 5 CARLITO’S WAY 1993 U.S.A. 24:15-26:40
4.THEATER MOVIES
OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-986-6633
KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-911-0066
SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE Tel. 089-990-1513
CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI Tel. 089-984-2211

>>Oct.>> THE PREDATOR Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Oct.>> A QUIET PLACE Masaki only
Oct.5-18 THE DEATH OF STALIN [Stalin no Sousoukyousoukyoku] Okaido only
Oct.5>> THE EQUALIZER 2 Kinuyama & Masaki(Oct.5-25)
Oct.6-18 VICEROY’S HOUSE [Eikoku Soutoku Saigo no Ie Okaido only
>>Oct.11 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP [Ant-Man 2] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu (>>Oct.18)
>>Oct.11 BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS Okaido only
>>Oct.11 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Kinuyama, Masaki(>>Oct.4) & Shigenobu
Oct.12>> THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS [Lewis to Fushigi no Tokei] Masaki only
>>Oct.18 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT Okaido only
Oct.19>> DEATH WISH Kinuyama only
Oct.19>> 2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY Kinuyama only
Oct.20>> TULLY [Tully to Watashi no Himitsu no Jikan] Okaido only
>>Oct.18 THE MEG [Meg The Monster Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Oct.25 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN [Pooh to Otona ni natta Boku] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Oct.25 SKYSCRAPER
★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Oct.26>> SOPHIE’S CHOICE

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Oct.6>> YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE [Beautiful Day]
Oct.6>> THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Oct.13>> LBJ [Kenndy no Ishi wo Tsuida Otoko]
Oct.13>> L.M. MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: THE GOOD STARS

5. FESTIVALS
July 14-Dec. 2 THE 24th NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF KAMABOKO-ITA-NO-E
9:00-17:00 (closed on Tuesday)  at GALLERY SHIROKAWA Shirokawa-cho, Seiyo City
The national exhibition of paintings on kamaboko (fish-paste) boards started about twenty years ago. This year 9,015 paintings were sent from all over the country and abroad. The painting which won the first prize this year is titled “Mukuna shisen (innocent eyes of a child)”. It was painted by Seo Kaede from Gunma Prefecture to represent her three-year-old son. (Tel. 0894-82-1001)

Oct. 8 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.

Imotaki in Ehime
In Ehime prefecture about this time of the year we have a tradition of eating imotaki, a kind of stew with taro, chicken and other ingredients. We enjoy eating and chatting outdoors with our families, fellow workers, and friends, usually by a riverside.
Sept. 7th – Oct. 13th 18:00-21-30 Deai no imotaki Tel. 089-989-5506
(Deai-bashi riverside in Matsuyama city)
Fare 1,800 yen(Reserved) 2,000yen (Day)
Sept. 3rd – Oct.13th 17:00-21:00 Goshikihama kangetsu imotaki-kai Tel. 089-982-0360
(Goshikihime Seaside Park in Iyo city)
Fare 1,600yen (Reserved) 1,800yen (Day)
Mid August – Oct.10th 18:00-22:00 Kawauchi imotaki-kai Tel. 089-966-5288
(Shigenobu-gawa重信川 riverside in Toon city)
Fare 1,600yen (Reserved)  Special imotaki including pheasant or duck 2,100 yen
Sept. 3rd – Mid-Oct. Sunset-21:00 Ganso (originator) Ozu no Tel. 0893-24-2664
(Hijikawa-ryokuchi koen *A 15-minutes’ walk from JR Ozu station)
Fare 2,000yen (Reserved)

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE
MATSUYAMA MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
COMMUNITY PLAZA
Oct. 7 10:00-15:00 “Hime” Market
Ehime products on sale, a variety of food stands and various performances will be featured at this event.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Oct. 7, 14, 21
9:00-10:45 Sunday Service  (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Oct. 28 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/

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed Oct.1, 15, 22, 29, and 31.  INFO 089-943-8008
MIC Japanese Classes
Japanese language classes are offered for free by the Matsuyama International Center. Babysitting is available for children of one to six yrs. but you need to reserve the service two weeks before class.
Daily Japanese (10 lessons)
13:30-15:30 Sat./Sun.
This class offers practice with practical conversation and learning written Japanese.
Oct. 13 About myself
Oct. 20 Shopping
Oct. 28 Maps
Nov. 3 Garbage
Japanese Classes Oct. 16/18~Feb. 26/28
13:00-14:30 Beginning 1 (Tues.)
13:00-14:30 Beginning 2 (Thu.)
14:45-16:15 Beginning 3(Thu.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning 1 (Tue.)
18:30-20:00 Beginning 2 (Tue.)
First time students should come 15min. before class to register.
PLACE: COMs 4F
INFO MIC 943-2025 Email: mail@mic.ehime.jp

Nihongo Chounaikai
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!
Time: 10:00-11:30
Place: Ehime-ken Seikatsu Bunka Center
October 2 【Activity】 Let’s Go to Dogo Park!
Let’s enjoy talking and doing some sports at Dogo Park.
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will beannounced in Facebook the night before.
Email: n.chounaikai@gmail.com (Ayumi MIYATA)
https://www.facebook.com/nihongo.chounaikai

September Articles

September 1, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO Closed: Sept. 3, 10
Sept. 4-9 Kan Kimiko/Free *Opening day starts at 13:00. Closing day ends at 16:00
NHK ART GALLERY
-Sept. 2 Photos: Scenery and Events
Sept. 4-9 Photos: Events in daily life, Memories of the journey and Scenery

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
Sept. 5-11 Western-style Paintings by Chinzei Naohide

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
Sept. 4-10 Oil Paintings by Mitani Yuji
Mitani’s primary motif is the sun, lively and powerful, often depicted with beautiful scenery. The artist will be present at this exhibit to discuss his work and answer visitors’ inquiries.

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULL MASAKI
Sept. 9 13:00- 16:00-
Warble Pop Live Free
Sept. 10 13:00- 15:30-
Oishi Madoka Live Free

MASAKI-CHO SOGO BUNKA CENTER
Sept. 8 14:00-
Marble Earth Mama Brass Concert Free

TOBE-CHO BUNKA KAIKAN
Sept. 9 14:00-15:30
Tobe Wind Ensemble Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Midnight Movie Theater
Sept. 3 FAST 2011 U.S.A. 21:00-23:11

4.THEATER MOVIES
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

>>Sep.>>MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN Kinuyama & Shigenobu
>>Sep.>> ANT-MAN AND THE WASP [Ant-Man 2] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Sep.1-14 INSIDE Okaido only
>>Sep.7 AMERICAN ASSASSIN Okaido only
>>Sep.7 6 BELOW: MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN [Minus 21℃] Okaido only
Sep.7>> THE MEG [Meg The Monster] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Sep.13 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDO Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Sep.14 WIND RIVER Okaido only
>>Sep.14 WINCHESTER Okaido only
Sep.14>> THE PREDATOR Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Sep.14>> CHRISTOPHER ROBIN [Pooh to Otona ni natta Boku] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Sep.15-28 BUSHWICK Okaido only
>>Sep.21 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDO Okaido only
>>Sep.21 INCREDIBLES 2 Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu (>>Sep.20)
>>Sep.21 OCEAN’S EIGHT Kinuyama & Masaki
>>Sep.28 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
>Sep.13 PLATOON
Sep.14>> TOP GUN

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
No English movies this month.

