September Articles

August 28, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed : Sept. 2, 9, 30
Sept. 3-8 Tenkoku Exhibition / Free
* Opening day starts at 13:00. Closing day ends at 16:30
NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
Sept. 3-8 Photos: Scenery
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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 except Color Diamonds Sale ) Closed: Sept. 11-13, 16, 17
-Sept. 3 Young Artists Exhibition
Sept. 4-10 Oil Paintings by Araki Junichi
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
-Sept. 2 Leonard Fujita (1886-1968) and Ecole de Paris;
Foreign artists in Paris (1900~1940).
Fujita, born in Japan but working mainly in Paris, often took cats and women
as his main subjects. Although he lived and worked in France, his style adopted many Japanese painting techniques.
Sept. 3-9 Western-style Paintings by Tanaka Zenmei
Zenmei’s motifs are suggested by people he meets on the streets of Paris.
His these subjects depicted

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULMASAKI
*September 4 13:00- 15:00-
Jazz Concert Free
MASAKI-CHO SOGO HUKUSHI CENTER
*September 7 14:00-
Matsuyama Mandolin Club Concert Free

BOTCHAN THEATER
*September 1 14:00-
Gara in Concert 4,500 yen (Advance: 4,000 yen)
MATSUYAMA UNIVERSITY
*September 7, 8 14:00- 18:00-
Matsuyama University Drama Club Performance 700 yen

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Sept . 3 THE DEADLY COMPANIONS 1961 U.S.A 13:00
4 DUNE 1984 U.S.A 13:00-15:1
6 THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 1955 U.S.A 13:00-14
9 THE KARATE KID 1984 U.S.A 13:00-15:08
10 MAN IN THE SADDLE 1951 U.S.A 1 3:00-14:28
Night Movie Theater
Sept. 2 GRAN TORINO 2008 U.S.A 21:00-23:58
9 BACK TO THE FUTURE 1985 U.S.A 21:00-22:57

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

>>Sep.>>ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD Kinuyama only
>>Sep.>>ROCKETMAN Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu >>Sep.>> TOLKIEN Okaido only
>>Sep.5 THE SISTERS BROTHERS [Goruden Riva] Okaido only
Sep.6>> FREE SOLO Okaido only
Sep.6-19 BLADE RUNNER [Bur?do rann?] Kinuyama only
Sep.6-19 THE MATRIX Masaki only
>>Sep.12 THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Sep.12 FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW [Wild Speed Super Combo] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Sep.12 POLAROID Okaido only
Sep.13>> A DOG’S JOURNEY [Boku no Wonderfurl Journey] Kinuyama only
Sep.13-26 FORGET ABOUT NICK [New York, Saiko no Wakeari Bukken] Okaido only
>>Sep.19 TOY STORY 4 Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Sep.26 THE LION KING 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.
>>Sep.5 ROMAN HOLIDAY

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Sep.6>> CARMINE STREET GUITARS
Sep.13>>EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.
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 Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and 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. You can order a bento to eat on board or just ride the boat and watch, and some hotels offer a special ukai package. It will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Prices range from 4,000yen to 12,000yen. You need to make a reservation in advance at Ozu Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655).
Transportation: Take the Iyotetsu bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Ozu Honmachi, a 90-minute ride. Or take the JR express train from Matsuyama and get off at Ozu station, a 40-minute ride. From the station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.

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, coworkers, and friends outdoors, usually by the riverside.
Sept. 13 – Oct. 19 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. 2- Oct. 12 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)
August 10 – 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
August 30 – Oct. 15 Sunset-21:00 Ganso (originator) Ozu no imotaki Tel. 0893-24-2664
(Nehoji temple river side in Ozu city)
Fare 2,000yen (Resereved)

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

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. 2~9, 27 and 30. INFO 089-943-8008

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August Articles

August 2, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed : Aug. 5, 26
<Aug. 2, 14:00> Hyakunin-no-kai Concert ~ Songs We Want to Hear Again /
3000yen, 1500yen (high school students and under age)
<Aug. 3, 13:30> Acoustic Guitar Concert / Free
<Aug. 6 – 12> Wool Felt Exhibition
* Opening day starts at 11:00, Closing day ends at 16:00 / Free

NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
<Aug. 6-11> Photos

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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. 6> Paintings by Ajiki Shintaro and Ozawa Kazumasa
<Aug. 7-13> Paintings by Masuda Yasuko and Shinozaki Masaki

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
<-Aug. 5> Oil Paintings by Yamaki Akira
<Aug. 6-12> Japanese Paintings by Sato Tetsuya (1959~)

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULMASAKI
*August 7 13:00- 15:00- Jazz Concert Free
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
*August 4 18:00-
Classical Music Concert
Reserved seating: 4,000 yen (Advance; 3,500 yen)
General seating: 3,500 yen (Advance: 3,000 yen)
High school students and younger: 2,000 yen (Advance: 1,500 yen)

