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Jul. thru Sep.

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Admission-Free Concerts

Lo‚‚‚‚‚™ Concert

City Hall 1F lobby

 7/18(Wed)

12:15`@

Bassoon quartet
  by Satoshi Osawa, Kunihiro Hayakawa, Maiko Hifumi & Shiho Hayakawa

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 9/19(Wed)

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Piano recital by Junko Kuramochi
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The Small Detour, a live concert

Kirara Hall (FACE bldg. 6F)

 7/19(Thu)

18:30`A

19:30`

Guitar duet
  by Kanji Ishii & Momotaro Maruyama
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 8/16(Thu)

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Pianica ensemble
by Pianica Maeda, Yuki Murakami & Makoto Miyata
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 9/20(Thu)

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Film music, rock jazz and pops
  by Ei Shu, Nobuo Yagi & Katsuhiko Nakamichi

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Summer Concert Citizensf Culture Hall(2-2-5 Honcho)

 7/21(at)

9:30`16:00

Instrumental music by junior high students
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 7/22(Sat) 9:30`16:00 Chorus by primary and junior high students@
 7/24(Tue) 9:30`16:00

Instrumental music by primary school students
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Festivals

Tanabata Festival

 7/7 iSatj@

This is one of the Japanese traditional summer festivals.

People write their wishes on five-colored fancy cards, hang them on bamboo trees and pray to the Vega.

In former times, people used to throw the bamboo trees into a river wishing them to reach the Galaxy.

Nowadays this practice is not carried out for keeping a good environment.

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Citizensf Festival
@7/27
(Frij`7/29(Sunj@
Citizensf Festival consists of gMade in Funabashih, gJoy and shopping Fairh and gLovely and Friendly Festivalsh as follows;
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@Made In Funabashi
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7/27(Fri)`7/29(Sun)
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Citizensf Gallery (Funabashi Square bldg. 21 3F,@2-1-1 Honcho)

The industries in Funabashi are introduced by using panels and models. Sale of the products is also made there.
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@Joy and Shopping Fair
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7/28(Sat) 11:00`17:00

Miyamoto street in Honcho

Flea market, Consultations, Dances, Sale of specialty products in Funabashi, etc.
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@Lovely and Friendly
   Festivals

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7/28(Sat)`7/29(Sun)

Lots of events like parades of portable shrines by children, Yosakoi Soran dances, folksongs, Foolfs Masked Dances, Japanese@drum performances and ladder acrobatics are held at the following places in the city.

Starting/finishing times, however, are different depending on the places, so you are advised to check it by calling Shoko Shinko-ka@(Tel 047-436-2472)@or@asking your neighbors.

7/28(Sat); Miyama Shopping Street

7/28(Sat) 7/29(Sun); Nakayama Shopping Street

7/28(Sat)7/29(Sun); Narashinodai shopping Street

7/28(Sat)7/29(Sun); Futawa-mukodai Shopping street

7/29(Sun); Otaki Park

7/29(Sun)10:00-20:50; Miyamoto street and Ekimae street in Honcho
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Bay Park Festival
@9/16(Sun)@10:00`15:00@

Funabashi Sanbanze Kaihin Park(40 Shiomicho) Tel 047-435-0828

Flea market and others
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Moon Viewing
@9/25(Tuej@
In Japan there is a custom of appreciating the beautiful full moon at the night of August 15 by the lunar calendar (on September 25 this year). 

On this occasion dumplings, Japanese pampas grass and seasonal fruits are set out by the window to offer them to the moon.

This custom is said to have come from the Japanese farmers praying to the moon for an abundant rice harvests.
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Culture   

The constellation, Jupiter and@Moon in summer (Admission free)
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7/21(Sat)@19:00`21:00

Planetarium House (834 Azumacho) Tel 047-422-7732, Fax047-424-9516

Primary school and junior high students are requested to be accompanied by their parent or guardian. (Pre-school children not admissible) Reservation required starting on June 15 (100 people only).
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The exhibition of the contemporary art of Jomon
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7/22(Sun)`9/16(Sun)

Tobi-no-Daii Shiseki Park Museum (4-27-2 Kaijin)  Tel 047-495-1325

There are many remains of Jomon Era (4,000-5,000 years ago) in Funabashi. And In this exhibition paints and plastic arts of this era are displayed. Admission fee: \100 for adults, \50 for school children. (Free for junior high students & younger living in Funabashi City)
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Stars Watching for little children (Admission free)
@8/4(Sat)@19:00`21:00

Planetarium House (834 Azumacho)  Tel 047-422-7732

Pre-school Children from 3-years of age and their parents or guardians only. Reservation required starting on July 15 (100 people only)
Shishimai (Lion dance) in Komuro
@8/21(Tuej@16:00`@

Hongakuji Temple
(
1366-1 Komurocho, 5 minute walk from Komuro Sta. of the Hokuso-Kaihatsu Line)

Traditional Lion dances praying for abundant harvests, and sweeping away the devil and the epidemic. This is now designated as one of the intangible cultural assets in Funabashi City. 
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Shishimai of Komuro
@9/1(Sat)@15:30`

Hongakuji Temple, Yahata Shrine and Sannosha Shrine (next to Hongakuji Temple)

The songfs lyrics of Shishimai played in the Shrine are different from that in the Temple.
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Leisure

Why donft you enjoy Swimming Pools in summer?
This is detailed in the separate article.
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 5,000 fireworks in Funabashi Shinsui Park
@8/1(Wed) @@19:30`20:30@

Funabashi Fishing port,  Tel 047-436-2472, Shoko Shinko-ka

–Alternatively 8/2(Thu) or 8/3(Fri) in case of rough weather.
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Events ‚‰‚Ž H.C.Andersen Park

Stamp Rally for children
(4 years-15 years)

@7/21(Sat)`8/19(Sun)@
@ 9:30`17:00

Participants walk round the designated spots in the park collecting stamps.


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Characterfs Shows
@7/29(Sun), 8/12(Sun)
@ 11:00
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@8/20(Mon)`10/1(Mon)@ Closed in preparation for the Greenery Fair in Funabashi.
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Shopping

Funabashi gRaku-ichih;
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9/8
(Sat) 9:00`11:30@

Funabashi Central Wholesale Market

Central Wholesale Market is open to the public for purchasing fresh vegetables, fruits and fish. Also prepared free special made-in-Funabashi vegetables to the early comers.
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Others

Obon
@8/13(Mon)`8/15(Wed)

One of the Buddhist events in which people hold a memorial service for the spirits of ancestors by setting out vegetables and fruits as offerings at the Buddhist home altars.

At this time many people, together with their family make trips to their native town to see the parents, relatives and friends, and visit their ancestral graves. 

This is one of the delightful events in summer in spite of nationwide traffic congestions.
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Disaster Drill Day
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8/26(Sun)@9:20`@ @

citywide public primary schools

Earthquakes are frequent in Japan. Disaster drills are made each public primary school commemorating the big earthquake in Tokyo occurred on Sep. 1 in1923 and preparing for another.
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Respect-for-the-Aged Day
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9/17(Holiday) @@

It is a day to honor the aged, celebrate their long life and pray for their good health.

Chokai or Jichikai organizes luncheon parties or other events for them.    

National Traffic Safety Week
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9/21(Fri)- 9/30(Sun) @
Many kinds of campaigns and events are held for promoting traffic safeties.
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