5. FESTIVALS
Sep. 1 BOSAI-NO-HI (Disaster Prevention Day)
Disaster Prevention Day was established in 1960 in order to remind us Japanese of the serious consequences of disasters caused by typhoons, tidal waves, earthquakes, and tsunami, and to prepare ourselves to cope with them. The week from August 30 to Sept. 5 is called Disaster Prevention Week, during which disaster drills are held in many districts. It is also a time to make sure we have emergency supplies in our homes and that we know where the closest evacuation center is.
(Tel. 0894-82-1001)

-Sept. 20 UKAI (Cormorant Fishing) on the Hiji-kawa (river) Ozu City
In Japan the tradition of fishing with cormorants goes back at least a thousand years. In Ozu it started as a tourist attraction in 1957 and now the Hiji-kawa is one of the three most famous ukai spots in Japan, including the Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and the Mikuma-gawa in Oita Prefecture. The fishing is done from a boat called u-bune, which is lit by torches as it sails down the Hiji-kawa, which runs through Ozu. Cormorant fishermen called usho, beat the sides of the boats to encourage trained cormorants to catch fish. They are drawn by long strings attached to rings around the birds’ necks, which prevent them from swallowing fish. When a cormorant makes a catch, a fisherman pulls the bird in and has it cough up the fish on the boat. You can watch it from special sightseeing boats called yakata-bune. Ukai is done in the way called awase-ukai 合わせ鵜飼 that u-bune and sightseeing yakata-bune sail down the river side by side. The fare is as follows:
Adults / Children (over three & elem. School )
Daytime Sundays, August 13, 14, 15 11:30~13:30   4,500 yen /3,000yen (including meals)
Night June 1~Sept. 20 18:00-20:40 Standard set  6,000yen /4,500yen
(including tea, meals and oshibori , rolled hand towels)
Overnight set (stay at a hotel)  12,000yen/ 10,500yen
You need to make a reservation in advance at Ozu Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655). Further information: Machinoeki Asamoya
Transportation: Take an Iyotetsu bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Ozu Honmachi, a 90-minute ride. Or take a JR express train from Matsuyama and get off at Ozu, a 40-minute ride. From the station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.
*This event was cancelled in July because Ozu was hit hard by the heavy rains, but they plan to continue in mid-August.

Sept. 1 YUYAKE (Sunset) PLATFORM CONCERT  16:50-19:10
At JR Shimonada station in Futami-cho, Iyo City A music concert is held on the platform of JR Shimonada station. The station is very close to the sea, and you can enjoy a beautiful sunset, as well as nice music. The concert will be held even if
there is light rain. (Tel. 089-982-1111)
Transportation:
JR Matsuyama16:52——JR Shimonada18:04
JR Shimonada19:35——-JR Matsuyama20:21

Imotaki in Ehime
In Ehime prefecture about this time of the year we have a tradition of eating imotaki, a kind of stew with taro, chicken and other ingredients. We enjoy eating and chatting with our families, fellow workers, and friends outdoors, usually by the riverside.

Sept.7 – Oct.13 18:00-21:30 Deai no imotaki Tel. 089-989-5506
(Deai-bashi river side in Matsuyama city) Fare 1,800yen (Reserved)  2,000yen (Day)
Sept. 3- Oct. 13 17:00-21:00 Goshikihama kangetsu imotaki-kai Tel. 089-982-0360
(Goshikihime Seaside Park in Iyo city) Fare  1,600yen (Reserved) 1,800yen (Day)
Mid August – Oct. 10 18:00-22:00 Kawauchi imotaki-kai Tel. 089-966-5288
(Shigenobu-gawa river side in Toon city)
Fare  1,600yen (Reserved) / Special imotaki including pheasant or duck 2,100yen
Sept. 3 – -Mid-Oct. Sunset-21:00 Ganso (originator) Ozu no Tel. 0893-24-2664
(Hijikawa-ryokuchi koen *A-15 minutes’ walk from JR Ozu station)
Fare 2,000yen- (Reserved)

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Sept. 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/

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed: Sept. 3-10 and 28. INFO 089-943-8008

Nihongo Chounaikai
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!
Time: 10:00-11:30
Place: EPIC 2F
September 4 (Tue) {Activity} Let’s learn about Indonesia!
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will beannounced in Facebook the night before.
Email: n.chounaikai@gmail.com (Ayumi MIYATA)
https://www.facebook.com/nihongo.chounaikai

August Articles

August 5, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO Closed: Aug. 6, 27
Aug. 4 14:00 Sato Mariko & Friends: Talk and Concert/ Adult 2000yen

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
Aug. 1-7 Bizen Ware by Isezaki Sou and Kyou brothers
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
-Aug. 6 World Woodblock Prints
Aug. 7-13 Works by Mizumori Ado (6th Event Floor)
Ado Mizumori (Ado-chan) is a famous illustrator in Japan. She is also an actress, singer and writer.
Aug. 7-13 Oil Paintings by Takahashi Seiichi
This artist is from Niihama in Ehime.

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULL MASAKI
August 1 13:00- 15:00-
Jazz Concert Free
August 8 13:00- 15:00-
Piano Concert Free

HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
August 4, 5, 10:30- 17:30-
KAMAKANI HURA Festival 2,200 yen (Advance: 2,000 yen)

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Aug. 4 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 1996 U.S.A. 13:30-15:21
Midnight Movie Theater
Aug. 3 TREMORS 1990 U.S.A. 24:15-25:52

RNB DIGITAL Channel4
Friday road show
Aug. 3 ODYSSEY 2015 U.S.A. 21:00~
NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE 08:35-09:00 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.

4.THEATER MOVIES
>>Aug.>> JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDO Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
Aug.1>> INCREDIBLES 2 Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Aug.3>> MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
Aug.4-17 LADY BIRD Okaido only
>>Aug.10 LEATHERFACE Okaido only
>>Aug.10 KILLING GUNTHER Okaido only
Aug.10>> OCEAN’S EIGHT Kinuyama & Masaki
Aug.11-24 GHOST STORIES Okaido only
>>Aug.17 SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
Aug.18-31 REDIVIDER [Kill Switch] Okaido only

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Aug.3-16 THE BODYGUARD
Aug.17-30 GREASE

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Aug.4-10 PATTI CAKE$
Aug.11-13 WONDER WHEEL [Otoko to Onna no Kanransya]

5. FESTIVALS
August 5 ONMAKU HANABI At Imabari Port seawall, Imabari City 20:00-21:00
10,000 rounds of fireworks are displayed. The theme this year is “Tsunagu (Bonds)”.
In case of rain it will be held on the 12th . (Tel. 0898-23-3939)
Transportation: It is a 15-minute walk from JR Imabari station.