BOTCHAN THEATER
*August 4 13:00- Harmonica Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Aug .1 ROOSTER COGBURNROOSTER COGBURN 1975 U.S.A 13:00-14:48
2 MIDNIGHT RUN 1988 U.S.A 13:00-15:07
5 MIDWAY 1976 U.S.A 13:00-15:13
7 UN DOLLARO TRA I DENTI 1967 Italy-U.S.A 13:00-14:27
8 PATCH ADAMS 1998 U.S.A 13:00-14:56
9 OUT OF SIGHT 1998 U.S.A 13:00-15:04
Night Movie Theater
Aug.5 FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS 2006 U.S.A 21:00-23:13
12 LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA 2006 U.S.A 21:00-23:22

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

>>Aug.>> TOY STORY Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Aug.>> THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Aug.1 PAPILLON Okaido only
Aug.2>> FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW [Wild Speed Super Combo] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Aug.8 ARAJIN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Aug.8 THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Okaido only
Aug.9>> THE LION KING Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenob
>>Aug.15 CHILD’S PLAY Kinuyama only
>>Aug.22 SPIDER-MAN: Far From Home Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Aug.23>> ROCKETMAN Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
Aug.23>> THE SISTERS BROTHERS [G?ruden Riv?] 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.8 AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN [Ai to Seisyun no Tabidachi]
Aug.23>> ROMAN HOLIDAY

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Aug.2>> BREATH
Aug.2>> QUEEN: UNDER REVIEW 1946-1991 – THE FREDDIE MERCURY STORY
Aug.9>> ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE Aug.9>> HALLOWEEN
Aug.16>>THE OLD MAN & THE GUN [Saraba Itoshiki Autor?]
Aug.16>>HOT SUMMER NIGHTS

5. FESTIVALS
August 3-4 OZU KAWA MATSURI (river festival) Ozu City 20:00 -21:00
Firework DISPLAY At the Hijikawa riverside (north side on the 3rd and south on the 4th)
About 2,000 rounds of fireworks are set off each day. Most exciting and beautiful are Niagara Falls stretching 200 meters long, tinting the surface of the river with rainbow colors against the background of Ozu Castle. You can also enjoy watching cormorant fishing if you like. There is free parking for 1,900 cars. In case of rain it will be held on the next day. (Tel. 0893-24-2664)
Transportation: See the Ukai Festival for transportation info. From JR Ozu station it takes about 15 minutes to the north riverside and 20 minutes to the south on foot.

August 3 MATSUYAMA MINATO MATSURI (port festival)
MITSUHAMA FIREWORK DISPLAY at Mitsuhama Port 20:00-21:00
This is one of the biggest firework festivals in Ehime. About 11,000 rounds of fireworks are
displayed. In case of bad weather it will be held on the 17th .
16:30 Brass band parade and a performance of Suigun-daiko
Transportation: Take the Iyotetsu train bound for Takahama and get off at Mitsuhama station.
It is a 15-minute walk from the station. (Tel. 089-951-7705)

August 4 ONMAKU HANABI at Imabari Port seawall Imabari City 20:00-21:00
This is another big firework festival in Ehime. 10,000 rounds of fireworks are
displayed. The theme this year is “Mebuku”. About 200,000 people come to see the festival
every year. In case of rain it will be held on the 11th . (Tel. 0898-23-3939)
Transportation: It is a 15-minute walk from JR Imabari station.

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 Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and 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. You can order a bento to eat on board or just ride the boat and watch, and some hotels offer a special ukai package. It will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Prices range from \4,000-\12,000. You need to make a reservation in advance at Ozu Machinoeki Asamoya (Tel. 0893-57-6655).
Transportation: Take the Iyotetsu bus bound for Yawatahama from Shieki, gate #4, and get off at Ozu Honmachi, a 90-minute ride. Or take the JR express train from Matsuyama and get off at Ozu, a 40-minute ride. From the Ozu station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.

-August 3 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.

August 1-31 DOGO-ONSEN NATSU MATSURI (summer festival)
Around Dogo-onsen honkan (main building), Botchan square, Hojo-en (opposite Dogo-onsen station)
August 1-2 Dogo-mura matsuri (village festival)
A mid-summer festival opens in the Dogo-onsen area. Many stalls of old-fashioned fun such as kingyo-sukui (goldfish catching), kaki-gori (shaved ice), and takoyaki are set up.
1 9:30 Yugama-yakushi (The healing Buddha of Dogo spa) ceremony is held in
thanks for the blessing of Dogo hot spa.
19:30 Botchan-gekijo (theater) performance
1-2 14:00 Let’s try sports and games.
14:00 Jinrikisha (rickshaw) riding near Hojo-en
Kids’ okashi (snack) throwing
17:00 Dogo yoichi (night fair) on Haikara street (shopping arcade)

Other events
1-30 Japanese drum performances, local entertainment, and music at Botchan square.
1-7 Tanabata matsuri (Star festival)
1-8 Matsuyama matsuri in Dogo
10-12 15:00-/17:00-/19:00- Street performances
13-15 Kids’ fireworks such as senko-hanabi (sparklers).
20 Ehime chisan-chisho in Dogo (local foods and products fair) in the morning till noon.
25 8:00-13:00 Yuagari asaichi (Morning fair after bathing) at Botchan square.

