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Oct. thru Dec.

10/10(Sun) ~14(Thurs)

It is 10 years since Xian and Funabashi became the sister city. The citizensf friendly mission will visit the city of Xian to deepen the grass roots international friendship.

11(Holiday)

Sports Festival

Undokoen   (Natsumidai)

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It is detailed under the separate article of gSport Day Festivalh

17(Sun)

8:00`

The Sumo (Japanese wrestling) tournaments for primary school pupils at Funabashi Daijingu (5 Miyamoto)

20(Wed)

11:00`

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Ditto for adults at the same place

Ujiko (the people under the protection of the Shrine) pray to the god for their health on such occasions as their first visit of the year to the shrine made during the New Year, etc.

These Sumo tournaments are to show and thank the god for having grown up so sound and strong as to be able to wrestle with each other.

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20(Wed)

12:15`

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Lobby Concert

City Hall, F1 lobby

The performance of a guitar and a pan flute by Mr. M. Maeda and Mr. T. Okada.

21(Thurs)

18:30`A

19:30`

Live Concert on a little detour

Kirara Hall (Face bldg. F6)

The performance of Koto by Mr. T. Nakai.

11/6(Sat) ~ 7(Sun)

10:00`16:30

Cultural Festival at Central Public Hall (2–2 -5 Honcho)

The results of daily exercises will be performed and exhibited. Performance: Dancing, Qigong, Karaoke and Japanese dancing. Exhibition: Flower arrangement, Pottery, Photograph, Pictures and Calligraphy.

The festival will be also held at other public halls at this time of the year. Please ask the nearby public hall for the details.

7(Sun)

9:30`14:00

The Festival of Agricultural and Marine Products at Central Wholesale Market (1-8-1 Ichiba) -scheduled-.

The spot sale of fresh vegetables, fish and shellfish together with various events.

17(Wed)

12:15`

Lobby Concert

City Hall, F1 lobby.

The performance of a piano by Ms. T. Matsuura.

18(Thurs)

18:30`A

19:30`

Live Concert a little detour   

Kirara Hall.

The performer is pending.

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21(Sun)

11:00`16:10

The 19th International Juvenile Friendship Party.

Community Plaza gCha-chah

It is detailed under the separate article of gThe 19th International Juvenile Friendship Partyh

12/15(Wed)

12:15`

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Lobby Concert

CityHall, F1 lobby.

The performance of a marimba and a piano by Mr. T. Yamada and Ms. M. Machida.

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16(Thurs)

18:30`A

19:30`

Live Concert on a little detour  

Kirara Hall.

The performer is pending.

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24(Fri)

Christmas Eve

Most of Japanese are not Christians but they eat Christmas cake and the parents give their children Christmas presents in place of Santa Claus.

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31(Fri)

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Omisoka (New Yearfs Eve)

We prepare for the New Year, cleaning our house thoroughly and cooking the dishes for the New Year. At night we eat Toshikoshi-Soba (the buckwheat noodles) to pass the old year watching the major events of gKohaku Uta Gassenh (Singing battle of professional male singers versus female singers) on TV. Then we hear the bells of temples ringing the old year out. Each bell rings 108 times. 108 represents 108 evils.


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