August 5 MATSUYAMA MINATO MATSURI (port festival)
MITSUHAMA FIREWORK DISPLAY 20:00~21:10 At Mitsuhama Port
About 11,000 rounds of fireworks are displayed.
In case of bad weather it will be held on the 19th .
16:30 Brass band parade and Suigun-daiko
20:00-21:10 Firework display. (Tel. 089-951-7705)
Transportation: Take an Iyotetsu train bound for Takahama and get off at Mitsuhama station. It is a 15-minute walk from the station.

August 6 HIROSHIMA MEMORIAL DAY
August 9 NAGASAKI MEMORIAL DAY
Events to remember these tragedies are held in many places in Japan. People throughout the country observe one minute of silence for the dead at 8:15 a.m. on the 6th and at 11:02 a.m. on the 9th, the times the A-bombs were dropped over the two cities.

August 6-7 UCHIKO SASA MATSURI (Bamboo Festival) 10:00~21:00
This festival started more than 50 years ago and it is one of the biggest bamboo festivals in Ehime Prefecture. The main street of Uchiko is lined 500 meters long with about 50 colorful papered bamboo decorations (sasa kazari ). There are many stalls selling food, drinks and much more. Besides Sasa matsuri, it is worth visiting Yokaichi and Gokoku streets, to see traditional buildings, the Uchiko-za theater and the Kamihaga residence/Mokuro (Japanese wax) Museum. In case of rain it is postponed till August 8. (Tel. 0893-44-2066)
6 19:30 Chochin gyoretsu (lantern procession)
7 18:30 Sasa odori (bamboo dance), dancing under brightly decorated bamboo
Transportation: Take the JR express train bound for Uwajima from JR Matsuyama and get off at
Uchiko station.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Aug. 5, 12, 19 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Aug. 26 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/

July Articles

June 30, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA   10:00-19:30          Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY   Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
-July 3 Japanese and Western-style Paintings
July 4-10  Wood Works by Tanaka Kiyotaka

NHK ART GALLERY
-July 1  No Exhibition
July 3-8  Photos: Scenery

MITSUKOSHI  10:00- 19:00  (Mondays : until 16:00)    Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)  Admission: Free
-July 2  Woodblock Prints
July 3-9  Masterpieces of Japanese-style Paintings

BANSUI-SO  Closed: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 13:30  Morioka Miwako&Iwata Hidenori Colaboration Recital/ Adult 2000yen

  1. PERFPRMANCES

EMIFULL MASAKI
July  4   13:00-    15:00-     Jazz Concert       Free
July  7   18:30-    Yurino Live        Free

HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
July  1   12:30-16:30,   16:45-17:45
Mother’s Chorus Ehime    Free
July  7   14:00-     Fureai Concert        Free

MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
July  8   12:00-     Ehime Japanese Music Concert    Free

  1. TV

NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Jul.  2    THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE   COWARD ROBERT FORD      2007              U.S.A.    13:00-15:41
3    PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID             2005      U.S.A.    13:00-14:56
   APPALOOSA      2008      U.S.A.    13:00-14:57
5    FISTFUL OF DOLLARS  1964      Italy-West Germany-Spain            13:00-14:41
6   THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT  1953      U.S.A.    13:00-14:42
9   TELEFON           1977      U.S.A.    13;00-14:44

Night Movie Theater
Jul. 9                 THE IDES OF MARCH    2011     U.S.A. 21:00-22:42

Midnight Movie Theater
Jul. 6    STRANGER THAN PARADISE   1984   U.S.A.-West Germany       24:15-25:45

RNB DIGITAL Channel4
Friday road show
Jul. 6                 JURASSIC PARK Ⅲ        2001     U.S.A. 21:00-

NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS   18:00-18:25         Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE        08:35-09:00         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.

4.THEATER MOVIES
OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE                                 Tel. 089-986-6633
KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE                        Tel. 089-911-0066
SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE                         Tel. 089-990-1513

CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI   Tel. 089-984-2211
>>Jul.>>   SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY     Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jul.6 THE FLORIDA PROJECT                    Okaido only
Jul.7-20 24 HOURS TO LIVE [Limit of Assassin]   Okaido only
Jul.7-20 MOLLY’S GAME    Okaido only
>>Jul.12   DEADPOOL 2             Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Jul.13>>   JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDO     Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jul.13             CALL ME BY YOUR NAME [Kimi no Namae de Boku wo yonde]      Okaido only
Jul.14-27             YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE [Beautiful Day]        Okaido only
Jul.14-27             MOM AND DAD [Mad Dady]                   Okaido only
>>Jul.20    MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE             Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jul.20             WONDER [Wonder kun Kimi wa Taiyo]     Okaido only
>>Jul.26             ONLY THE BRAVE            Kinuyama only

 ★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Jul.20-Aug.2       SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN [Ame ni uta eba]

CINEMA LUNATIC            Tel. 089-933-9240  (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Jun.7>>   PHANTOM THREAD
Jun.7>>   3 GENERATIONS [About Ray:16 sai no Ketsudan]   [About Ray:16 sai no Ketsudan]

  1. FESTIVALS

June 1-Sept. 20   UKAI (Cormorant Fishing) on the Hiji-kawa (river)          Ozu City
In Japan the tradition of fishing with cormorants goes back at least a thousand years. In Ozu it started as a tourist attraction in 1957 and now the Hiji-kawa is one of the three most famous ukai spots in Japan, including the Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and the Mikuma-gawa in Oita Prefecture. The fishing is done from a boat called u-bune, which is lit by torches as it sails down the Hiji-kawa, which runs through Ozu. Cormorant fishermen called usho, beat the sides of the boats to encourage trained cormorants to catch fish. They are drawn by long strings attached to rings around the birds’ necks, which prevent them from swallowing fish. When a cormorant makes a catch, a fisherman pulls the bird in and has it cough up the fish on the boat. You can watch it from special sightseeing boats called yakata-bune. Ukai is done in the way called awase-ukai  that u-bune and sightseeing yakata-bune sail down the river together. The fare is as follows:

Daytime   Sundays, August 13, 14, 15      11:30-13:30    Adults 4,500 yen   Children (over three & elem. School )  3,000 yen      (including meals)
Night      June 1-Sept. 20  18:00-20:40   Standard set    Adults 6,000 yen   Children (over three & elem. School )  4,500 yen
(including tea, meals and oshibori , rolled hand towels)
Overnight set (stay at a hotel)   Adults  12,000 yen      Children (over three & elem. School )  10,500 yen
You need to make a reservation in advance at Ozu Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655). Further information: Machinoeki Asamoya

Transportation: Take an Iyotetsu bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Ozu Honmachi, a 90-minute ride. Or take a JR express train from Matsuyama and get off at Ozu, a 40-minute ride. From the station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.

 -August 4  DOYO YOICHI (Saturday Fair)  13:00- 21:00
On Saturdays from late June, Okaido, Gintengai Streets and Matsuchika Town are filled with booths. There are games such as kingyo-sukui (goldfish catching), food, various kinds of things to buy and crowds of people enjoying the fun.