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.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Aug. 4, 11, 18 9:00~10:45 Sunday Service
Aug. 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/
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 : Aug. 30.
INFO 089-943-8008

July Articles

July 2, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed :July 1, 8, 22, 29
<July 6, 13:30 > Morioka & Iwata Collaboration Recital / \2000
NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
<July 2-7> No Exhibition
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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 3-9> Modern Artworks and Paintings by Moriuchi Keiko
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
<-July 1> Dai-Tankei Inkstone Exhibit
<July 2-8> Japanese-style Paintings by Masterpiece’s Artists

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
*July 6 18:00- Crash Jazz Orchestra Concert
1,200 yen (Advance: 1,000 yen)
EMIFULMASAKI
*July 2 13:00- 15:00– Jazz Concert
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
*July 7 16:00- Starry Skies Promenade Concert
2,000 yen (Advance: 1,500 yen)
Junior high school students and younger:1,000 yen (Advance 800 yen)

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Jul. 1 RED RIVER 1948 U.S.A 13:00-15:14
2 L’ARM?E DES OMBRES 1969 France 13:00-15:26
3 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 1962 U.S.A 13:00-15:10
4 THE JACKAL 1997 U.S.A 13:00-15:05
5 WORKING GIRL 1988 U.S.A 13:00-14:55
8 THE KING AND I 1956 U.S.A 13:00-15:14

Night Movie Theater
Jul. 1 TOTAL RECALL 2012 U.S.A 21:00-22:59

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.>> X-MEN: Dark Phoenix Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jul.>> SPIDER-MAN: Far From Home Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jul.4 COLD PURSUIT[Slow Royale] Shigenobu only
Jul.5-18 THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF THE FAKIR
[Kurozetto ni Tojikomerareta Boku no Kisotengai na Tabi] Okaido only
>>Jul.11 GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Shigenobu only
Jul.12>> TOY STORY 4 Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jul.18 ARAJIN Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido (Jul.26) & Shigenobu
>>Jul.18 MEN IN BLACK: International Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Jul.12>> BLUES BROTHERS

★ 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.5>> BILL EVANS/TIME REMEMBERED
Jul.12>> DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

Jul.12>> RBG

5. 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 Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and 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. You can order a bento to eat on board or just ride the boat and watch, and some hotels offer a special ukai package. It will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Prices range from \4,000~12,000. You need to make a reservation in advance at Ozu 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 the station take a taxi or walk for 30 minutes.

June 22 -August 3 DOYO YOICHI (Saturday Fair) 土曜夜市  13:00- 21:00 On Saturdays from late June, Okaido, Gintengai Streets and Matsuchika Town are filled with booths. There are many things to buy, games such as kingyo-sukui (goldfish catching), food, and crowds of people enjoying the fun.

July 1-10 OYAMA-BIRAKI (Opening of Mt. Ishizuchi)   (Tel. 0897-55-4044 Ishizuchi-jinja)
July 1st is the official opening of Mt. Ishizuchi石鎚山 (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 Tsuch
Transportation:
IYOTETSU BUS NIIHAMA TOKKYU (limited express) 伊予鉄バス新居浜特急
Fare (one way)  1,340yen Tel. (089)972-2511
Matsuyama-shieki 松山市駅    Ishizuchi-jinja-mae石鎚神社前
8:26                                                            9:56
14:26                                                         15:56
Ishizuchi-jinja-mae                                Matsuyama shieki
13:07                                                         14:37
17:07                                                         18:37

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE
MATSUYAMA MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTER
COMMUNITY PLAZA
<July 6-7> 10:00-15:00  ’Fancy’ Market Handmade goods on sale

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
July 7, 14, 21 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
July 28 13:30-14:45 Worship in English.
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 July 1, 8 and 31. INFO 089-943-8008

June Articles

May 30, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS 
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed: June 10, 17, 24
<-June 2> Tsubukomachi Beadwork Classroom Exhibition / Free
*Opening day starts at 13:00. Closing day ends at 16:00.
<June 1, 13:30 > Naniwabushi Torazo Recital / 3000yen (advance ticket  2500yen)
NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition)   Closed: Mondays
<-June 2> No Exhibition
<June 4-9> Ink Paintings: Scenery and Seasonal Flowers
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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)
<-June 3> Artworks by 6 Artists: Western-style Paintings, Dolls and Pictures Painted on Glasses
<June 5-11> Modern Paintings and Sculptures
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
<-June 3> Pottery by Takemura Atsunori: pot, tea bowl, flower pot and incense burner
<June 4-10> Woodblock Prints by Current Popular Artists

2. PERFPRMANCES
EMIFULMASAKI
*June 5 13:00- 15;00- Jazz Concert Free*
EHIME KYOIKU KAIKAN
*June 1 18:30- Kotringo Live 4,300 yen (Advance: 3,800 yen)

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Jun. 3 RUTHLESS PEOPLE 1986 U.S.A 13:00-14:35
4 THE FIVE MAN ARMY 1969 Italy 13:00-14:51
5 TELEFON 1977 U.S.A 13:00-14:44
6 PRIZZI’S HONOR 1985 U.S.A 13:00-15:10
7 JOAN OF ARC 199 France-U.S.A 13:00-15:39

Night Movie Theater
Jun. 3 GRACE OF MONACO 2013 France 21:00-22:43

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.>> GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.6 THE FOREIGNER [Fukush?sha] Okaido only
>>Jun.6 HIGH LIFE Okaido only
>>Jun.6 LEAN ON PETE [Kouya nite] Okaido only
Jun.7>> COLETTE Okaido only
Jun.7>> COLD PURSUIT [Slow Royale] Shigenobu only
Jun.7>> ARAJIN Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jun.13 THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA [Naku Onna] Masaki only
Jun.14>> MEN IN BLACK: International Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jun.20 REPLICAS Kinuyama only
>>Jun.20 AVENGERS: ENDGAME Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
>>Jun.13 GONE WITH THE WIND [Kaze to tomo ni sarinu]

★ 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.7>> GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Jun.7>> MAURICE
Jun.7>> THE DEER HUNTER

5. FESTIVALS
-June 9 NANRAKU-EN HANA-SHOBU (Iris) FESTIVAL
9:00-17:00         Tsushima-cho, Uwajima City
Nanraku-en is the biggest Japanese-style garden in Shikoku and the 30,000 iris plants are particularly impressive at this time of year. The park area is lit up from 17:00 to 21:00 (May 26 -June 3).
Main events are as follows:
Take-toro-no-yube (Evening of Bamboo Lantern Art)
May 25-June 2 The park area is lit up from 17:00 to 21:00.
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, along with Nagara-gawa in Gifu Prefecture and 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 tied around the birds’ necks, which prevent them from swallowing the 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. You can order a bento to eat on board or just ride the boat and watch, and some hotels offer a special ukai package. It will be cancelled if the weather is bad. Prices range from 4000yen-12000yen. You need to make a reservation at Ozu Machi-no-eki 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.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
June 2, 9, 30 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
June 23 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 June 3,10, 17, 24 and 28.
INFO 089-943-8008

May Articles

April 27, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed: May 13, 20, 27
Apr. 30-May 6 Mutoukai Noh Mask Exhibition/Free
*Opening day starts at 10:00. Closing day ends at 15:00

NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
-May 5 Photos: Scenery
May 7-12 Haiku Paintings: Simple paintings that accompany and interact
with 17 syllables poetic verse called haiku

IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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)
May 1-7 Modern Craftworks by 7 Artists
8th Floor SKY DOME Admission: Free
May 1 12:00-, 14:00- Performance of Japanese Drums
May 3 14:00- Flamenco Performance
May 6 14:00- Hula Performance

MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
Apr. 30-May 6 Paintings by Kawabata Michihiro
Michihiro paints flowers, insects and animals in soft, translucent colors. Using
double-imaging techniques. Close inspections of his work lead to discovery of hidden motifs.
May 7-13 Woodblock Prints by Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), modern European master.
Utrillo was a French artist, noted for his depictions of the houses and streets of the
Montmartre district of Paris.

2. PERFPRMANCES
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
May 5 14:00- Ehime Brass Band Concert
500 yen, High school students and younger:Free
EMIFUL MASAKI
May 1 13:00- 15:00- Jazz Concert Free
May 2 13:00- 15:00- Fumiya Kengo Live Free
May 4 13:00- 15:30- Pop&Animation Song Live Free

EHIME SHOGAI-GAKUSYU CENTER
May 3 14:00- Ehime Boys’ Orchestra Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
May. 2 A DISTANT TRUMPET 1964 U.S.A 13:00-14:58
3 THE FIRM 1993 U.S.A 13:00-15:35
6 GONE WITH THE WIND 1939 U.S.A 13:00-16:47
8 CAPRICORN ONE 1977 U.S.A 13:00-15:04