July 1-10  OYAMA-BIRAKI  (Opening of Mt. Ishizuchi) July 1st is the official opening of Mt. Ishizuchi (1,982 m), the highest mountain in western Japan. It is also considered a holy mountain and many believers from all over Japan come to climb it and pray. On June 30th three gods are taken in portable shrines from Ishizuchi-jinja near Saijo西条 to Jojusha, the shrine at the top of the mountain. The three gods represent wisdom, compassion and courage, which are said to be the three masculine virtues. On the morning of July 1st, from about 7:00 small statues of the gods are carried to the top of the mountain one by one to the accompaniment of drums and conch shells followed by men dressed in white, called sendatsu-san. At the top they pray for health and safety while tapping the statues on each others’ backs. The gods are enshrined there until July 10th. In the past no women were allowed to climb Mt. Ishizuchi. Now they can, but they are still not allowed on July 1st. The climb is not so difficult and takes about two hours from Tsuchigoya.
(Tel. 0897-55-4044  Ishizuchi-jinja)

Transportation:
(JR Shikoku Bus)        JR Matsuyama station        Kumakogen bus stop
Tel. 089-943-5015          6:30                          7:43
Then you have to change buses. Kuma-eigyosho bus stop is just across Kumakogen bus stop.
(Iyotetsu Nanyo Bus)    Kuma-eigyosho bus stop       Tsuchigoya
Tel. 0892-21-0081         9:20                          11:00
(Iyotetsu Nanyo Bus)    Tsuchigoya                    Kuma-eigyosho
16:30                         18:04
(JR Shikoku Bus)      Kumakogen                   JR Matsuyama
19:01 (only weekdays)          20:12 (only weekdays)

  1. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE

ITEM EHIME (Ehime World Trade Center)
July 1  9:30- 15:00    Ehime AOZORA Market  “Flea Market”   Admission: Free
July 1  10:00-15:00   “My Handcrafted Goods Fair”
Pottery, fancy works, beaded accessories and other goods on sale.

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

Worship at the Fukuin Center
July 1, 8, 15, 22  9:00-10:45 Sunday Service   (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
July 29  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/

MIC Japanese Classes
Japanese language classes are offered for free by the Matsuyama International Center. Babysitting is available for children of one to six yrs. but you need to reserve the service two weeks before class.
Daily Japanese    13:30-15:30 Saturdays
This class offers practice with practical conversation and learning written Japanese.

Kanji Classes  14:45-15:45 Tuesdays
Level: Beginner and those not taking other MIC Japanese classes.  (No childcare service.)

Other Classes: April 10/12 – July 31/Aug. 2
13:00~14:30 Beginning 1 (Tue.)
13:00~14:30 Beginning 2 (Thu.)
14:45~16:15 Beginning 3 (Thu.)
18:30~20:00 Beginning 1 (Tues.)
18:30~20:00 Beginning 2 (Tues.)
For first time students, come 15 min. before the class to take a placement test.
PLACE: COMs 4F
INFO MIC 943-2025 Email: mail@mic.ehime.jp

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.)  Closed July 2, 8, and 31.
INFO 089-943-8008

June Articles

June 4, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
Closed: May 16, 17, 21-25, 28, 29
June 6-12 Western-style Paintings by Chinzei Naohide

NHK ART GALLERY
June 5-10 Ink Paintings: Seasonal Scenery and Flowers
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
June 5-11 Oil Paintings by Kosugi Kojiro

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULL MASAKI
June 2 13:00- 16:00-
Pops Live Free
June 6 13:00- 15;00-
Jazz Concert

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Jun. 1 QUARTET 2012 England 13:00-14:39
4 GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K.CORRAL 1957 U.S.A. 13:00-15:04
5 TRUE GRIT 1969 U.S.A. 13:00-15:09
6 WILL PENNY 1967 U.S.A. 13:00-14:51
7 BAD COMPANY 1972 U.S.A. 13:00-14:34
9 THE KING’S SPEECH 2010 England-Australia 14:30-16:29

Night Movie Theater
Jun. 4 MINORITY REPORT 2002 U.S.A. 21:00-23:26
Midnight Movie Theater
Jun. 8 ZERO DARK THIRTY 2012 U.S.A. 24:15-26:53

NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE 08:35-09:00 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.

4.THEATER MOVIES

OKAIDO CINEMA SUNSHINE                                        Tel. 089-986-6633

KINUYAMA CINEMA SUNSHINE                                Tel. 089-911-0066

SHIGENOBU CINEMA SUNSHINE                                        Tel. 089-990-1513
CINEMA SUNSHINE EMIFUL MASAKI                               Tel. 089-984-2211

>>Jun.>> ISLE OF DOGS [Inugashima] Okaido only
>>Jun.>> DEADPOOL 2 Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.>> AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jun.1 COCO [Remember Me] shown with OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE                Masaki & Shigenobu
Jun.2-15 THE SQUARE Okaido only
>>Jun.8 READY PLAYER ONE   Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.8 STRONGER [Boston Strong : Damena Boku dakara Eiyu ni nareta] Shigenobu only
>>Jun.8 12 STRONG [Horse Soldier] Kinuyama only
Jun.9>> HAMPSTEAD [Rondon :Jinsei hajimemasu] Okaido only
Jun.9-22 I, TONYA Okaido only
>>Jun.22 AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Kinuyama & Masaki
>>Jun.22 PETER RABBIT Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.29 RAMPAGE: KYOJ? DAIRANT? Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.29 ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD [Gettyke no Minoshirokin] Masaki only

10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai).
 OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine

Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.

>>Jun.8 ALL THAT JAZZ

CINEMA LUNATIC            Tel. 089-933-9240  (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays

Jun.7>> PHANTOM THREAD
Jun.7>> 3 GENERATIONS [About Ray:16 sai no Ketsudan]

5. FESTIVALS
– June 10 NANRAKU-EN HANA-SHOBU (Iris) FESTIVAL 9:00-17:00  
Nanraku-en is the biggest Japanese-style garden in Shikoku. There are many kinds of trees and flowers. Among them, 30,000 iris plants are particularly impressive. The park area is lit up from 17:00 to 21:00 (May 26 -June 3).
Main events are as follows:
Take-toro (bamboo lantern) no Yube (evening)
Tobe-yaki (pottery) Sales
Local Product Sales and tea ceremony
Admission Adults 310n yen children 150 yen       (Tel. 0895-32-3344)
Transportation: Take a train bound for Uwajima (an 80-minute ride). Then take a Uwajima bus bound for Nanrakuen, Fukuura or Kakeajiro and get off at Nanrakuen-mae (a 40-minute ride).