Night Movie Theater
May. 6 INTOUCHABLES 2011 France 21:00-22:53

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

>>May>> AVENGERS: ENDGAME Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>May2 BUMBLEBEE Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
May3>> FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL [Liverpool, Saigo no Koi] Okaido only
May3-16 MARROWBONE Okaido only
>>May9 ON THE BASIS OF SEX Okaido only
>>May9 GREEN BOOK Okaido only
>>May9 HUNTER KILLER Masaki only
May10>> SHOCK AND AWE [Kisyatachi, Syougeki to Ifu no Shinjitsu] Okaido only
May10>> THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA [Naku Onna] Masaki only
>>May16 DUMBO Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>May30 SHAZAM! Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu

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

>>May 2 JAWS [Jozu]
May 3-16 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

★ 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>> BLACKKKLANSMAN
May11>> LAST TANGO IN PARIS
May11>> VICE

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 1 REIWA TENNO SOKUI NO HI (Reiwa Emperor’s Succession Day)
令和天皇即位の日 (National Holiday)
May 2 KOKUMIN NO KYUJITSU (National Holiday) 国民の休日

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.
13:00 / 15:00 Kids’ mikoshi danjiri 14:00 Kashima mikoshi miyadashi
16:00 Mochi-maki (rice cake throwing)
4 OSHIMENAWA-NO-HARIKAE (Replacing the Sacred Rope)    13:10-14:50
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 shrine. 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 sides of the 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
9:45 Handmade kites (by junior high students) contest
10:00 Udon noodle Kuihodai (eat as much as you can) Fare: \500
Kanreki-iwai ( Celebrating one’s 60th birthday) kite flight
11:00 Hatsuzeku Shinto Ceremony to bless babies born since last April Demonstration of Tesuki-washi (traditional Japanese paper)
12:00 Hyaku -jo big kite flight by about 100 men (14m long and 12m wide)
13:00– Big kite Fight
You can join the kite fight if you wish. Kites can be rented for  2,000yen and you get 1,000yen 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.

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE
ITEM EHIME (Ehime World Trade Center)
May 5 9:30-15:00 Ehime AOZORA Market ” Flea Market” Admission: Free

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
May 5, 12, 19 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
May 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/
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, 13, 20, 27 and 31.
INFO 089-943-8008

April Articles

March 24, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS 
BANSUISO 9:00-18:00 Closed: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22
<April 6, 15:00-> Saito Ryosuke Recital/ 3000yen
<April 7, 14:00-> Tsugaru Shamisen Concert/ 2500yen
NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
<April 2-7> Taiga Drama “Idaten”: Costumes, props and autographs on display.
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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 2> Lacquer Works by Fujita Takeshi and Kumiko
<April 6-7> Jewelry Collection
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
<Apr.2-8> Original Dolls by Inabe Chizuko

2. PERFPRMANCES
COMMUNITY CENTER (CAMELLIA HALL)
April 7 17:00- STARDUST REVUE Concert 6,900 yen

SHINONOME SHIRINE
April 4 14:00-16:00 Noh Play 2,000 yen

MATSUYAMA SHIROYAMA PARK
April 12, 26, 12:20- 12:50 Promenade Concert Free
EMIFUL MASAKI
April 3 13:00- 15:00- Jazz Concert Fre
TOBE-CYO BUNKA KAIKAN
April 7 16:00- Rintocco in Concert 1,500 yen Pair ticket: 2,500 yen
BANSUI-SO
April 6 15:00- Saito Ryosuke in Concert 3,000 yen

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Apr. 1 LE GRAND BLEU 1988 France 13:00-15:49
2 VERA CRUZ 1954 U.S.A 13:00-14:35
3 48HRS. 1982 U.S.A 13:00-14:37
4 HELL IS FOR HEROES 1962 U.S.A 13:00-14:31
5 THE ROAD HOME 1999 U.S.A-China 13:00-14:30
8 PATRIOT GAMES 1992 U.S.A 13:00-14:58
9 CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER 1994 U.S.A 13:00-15:22

Night Movie Theater
Apr. 1 WORLD WAR Z 2013 U.S.A 21:00-22:57
8 MILLION DOLLAR BABY 2004 U.S.A 21:00-23:14
2016 U.S.A. 21:00~
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

>>Apr.>> CAPTAIN MARVEL Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> BUMBLEBEE Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.>> DUMBO Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.4 ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Apr.4 THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART [Nachisu Dai 3 no Otoko] Okaido only
>>Apr.4 IT COMES AT NIGHT Okaido only
>>Apr.11 GREEN BOOK Okaido & Shigenobu (>>Apr.18)
>>Apr.11 SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Kinuyama (>>Apr.18) & Masaki
Apr.12>> HUNTER KILLER Masaki only
>>Apr.18 THE MULE [Hakobiya] Kinuyama & Masaki

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Apr.5-18 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND [Michi tono sogu]

★ 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>> THE BOOKSHOP
Apr.13>> HANNAH [Tomoshibi]

5. FESTIVALS
HINA-DOLL EXHIBITIONS IN EHIME
Feb. 24-April 7 Kumamachi Hina Matsuri Kuma-cho shopping street and 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.

Feb. 15-April 14 Hina-doll Exibition
Uwajima Date Museum    Uwajima city
On tiers of shelves covered with red cloth about 7.5 meters long, yusoku-bina which consist of 17 dolls and 210 furnishings are displayed. These dolls wear the same costumes as those of kuge, court nobles. They were made by Oki Heizo, a famous doll artisan in Kyoto in 1923.
Other exhibits
1. Hina-dolls and hina chodo (furnishings)
They were brought by Miyo-hime, the wife of the 7th lord of the Date clan Munetada as part of her trousseau about 200 years ago.
2. Mitsuore ningyo
Mitsuore dolls can be folded at three parts of the body (hips, knees and ankles) so that we can make them sit, stand, or hold them in our arms. These dolls were brought by Tomiko, the second daughter of the 9th lord Munee as marriage property.
3. Ko-bina (miniature furnishings) made of silver
They were originally owned by the 14th Shogun Tokugawa Iemochi and handed down to Takako, the wife of the 10th lord Munenobu. They are elegant, delicate, and very rare.
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. From the hill top area there is a good view 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 cars or stroll along the moat.
Along Sanbancho street about 320 cherry trees of yaezakura called ichiyo 一葉 (light pink)and kanzan 関山 (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 Saihoji temple in Shimoidai-cho, Mikaeri-no-sakura at Ishiteji temple, and Uba-zakura at Taihoji temple in Minamiedo, all of which are designated Matsuyama City Natural Monuments, and have interesting legends related to cherry blossoms..

April 4, 6, 7 MATSUYAMA SPRING FESTIVAL CASTLE FESTIVAL
During the festival, Matsuyama Castle gondola and chairlift service operates till 21:00.
Gondola and chairlift ticket (round trip) Fare: Adult 510yen Primary sch. pupil 260yen
Senoir (65 years old and over, with ID) Free
Matsuyama Castle Tenshukaku (main tower) Admission: Adult 510yen
Primary sch. pupil 150yen Senoir with ID Free
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).
6 11:00-15:30 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)
12:00-16:00 The National Iyo-bushi Contest At Matsuyama Shimin Kaikan
Iyo-bushi is a local folk song. (Admission: 500yen)
7 10:00-16:15 SPRING FESTIVAL IN HORINOUCHI At Castle park (Horinouchi)
Chanbara show / Flea Market / Local Food Festa / Stage Events, etc.
Cancelled in case of rain.
10:55-12:30 Matsuyama Citizen Parade On Okaido and Chifune-machi Street
In case of rain, on Okaido and Gintengai shopping arcade
11:40-13:15 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 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 special guest stars this year are Dacho Club.
13:00-16:15 Showa-no-Komach Mikoshi (portable shrine) Rope-maki (roll)
/ Mochi-maki / Brass band At Ninomaru Historical Garden
Admission: Adult 200yen Child 100yen

6,7 8:30-17:30 (7th -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: 400yen)
4, 6,7 8:30 Photo contest At each event spot
4 14:00-16:00 THE 10th SHINONOME-NOH
At Shinonome-jinja shrine up the stairs at the north end of the Ropeway-gai street
Shinonome-noh is a core event of the Matsuyama Spring Festival.
You need to apply for a ticket in advance. (Admission: 2,000yen)
4, 6,7 10:00-15:00 Tea ceremony (Fare: 400yen) At Shinonome-jinja
Special exhibition at Bunka-den (treasure house)
(Admission: 300yen) At Shinonome-jinja

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
April 7, 21, 28 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
April 14 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 1, 8, 15, 22, and 26.
INFO 089-943-8008

March Article

March 5, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
BANSUISO
< -Mar. 2 > Creative Impulse /Free *Opening day starts at 13:00. Closing day ends at 15:30
NHK ART GALLERY
9:30-17:00 (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Closed: Mondays
< -Mar. 3 > Photos
< Mar. 5- 10 > Paintings: Oil Paintings, Pastels and Pencil Drawings
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30
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. 5 > Western-style Paintings by Uchida Hiroshi
< Mar. 6-10 > Pearl Exhibition
MITSUKOSHI  10:00- 19:00
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
< -Mar. 4 > Retrospective Exhibition of Fujita Tsuguharu (1886-1968).
Tsuguharu was born in Japan but worked mainly in Paris. His main subjects are cats
and women, and his work features many Japanese painting techniques.
< Mar. 5-11 > Glass Works (Art Nouveau and Art Deco)
Art Nouveau(the end of the 19 century-early 20th): Artworks based on nature, plants
and insects.
Art Deco (1910-1930): Artworks utilizing geometric designs.