June 1-15 SHOBU FESTIVAL at Niiya Shobu-en (iris park)
Niiya, Ozu City
Niiya Shobu-en has about 5,000 iris plants. There are many stalls during the festival.
Transportation: Take an express bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Niiya, a one-hour ride. From the bus stop it is a 3-minute walk to the park. Or take a JR local train bound for Yawatahama from Matsuyama and get off at Niiya. (Tel. 0893-24-2111)

June 1-Sept. 20 UKAI (Cormorant Fishing) on the Hiji-kawa (river) Ozu City
Closed: June 1st ,July 21st , August 3rd , 4th
In Japan the tradition of fishing with cormorants goes back at least a thousand years. In Ozu it started as a tourist attraction in 1957 and now the Hiji-kawa is one of the three most famous ukai spots in Japan, including the Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and the Mikuma-gawa in Oita Prefecture. The fishing is done from a boat called u-bune, which is lit by torches as it sails down the Hiji-kawa, which runs through Ozu. Cormorant fishermen called usho, beat the sides of the boats to encourage trained cormorants to catch fish. They are drawn by long strings attached to rings around the birds’ necks, which prevent them from swallowing fish. When a cormorant makes a catch, a fisherman pulls the bird in and has it cough up the fish on the boat. You can watch from special sightseeing boats called yakata-bune. Ukai is done in the way called awase-ukai 合わせ鵜飼 that u-bune and sightseeing yakata-bune sail down the river together. You need to make a reservation at Ozu Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655).
The fare is as follows:
Adults Children (over three & elem. School )
Daytime 12:00-13:30

4,500 yen 3,500 yen (including meals)
Night 18:00-20:40
Standard set 6,000 yen 4,500 yen
(including tea, meals and oshibori , rolled hand towels)
Overnight set (stay at a hotel) 12,000 yen 10,500 yen
Further information: Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655)
Transportation: Take an Iyotetsu bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Ozu Honmachi, a 90-minute ride. Or take a JR express train from Matsuyama and get off at Ozu, a 40-minute ride. From Ozu Station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.

June 2 NAKAYAMA HOTARU (Firefly) FESTIVAL in Nakayama Junior High School Ground

17:00-20:30 Nakayama-cho, Iyo City
Members of Nakayama Hotaru Hozonkai (Firefly Preservation Group) will tell you about the lives and behavior of fireflies and show you how to distinguish male fireflies from females. You can observe them closely by magnifying glasses. Other events are watching videos of fireflies, local entertainment, and concerts. There are many stalls selling yakitori, beer, kaki-gori (shaved ice with syrup), watagashi (cotton candy), and more. In case of rain the festival will be held in Nakayama Agricultural Center. (Tel. 089-994-5852)
Parking: Grounds of Nakayama Elementary School and Nakayama Junior High School
The kind of firefly often seen in Ehime is genji-botaru. Fireflies are seen from the middle of May till the beginning of June. A good time for watching fireflies is a warm night with little wind,from just after sunset till around nine o’clock. A good place for watching them is near a river where the water runs quietly.
In Matsuyama Gomyo, Kutani, Hiura districts, and the area around Ishite river dam
are recommended places for watching fireflies.

 

 

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE

MATSUYAMA MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER    
COMMUNITY PLAZA
< June 3 > 10:00-15:00 “Hime”Market
Ehime products on sale, a variety of food stands and various performances will be featured at this event.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
June 3, 10, 17 9:00~10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00~12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
June 24 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/

MIC Japanese Classes
Japanese language classes are offered for free by the Matsuyama International Center. Babysitting is available for children of one to six yrs. but you need to reserve the service two weeks before class.
Daily Japanese 13:30~15:30 Saturdays
This class offers practice with practical conversation and learning written Japanese.
June 2 Residence (Garbage, Utilities)
June 9 May
June 16 Transportation
Kanji Classes 14:45~15:45 Tuesdays
Level: Beginner and those not taking other MIC Japanese classes. (No childcare service.)
Other Classes: April 10/12 ~ July 31/Aug. 2
13:00~14:30 Beginning 1 (Tue.)
13:00~14:30 Beginning 2 (Thu.)
14:45~16:15 Beginning 3 (Thu.)
18:30~20:00 Beginning 1 (Tues.)
18:30~20:00 Beginning 2 (Tues.)
For first time students, come 15 min. before the class to take a placement test.
PLACE: COMs 4F
INFO MIC 943-2025 Email: mail@mic.ehime.jp

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed June 4, 11, 18, 25, and 29. INFO 089-943-8008
Nihongo Chounaikai
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!
Time/Place 10:00~11:30 EPIC 2F.
June 5 (Tue)
【Let’s talk】 Good Memories of Your Travels
Beautiful scenery, delicious food, nice encounters and unexpected things…Tell us about your trip!
*If there is a sudden cancellation, it will be announced in Facebook the night before.
Email: n.chounaikai@gmail.com (Ayumi MIYATA)
https://www.facebook.com/nihongo.chounaikai

 

 

 

May Articles

May 3, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS

BANSUI-SO 9:00-18:00 *Closing day ends at 16:00. Closed: May 7, 14, 21, 28
May 1-5 Felt Exhibition/ Free *Opening day starts at 11:00. Closing day ends at 16:00.

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
Closed: May 16, 17, 21-25, 28, 29
May 2-8 Japanese Paintings of the Girl Kannon by Kanno Teruo

NHK ART GALLERY
May 1-6 No Exhibition

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
May 1-7 Nihonga Selection

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
April 1 13:30-
Fujiwara Hiroyuki 14th Joyful Concert
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
May 6 1400-
JuniorOrchestra Ehime Concert 1,000 yen
EMIFULL MASAKI
May 1 9:00-19:00
SANRIO Carnival 600 yen (Advance: 500 yen)
May 2 13:00- 15:00-
Jazz Concert Free
May 9 13:00- 15:00-
Piano Concert Free
MASAKICHOSOGO BUNKA CENTER
May 6 14:00-
Ehime Philharmonic OrchestraConcert
500 yen. High school students and younger : Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
May 1 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS 1990 U.S.A. 13:00-14:46
2 CAPE FEAR 1991 U.S.A. 13:00-15:08
3 THE BOURNE IDENTITY 2002 U.S.A. 13:00-14:59
4 THE BOURNE SUPREMACY 2004 U.S.A. 13:00-14:49
7 THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 1956 U.S.A. 13:00-16:41
8 PLANET OF THE APES 1968 U.S.A. 13:00-14:53
9 JULIUS CAESAR 1953 U.S.A. 13:00-15:02

Night Movie Theater
May 4 BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB 1998 Germany-U.S.A.-France-Cuba 24:15-25:57

NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE 08:35-09:00 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.
4.THEATER MOVIES
>>May>> AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>May>> PACIFIC RIM UPRISING Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>May>> READY PLAYER ONE Kinuyama(>>May17), Masaki & Shigenobu
>>May3 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>May3 THE POST [the Pentagon Papers] Masaki & Shigenobu
May4>> SUBURBICON Okaido only
May4>> 12 STRONG [Horse Soldier] Kinuyama only
May5-18 THE BIG SICK Okaido only
May11>> STRONGER [Boston Strong] Shigenobu only
>>May17 THE BOSS BABY Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu (May24)
>>May18 JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu(>>May17)
May18>> RAMPAGE: KYOJ? DAIRANT? Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
May18>> PETER RABBIT Masaki & Shigenobu

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
May4-10 SHANE
May11-24 APOCALYPSE NOW [Jigoku no Mokushiroku]

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
May5-11 THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
May12>> THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK

5. FESTIVALS
-May 15 MT. TOMISU TSUTSUJI (Azalea) FESTIVAL 0zu City
As many as 63,000 plants of azaleas are in bloom on top of Mt. Tomisu about this time of the year. Mt. Tomisu is well known in east Japan for its azalea blossoms. Many stalls are set up and the azaleas are lit up at night, creating a festival atmosphere.
Transportation: Take a bus bound for Yawatahama from Matsuyama Shieki bus stop #4 and get off at Ozu Honmachi bus stop. It takes one hour and 20 minutes. Or take a JR express train from JR Matsuyama Station bound for Uwajima. Get off at Ozu (a 40-minute ride). From the bus or train station you will need to take a taxi to the park ( a 15-minute ride). (Tel.0893-24-2111)

May 3 KENPO-KINEN-BI (Constitution Day) (National Holiday)
The present constitution was promulgated on May 3, 1947. This day commemorates the event
and it is also a day for us to reaffirm hope in national growth.

May 3, 4 KASHIMA SPRING FESTIVAL Kashima,Hojo,Matsuyama City
This festival is famous for Kaineri-odori (see below), which is designated as a prefectural intangible cultural folk asset, and Oshimenawa-no-harikae (see below), both of which are performed on the sea.
3 KAINERI-ODORI (Dance) 13:30-15:00 At Kashima Park on Kashima Island
Kaineri-odori is a prayer dance for succeeding in battle and also a celebratory dance for victory. Boats are decorated with bamboo and flowers. Men row the boats and boys perform dances on board, re-enacting sea battles using oars. It recalls the tradition of the Iyo Suigun, powerful marine guards who patrolled the sea near here in ancient times.
10:00 Kimagure-ichi (local foods and products sale) in front of Kashima-jinja (shrine)
13:00 Kids’ mikoshi danjiri at Kashima-jinja
16:00 Mochi-maki (rice cake throwing) at Kashima Island Park
4 OSHIMENAWA-NO-HARIKAE (Replacing the Sacred Rope) 13:10-14:30
At Kashima Shrine
A 45m long and 30cm thick shimenawa (sacred rope) that links the two small islands Meoto-iwa (couple rocks) near Kashima is replaced at Kashima-jinja. The old one is taken down and the new one is put in place. If you want to watch this event up close, there is a boat service (otomo-bune – 500yen for adults), starting at Kashima Pier between13:00 and 14:30.
9:00-11:00 Preparing and making the new Oshimenawa (sacred rope)
11:00-11:30 Carrying Oshimenawa to the shrine
Transportation: Take a JR train from Matsuyama and get off at Iyo Hojo. From the station, walk straight toward the sea and there is a ferry dock with frequent service to the island (a 10-minute ride). (Tel. 089-992-1423)

May 4 MIDORI-NO-HI (Greenery Day) (National Holiday)
This holiday was established in 1989 for people to admire nature, give thanks for its blessings, and to cultivate love for all living things on the earth.

May 5 KODOMO-NO-HI (Children’s Day) (National Holiday)
Traditionally, this was Boys’ Day, but after World War II it was changed to Children’s Day. Now it is a day to pray for healthy growth of children. Koinobori (carp streamers) are flown which, according to Chinese legend, symbolize vigor and strength. Chimaki (rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaf) and kashiwa-mochi (rice cake wrapped in an oak leaf) are the traditional treats of the day.
May 5 IKAZAKI ODAKO GASSEN (Big Kite Fight Festival) 8:00-16:00
Ikazaki, Uchiko-cho
This festival with over a 400-year history is one of the three biggest kite fights in Japan. It is designated as a Prefectural Intangible Cultural Folk Asset. Several hundreds of kites are flown high from both riversides of Toyoaki river in Ikazaki. The feature of this event is that each flier tries to cut down the other kites using gagari, a sharp piece of metal attached to the line of the kite. The last kite left flying is the winner. The origin of this festival was to celebrate babies newly born within the past year, hoping for their healthy growth by putting their names on the kite and flying them in the sky. (Hatsuzeku Shinto ceremony). In case of rain, the events will be postponed to May 6th. Everything takes place at or near the Toyoaki bridge in Ikazaki.
(Tel. 0893-44-2118 Uchiko Town Office)
8:00 Boys’ Kendo Contest
Making Tesuki-washi (traditional Japanese paper) Fare \300
9:45 Handmade kites (by junior high students) contest
10:30 Hatsuzeku Shinto Ceremony to bless babies born since last April
12:00 Japanese Drum Performance by Uchiko High school students
13:00 Uchiko kodomo-haiku (childdren’s haiku poem) kite contest
13:00-15:00 Big kite Fight
You can join the kite fight if you wish. Kites can be rented for \2,000 and you get \1,000 back when you return the string and gagari after the fight. The kite is yours to keep.
Transportation: It is recommended to go by train because traffic on Route 56 is very crowded on this day. Take the JR train bound for Ozu or Yawatahama from Matsuyama Station and get off at Uchiko, not Ikazaki, because Ikazaki Station is far from the site. There is free bus service running to the festival site from Uchiko Station. Across the river from the festival site is Ikazaki Kite Museum which has a collection of kites from all over the world.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
May 6, 13, 20 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
May 27 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/

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed May 7, 8, 9, 14, 21, 28 and 31.
INFO 089-943-8008

 

April Articles

April 2, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO 9:00-18:00 *Closing day ends at 16:00. Closed: April 2, 9, 16, 23
April 1  14:00 Concert for Spring Songs    Adult  1500yen
April 4   6th Craftsmanship Exhibition by Kajita Takahiro Free

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
-April 3 Japanese-style Paintings by Nozaki Tadasu and Takarada Shogo
April 4-10 Sculptures and Western-style Paintings

 

NHK ART GALLERY
April 3-8 Taiga Drama “Segodon”: Costumes, props and autographs on display

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Open: Everyday
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
April 3-9 Stained glass by Kawashima Masanori

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
*April 1  13:30-
Fujiwara Hiroyuki 14th Joyful Concert
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
April 8 17:30- SPYAIR Tour 2018 5,800 yen
EMIFULL MASAKI
April 4 13:00- 15:00- Jazz Concert Free
SHINONOME SHIRINE
April 4 14:00-16:00 Noh Play 2,000 yen

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Apr. 2 LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG 1963 France-West Germany 13:00-14:32
3 LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT 1966 France-U.S.A. 13:00-15:07
4 NIKITA 1990 France-Italy 13:00-14:58
5 DOCTOR ZHIVAGO 1965 U.S.A.-England-Italy 13:00-16:21
6 MILDRED PIERCE 1945 U.S.A. 13:00-14:52
9 SHANE 1953 U.S.A. 13:00-14:59
Night Movie Theater
Apr. 2 HUGO 2011 U.S.A. 21:00-23:07
9 FORREST GUMP 1994 U.S.A. 21:00-23:23

EBC DIGITAL Channel 8
E-premium
Apr. 7 LAWLESS 2012 U.S.A. 25:15-27:05

NHK Regular Bilingual Programs
NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE 08:35-09:00 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.