2. PERFPRMANCES
HIMEGIN HALL (KENMIN BUNKA KAIKAN)
*March 6 14:00- Sanyutei Enraku Rakugo 3,800 yen
EMIFUL MASAKI
*March 1 13:00- 15:00-
Jazz Concert Free
STUDIO M
*March 1 13:00- 15:00-
Piano Duo Concert Free

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Daytime Movie Theater
Mar. 1 AIRPORT 1970 U.S.A 13:00-15:18
4 BARRY LYNDON 1975 Germany-England 13:00-16:07
5 THE AWFUL TRUTH 1937 U.S.A 13:00-14:32
6 THE MISSION 1986 England 13:00-15:06
8 JOHNNY GUITAR 1954 U.S.A 13:00-14:51

Midnight Movie Theater
Mar. 1 APOCALYPSE NOW 1979 U.S.A. 24:15-26:50
8 LA LA LAND 2016 U.S.A. 21:00-

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
>>Mar.>> ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.>> GREEN BOOK Okaido only
Mar.1-14 REBEL IN THE RYE [Ryemugibatake no Hangyakuji] Okaido only
Mar.1-14 THE WIFE [Tensai Sakka no Tsuma] Okaido only
Mar.1-15 SUSPIRIA Okaido only
Mar.1-15 MORTAL ENGINES [Idou Toshi] Shigenobu only
>>Mar.7 THE MERCY [Kibouhou no Kaze ni nosete] Okaido only
Mar.8>> SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Kinuyama & Masaki
Mar.8>> THE MULE [Hakobiya] Kinuyama & Masaki
>>Mar.14 FIRST MAN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
Mar.15>> CAPTAIN MARVEL Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.21 THE FAVOURITE [Joouheika no okiniiri] Kinuyama only
>>Mar.28 AQUAMAN Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Mar.28 MARY POPPINS RETURNS Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu

CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933CINEMA LUNATIC Tel. 089-933-9240 (Matsugeki building 2F.) Closed:Tuesdays
Mar.1-14 DOG DAY AFTERNOON [?kamitachi no gogo]
Mar.15>> ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN [Dait?ry? no Inb?]

★ 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.2>> VICTORIA & ABDUL
Mar.2>> NORTHERN SOUL
Mar.2>> MY GENERATION
Mar.2>> ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS
Mar.16>>BOOM FOR REAL: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
5. FESTIVALS
Feb. 8-March 25 The 4th 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 baseball which Shiki loved, his hometown Matsuyama and so on. One kamaboko-ita painting best suited for Shiki’s haiku is chosen. About 90 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
Feb. 2 – March 24 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 boar, 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)
Feb. 24 -April 7 The 5th 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)
Feb.15 -April 14 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 chodo (furnishings) are displayed as well. They were made by Oki Heizo, a famous doll artisan in Kyoto in 1923. On display also, are ko-bina (miniature
furniture) made of silver, and picture scrolls.
(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.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship Worship at the Fukuin Center
March 3, 10, 17 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
March 24 (Sun.) 18:30-19:30 Worship.
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 4~11, 18, 25 and 29. INFO 089-943-8008

February Article

March 5, 2019 by

1.EXHIBITIONS

January Articles

December 29, 2018 by

1.EXHIBITIONS
IYOTETSU TAKASHIMAYA 10:00-19:30 Closed: Jan. 1
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)
-Jan. 8 Western-style Paintings by Shimizu Shinya
8th Floor SKY DOME Admission: Free
Jan. 2 New Year’s Performance of Japanese Drums
MITSUKOSHI 10:00- 19:00 (Mondays : until 16:00) Closed: Jan. 1
6th Floor Art Gallery (-16:00 on the last day of exhibition) Admission: Free
Jan. 2-7 New Year’s Bargain Sales “Artists Who Love Paris”

2. PERFPRMANCES
MATSUYAMA SHIMIN KAIKAN
January 6 14:00- Kanehira Natsuka Piano Recital
2,500 yen Pair -ticket : 4,000 yen

3. TV
NHK BS Premium
Morning Movie Theater

Jan. 1 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE 1996 U.S.A. 09:00-10:51
1 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE Ⅱ 2000 U.S.A. 10:51-12:56
Daytime Movie Theater
Jan. 1 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE Ⅲ 2006 U.S.A. 12:56-15:02
1 MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL 2011 U.S.A. 15:02-17:16
4 TEMPO DI MASSACRO 1966 Italy 13:00-14:33
7 LES UNS ET LES AUTRES 1981 France 13:00-15:58

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

>>Jan.>> FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jan.>> THE GRINCH Kinuyama, Masaki, Okaido & Shigenobu
>>Jan.>> RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET [Sugar Rush on Line] Kinuyama, Masaki & Shigenobu
>>Jan.>> A STAR IS BORN [Star Tanjyo] Kinuyama & Masaki
>>Jan.3 EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY Shigenobu only
>>Jan.3 NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER [Uso wa Fixer no Hajimari]
Okaido only
>>Jan.10 DESTINATION WEDDING [Otona no Koi wa Mawarimichi] Okaido only
>>Jan.10 A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN [Akatsuki ni Inore] 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.