4.THEATER MOVIES
>>Apr.>> COCO [Remember Me] shown with OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> THE BOSS BABY Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> RED SPARROW Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> THE COMMUTER [Train Mission] Kinuyama only
>>Apr.>> THE POST [the Pentagon Papers] Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS Okaido only
>>Apr.6  THE 15:17 TO PARIS Kinuyama only
>>Apr.6 THE SHAPE OF WATER Kinuyama & Shigenobu
>>Apr.6 TRESPASS AGAINST US [Outsiders] Okaido only
Apr.6>> JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Apr.7-20 MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE
[The Secret Man] Okaido only
Apr.7-20 THE LEISURE SEEKER [Long Long Vacation] Okaido only
>>Apr.13 BLACK PANTHER Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.13 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.13 WHISKY GALORE [Whisky to Futari no Hanayome] Okaido only
>>Apr.26 TOMB RAIDER Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Apr.13-26 TITANIC

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Apr.28>> DARKEST HOUR [Winston Churchill Hitler kara Sekai wo Sukutta Otoko]
5. FESTIVALS
HINA MATSURI (Hina-doll Festival)
HINA -DOLL EXHIBITIONS IN EHIME
-April 8 The 4th KUMA-CHO HINA -MATSURI
Kuma-cho Shotengai (Shopping Street) and at Akebono-za
Kumakogen-cho, Kamiukena-gun
As many as 15,000 colorful hina-dolls are displayed in various ways at each shop. At the main house of this event Akebono-za, about 2,000 dolls are displayed. Dolls piled up high in the shape of a pyramid are very impressive. (Tel.0892-21-1111)
-April 8 HINA DOLL EXHIBITION
Uwajima Date Museum Uwajima city
On tiers of shelves about 7.5 meters long yusoku-bina are displayed. These dolls wear the same costumes as those of kuge, court nobles.
Hina-dolls and hina chodo  (furnishings) are displayed which were brought by Miru-hime (the wife of Munenori, the 7th lord of the Date clan) as part of her trousseau about 200 years ago.
Ko-bina (miniature furniture) made of silver which were brought by Takako (wife of the 10th lord) as marriage property are also displayed. They are elegant, delicate, and very rare.
In addition, from a picture scroll written in the Middle Ages “Iwaya monogatari emaki”, one scene is on exhibit where princesses dressed in noble costumes enjoy playing happily with hina dolls in court. (Tel. 0895-22-7776)
Transportation: Take the JR express train bound for Uwajima and get off at Uwajima. From the station it takes 25 minutes on foot to get to the museum.

HANA-MI (flower viewing)
Sakura, the cherry blossom, is the national flower of Japan and in spring most Japanese love to go outdoors to see sakura in full bloom. From late March to early April, hanami parties are held under the blossoms. Not only in the daytime but we also recommend brightly lit-up yozakura (night cherry blossoms).
Popular hanami spots in Matsuyama are as follows:
Matsuyama Castle
Matsuyama Castle is one of the 100 national beautiful sakura spots, where about 200 cherry trees attract us in addition to the fantastic view of the castle against the clear blue sky.
Ishite-gawa Riverside Park
There are about 1,100 cherry trees. Especially the area near Izumi-machi and Muro-machi
are recommended spots. Between Ichitsubo bridge and Tachibana bridge are some grassy
areas, where you can relax. Some people enjoy riding bicycles in the gentle spring breeze.
Dogo Park near Dogo-onsen
About 400 trees of someiyoshino and tsubakikanzakura are lit up till 22:00 during the
hanami season. The hill top area has a good command of the whole park in full bloom.
Hanami downtown
Along the moat in Horinouchi castle park there are about 170 cherry trees. We can appreciate them from the windows of the street car or stroll along the inside of the moat.
Along Sanbancho street about 320 cherry trees of yaezakura called ichiyo (light pink) and kanzan (deep pink) start to bloom from mid- to late April, a little later
than other varieties.
Well-known cherry trees in temples in Matsuyama are usuzumi-zakura in Saiho-ji in Shimoidai-cho, mikaeri-no-sakura at Ishite-ji, and uba-zakura in Taiho-ji in Minamiedo, all of which are designated Matsuyama City Natural Monuments, and have interesting historical legends related to cherry blossoms..

 

April 4, 7, 8 MATSUYAMA SPRING FESTIVAL CASTLE FESTIVAL
During the festival, Matsuyama Castle gondola and chairlift service operates till 21:00.
Gondola and chairlift ticket (round trip)
adult (over 12) 510 yen
child (under 13) 260 yen
Matsuyama Castle Tenshu (main tower) Admission
adult 510 yen
child 150 yen
During the festival the Castle park is lit up from sunset to 23:00. About this time of the year you will appreciate yozakura (night cherry blossoms).

7 10:45-15:30 The National Yakyuken Contest
At Matsuyama Castle Honmaru Hiroba (main tower square)
In case of rain, at Matsuyama Shimin Kaikan
Yakyuken is a stylized form of jan-ken-pon which originated in Matsuyama. The gestures are borrowed from baseball hand signals.
Admission: Free
12:00-16:30 The National Iyo-bushi Contest At Matsuyama Shimin Kaikan
Iyo-bushi is a local folk song. (Admission: 500 yen )
8 10:00-19:00 SPRING FESTIVAL IN HORINOUCHI At Castle park (Horinouchi)
Chanbara show/ Flea Market / Local Food Festa / Stage Events, etc.
Cancelled in case of rain.
11:00-12:00 Matsuyama Citizen Parade On Okaido and Chifune-machi Street
In case of rain, on Okaido and Gintengai shopping arcade
11:40-13:20 Daimyo Musha Gyoretsu (Procession of the Feudal Lord and Samurai)
Starting in front of the chairlift/gondola station, through Ropeway-gai, Okaido and Chifune-machi Street
In case of rain, on Okaido and Gintengai shopping arcade
This event was started in 1968 commemorating the completion of the reconstruction of the sub-castle-tower. It re-enacts the procession of feudal lords who had to make regular visits to the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the 17th -19th centuries. The guest star this year is Takuro Ono, who will be the Tono-sama (lord).
13:00-16:00 Showa-no-Komachi Mikoshi (portable shrine) Ninomaru Garden
7, 8 8:30-17:30 (8th -16:00) Ikebana-ten (flower arrangement)
At Matsuyama Castle Gondola Station 2F (Admission Free)
10:00-16:00 Tea ceremony At Matsuyama Castle Honmaru Square
In case of rain, at Matsuyama Castle Gondola Station 2F (Fare: 400 yen)
4, 7, 8 8:30 Photo contest At each event spot
(Tel. 089-948-6558)
4 14:00-16:00 SHINONOME-NOH
At Shinonome-jinja shrine up the stairs at the north end of the Ropeway-gai street
Once Shinonome-noh was a core event of the Matsuyama Spring Festival. It was revived after a 13-year interval by the local people who love Matsuyama traditional noh culture.
You need to apply for a ticket in advance by postcard. (Admission: 2,000 yen)
(Tel. 090-4784-5847 Watanabe)
4, 7, 8 10:00-15:00
Tea ceremony (Fare: 400 yen) At Shinonome-jinja
Special exhibition at Bunka-den (treasure house)
(Admission: 300 yen ) At Shinonome-jinja

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
April 1, 8, 15, 29 9:00~10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00~12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
April 22 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//

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 9:30~20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 27.
INFO 089-943-8008