Jan.4-17 THE REMAINS OF THE DAY [Hi no nagori]

5. FESTIVALS
Closed on the first few days of the year
Government offices: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3 Banks: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Post offices: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3 City Library: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Jan. 1-3 SHOGATSU (New Year Days)
Shogatsu, more often means a particular period of the New Year, especially the first three days of January. New Year’s Day (Gantan or Ganjitsu) is the most important. People place round rice cakes (kagami-mochi) on the household altar (kami-dana) and/or in the alcove (tokonoma) before New Year’s Day. New Year decorations (shime-kazari, and kadomatsu) are also set up. Family members, even those who live in remote areas, gather together. On the morning of Gantan, people celebrate the New Year with spiced sake (toso), special New Year’s food (osechi-ryori) and rice cakes boiled with vegetables (zoni). People enjoy reading New Year’s cards (nenga-jo). Many people pay the year’s first visit to temples and shrines (hatsu-mode).
A New Year’s Dictionary
SHIMEKAZARI A sacred decoration made of straw, two fern leaves and daidai (a small citrus). It is hung above entrance doors and various places, even in front of cars.
KADOMATSU
More extravagant than shimekazari is kadomatsu. It is made of bamboo, pine and plum tree branches and set on both sides of a gate or entry-way.
TOSO

Toso is prepared by soaking overnight a tososan bag in sake or mirin (sweet sake) like a teabag. Tososan is a mixture of herbs and was originally prepared by a great Chinese doctor Kada of ancient times. Toso is taken on New Year’s Day to cleanse oneself of malice and to live long, a custom that dates from the Heian era (794-1191). You can get tososan at drug stores
the week before New Year’s Day.
OSECHI-RYORI
*Kazunoko (herring roe) symbolizes prosperity because it is a clump of many eggs.
*Kuromame (black beans) are chosen because ‘mame’ means hard working.
*Gobo (burdock root) symbolizes a stable foundation because the root of gobo grows deep into the ground.
*Kuri-kinton (sweet chestnut paste) is chosen because the word ‘kuri’ sometimes means mastery.
*Kohaku Kamaboko (red and white boiled fish paste) is prepared because red and white are auspicious colors.
ZONI Zoni is a special soup served with pieces of rice cake (mochi) in it. The ingredients vary with the region.
NENGA-JO

New Year’s cards called nenga-jo are posted during December and delivered in a batch on the New Year’s day. People make the cards in various ways, such as wood block prints, calligraphy and picture prints. If there has been a death in the family the past year you do not send nenga-jo and no one should send them to you because you are still in mourning.
HATSU-MODE
This is the first visit of the year to temples and shrines. People pray for good health and fortune throughout the year. White arrows named “hamaya” are often sold as good luck charms. Most go from January 1st.
OTOSHIDAMA
This is a gift of money given to children. The money is put in a small envelope. The amount ranges from 1,000 yen to as much as 10,000 yen or more depending on the age of and relationship to the child.

Early Jan. HATSU-URI (First Sales) 初売り
Many stores have special bargains to celebrate the re-opening after the New Year’s holidays. “Good fortune bags” containing various goods (fuku-bukuro) are often sold at a very reasonable price, but you take a chance because you don’t know what they contain until you open them.
Jan. 7 NANAKUSA-GAYU 七草粥
Nanakusa-gayu is a rice porridge made with haru-no-nanakusa, seven spring herbs. Eating nanakusa-gayu on January 7th has a long history. In the Edo era (1603-1867) this event was one of the go-sekku 五節句 (five seasonal festivals), when the shogun and his men ate it. It is said to have an effect on every disease, so Japanese still eat it on this day after the celebration and feasting over New Year’s. You can get packs of these seven herbs in the vegetable section of supermarkets at this time.

6. FLEA MARKET & ON SALE
ITEM EHIME (Ehime World Trade Center)
Jan. 2,3, 5, 6, 12-14 10:00-16:30 (Last Admission:16:00)
“TOMIKA Exhibition in Ehime”
Tomica Diecast Cars: Among Japan’s most well-known toys,
these die-cast cars have captivated children all over the world.
Advance: Adults(Jr. High Sch. Students and over): 700yen Elementary Sch. Students or under: 600yen
On-site: Adults( Jr.High Sch. Students and over): 900yen
Elementary Sch. Students or under: 800yen, Children 2years or under: Free

7. ANNOUNCEMENTS
Worship at the Fukuin Center
Jan. 6, 13, 20 9:00-10:45 Sunday Service (Interpreted in English on PC)
11:00-12:00 Free Japanese language lessons
Jan. 27 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 Dec. 17, 29~Jan. 4, 7,21, 28, 31.
INFO 089-943-8008

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