March Articles

February 25, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUI-SO 9:00-18:00 Closed: Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar. 3 Sonidori – Pleasure of French Song /2000yen
Morning 11:00-, Afternoon 14:00-
Mar. 4, 13:00 2018 Composition Exhibition by Ehime Composition Conference/Free

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Open: Everyday
Restaurants (11:00-22:00), Ferris wheel (10:00-22:00)
6th Floor ART GALLERY Admission: Free (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)
-Mar. 6 Western-style Paintings by Tachikawa Hiromi

2. PERFPRMANCES
HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
*March 4 14:00-
Opera Ehime Performance
General seating: 4,000 yen (Advance: 3,500 yen)
Students: 1,500 yen (Advance: 1,000 yen)
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
*March 2 18:00-20:30
Ehime University Brass Band Concert Free

EMIFULL MASAKI
*March 7 13:00- 15:00-
Jazz Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Mar. 1 THE LAST FRONTIER 1955 U.S.A. 13:00-14:39
2 THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER 1965 U.S.A. 13:00-15:03
5 CASABLANCA 1942 U.S.A. 13:00-14:44
6 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID 1969 U.S.A. 13:00-14:52
7 ORDINARY PEOPLE 1980 U.S.A. 13:00-15:05
8 THE AWFUL TRUTH 1937 U.S.A. 13:00-14:32
9 THE WAY WE WERE 1973 U.S.A. 13:00-14:59

Night Movie Theater
Mar. 5 INCEPTION 2010 U.S.A. 21:00-23:29

Midnight Movie Theater
Mar. 2 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW 1971 U.S.A. 24:15-26:22
9 LOST IN TRANSLATION 2003 U.S.A. 24:15-25:58
NHK Regular Bilingual Programs

NHK E tele (Educational TV) (Channel 2)
SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS 18:00-18:25 Saturdays
CURIOUS GEORGE 08:35-09:00 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.
4.THEATER MOVIES
>>Mar.>> BLACK PANTHER Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.>> THE 15:17 TO PARIS Kinuyama only
>>Mar.>> THE SHAPE OF WATER Kinuyama & Shigenobu
Mar.3-16 68 KILL Okaido only
Mar.3-20 THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX Okaido only
>>Mar.9 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI [Star Wars: Saigo no Jedai] Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Mar.9 GEOSTORM Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.10 THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI Kinuyama only
Mar.10-23 THE ASSIGNMENT [Lady Gai] Okaido only
Mar.10-23 THE PROMISE [Kimie no Chikai] Okaido only
Mar.10-23 JUPITER HOLDJA [Jupiter’s Moon] Okaido only
Mar.14, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.29 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu

★ 10A.M. Film Festival (Gozen Juu ji no Eigasai). ★
OKAIDO Cinema Sunshine
Movie classics will be shown everyday from 10:00 a.m., changing one or two weeks on Saturday.
Mar.10>> GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER [Manekarezaru Kyaku]

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
>>Mar.2 THE SENSE OF AN ENDING [Veronica tono Kioku]
Mar.10>> DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE
Mar.10>> INTERLUDE IN PRAGUE
Mar.10>> MISS SLOANE [Megami no Miezaru Te]
Mar.10>> DETROIT

5. FESTIVALS
Feb. 9-March 26 The 3rd EXHIBITION OF KAMABOKO-ITA-NO-E (Paintings on kamaboko boards) Collaborating with Shiki’s Haiku Shiki-kinen Museum 3F
9:00-17:00 Admission :Free
Themes of the exhibition this year are family, travel, sky, plants and flowers, cats, and paintings. One kamaboko-ita painting suited for each Shiki’s haiku is chosen. About 90 of the best paintings are on exhibit from Gallery Shirokawa.

March 3 HINA-MATSURI (The Doll’s Festival)
Hina-matsuri is held to celebrate girls’ growth, health, and happiness. The origin is thought to be joshi-no-sekku or Kegare-barai held in the Heian era more than 1,000 years ago, when people floated dolls made of paper down the river so that they would drive away ill fortune. This custom is known as Nagashi-bina (floating dolls)、and can still be observed in some parts of the country. At most homes ceremonial dolls hina ningyo are displayed on tiers of shelves called hinadan covered with a scarlet carpet himosen. These dolls are dressed in the costume of the ancient Heian court. A full set of dolls usually consists of 15 dolls: the Emperor and Empress (dairi-bina ), two ministers (zuijin ), three court ladies-in-waiting (kanjo ), five musicians (hayashi ) and three guards (eji ). It was believed that the dolls protected people from sickness or ill fortune. It is a traditional hina- matsuri custom to offer to the dolls sweet rice wine shiro-zake, and three-layered (white, green, and pink colored), diamond-shaped rice cakes hishi-mochi. The white layer symbolizes snow, the green is for new growth and the pink is for peach flowers. It is said that hina doll sets are usually put up about one month before the festival, but put away as soon as possible after the festival in the belief that the longer one waits to put them away, the longer the girl will have to wait to get married. You can see these dolls for sale at department stores or doll shops. In Matsuyama it is celebrated a month later on April 3rd .

HINA -DOLLS EXHIBITIONS IN EHIME
-March 25 9:00-17:00 TOBE-YAKI (Porcelain) HINA-MATSURI -TEN
Tobe-yaki Dento-sangyo-kaikan (Traditional Industrial Center)
Closed on Mondays Tobe-cho, Iyo-gun
About 200 Tobe-yaki hina-dolls, some of which are in the shape of dogs, the zodiac sign for this year, and e-zara (painted plates) made by potters of 14 Tobe-yaki kilns are on exhibit and sale.
Admission: free only for Lobby exhibition (Tel. 089-962-6600)

-April 8 The 4th KUMA-MACHI HINA-MATSURI
Kuma-cho Shotengai (Shopping Street) and at Akebono-za
Kumakogen-cho, Kamiukena-gun
As many as 15,000 colorful hina dolls are displayed in various ways at each shop. At the main house of this event Akebono-za, about 2,000 dolls are displayed. Dolls piled up high in the shape of a pyramid are very impressive. (Tel.0892-21-1111)

-April 8 HINA DOLL EXHIBITION
Uwajima Date Museum Uwajima city
On tiers of shelves about 7.5 meters long yusoku-bina are displayed. These dolls wear the same costumes as those of kuge、court nobles .
Hina dolls and hina chodo (furnishings) are displayed which were brought by Miru-hime (the wife of Munenori, the 7th lord of the Date clan) as part of her trousseau about 200 years ago.
Ko-bina (miniature furniture) made of silver which were brought by Takako (wife of the 10th lord) as marriage property are displayed. They are elegant, delicate, and very rare.
In addition, from a picture scroll written in the Middle Ages “Iwaya monogatari emaki”, one scene is on exhibit where princesses dressed in noble costumes enjoy playing hina dolls happily in the court. (Tel. 0895-22-7776)
Transportation: Take the JR express train bound for Uwajima and get off at Uwajima. From the station it takes 25 minutes on foot to get to the museum.

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
March. 4, 11, 25 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Japanese language lessons (Tuition free)
March 18 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/

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 9:30-20:00 (the A/V section closes at 17:00.) Closed: March 5~12, 19, 26 and 30.
INFO 089-943-8008