Updated: Apr/02/2014

Festival(祭) History(歴史)

The Samurai Festival in 2014


Hello everyone!
Join the Samurai Festival, which was one of the most popular Another Japan’s events last year. Come feel the Samurai spirit there! The 4th battle of Kawanakajima is truthfully re-enacted in this Festival. We don’t only wear the Japanese armor but also act out a sword fight. It will definitely be an exciting and unique experience.
With approximately 900 people expected to participate in this amazing day, you will have also have amazing interactions with people from all over Japan as well as internationally!

-About the battle of kawanakajima
Yamanashi Prefecture, known as ‘Kai’ in that era, was governed by Takeda Shingen . Takeda was a talented leader and had a worthy rival, Uesugi Kenshin. Uesugi was also a poweful leader in north-central Japan. The battles of kawanakajima over the course of 12 years are especially famous between them. The 4th battle was the toughest among them.

Some pictures of this Festival (last year):
http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/content/kawanakajima/244/

-Schedule-
April 20
06:45 Gathering at Shinjuku station, platform #10, in front of Kiosk
07:00 Departure
08:22 Arrive at the Isawa-onsen station
09:30 Tate lesson (a series of movements for attacking and defending with a sword) / Demonstration
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Festival Starts
17:00 breakup


去年企画して人気だったお祭り、川中島合戦戦国絵巻に参加して侍を体感しよう!このお祭りは5回に渡り繰り広げられた「川中島の戦い」の死闘の中で一番激しかったと言われる4回目の合戦を史実に基づき忠実に再現したものです。鎧を着て行進するだけでなく、刀を使った殺陣もあるので、きっと貴重な体験になります。
当日は900人が参加するような大きなお祭りになるので、Another Japanでの国際交流だけでなく、色々な地域から参加してくる人たちとの交流も楽しみの一つです。

去年のお祭りの雰囲気
http://www.fuefuki-kanko.jp/content/kawanakajima/244/


当日のスケジュール
06:45 新宿駅10番線キオスク前集合
07:00 新宿駅発
08:22 石和温泉駅着
09:30 殺陣の練習、出し物の見物
12:00 昼食
13:30 お祭りスタート
17:00 終了

 


Event Details

Date Apr/20/2014 - Apr/20/2014
Place Fuefuki city, Yamanashi Prefecture
山梨県笛吹市
Meeting place Shinjuku station, platform #10, in front of Kiosk
新宿駅10番線キオスク前
Meeting time 6:45 AM
Price 4,320 yen
Note -Participants are limited to 25 people on a first-come-first-served basis
- Application deadline is February 28th.
-Above price includes festival fee, armor rental fee, sandals for samurai, lunch box, commemorative gift and insurance.
-Sandals for samurai are light and thin as they made of dry straw. So we recommend that participants prepare special black pigeon toed shoes. ‘Jikatabi’ [or workers’ shoes] is the best choice this time. If you’d like, we can prepare a pair for you 1,620 yen. In this case, let us know your shoe size by messaging us or contact us page. We will bring them on the day.
-We can introduce some Japanese hotels or hostels if somebody wants to stay on the day before.

-Payment instructions:
  -Payment will guarantee your reservation for this event. Take note that we will not keep your reservation without payment.
  -Payments can be made by bank transfer online or visiting Japan Post Bank.
     Account Name: トクヒ)アナザージャパン (NPO Another Japan)
     Japan Post Bank / Branch: 10070 / Ordinary: 7869847
     (If you pay from Japanese bank, please use the branch code: 008.)
  -If you would like us to prepare ‘jikatabi’, please include the amount in your payment.
  -Group payment is no problem.
  -Payment deadline is February 28th.

-Cancel Policy:
We can accept your cancelation and refund your money in full without bank transfer fees before February 28. After that, we cannot accept it according to the policy of the local government, the event’s facilitator. But we accept the transfer of your reservation rights until one week before the event day. In this case, please let us know the new participant’s information.

-Preparation of Credit-card or Paypal transactions is considered now. This transaction fee is not decided, but will be approximately 4%. If your bank transfer fee is expensive and plan to pay by credit card, we will reserve your seat without payment once. In this case, please leave us a message here.


・参加者の上限は先着25名となります。
・申込期限は2月28日となります。
・上記価格には参加費、衣装レンタル代、草鞋、昼食、記念品、保険が含まれます。
・お祭り中は、砂利を含む土の上を歩いたり走ったりすることになるので、こちらで用意する草鞋だけでは足が痛い可能性があります。地下足袋の用意をお薦めします。なおこちらでも1足1,620円で用意できます。その際は、メッセージ、もしくは問い合わせフォームよりサイズを連絡いただければと思います。当日お渡しします。
・前泊したい方はホテル等紹介可能です。

・お支払いに関して:
  ・料金の支払いで予約は完了となります。(予約ボタンを押しただけでは完了とはなりません。)
  ・代金は、下記の口座への振り込みをお願いします。
      口座名:トクヒ)アナザージャパン
      ゆうちょ銀行(9900) 店番:〇〇八(008) 普通:7869847
  ・地下足袋が必要な方は、参加費との合計金額をお振込みください。
  ・友人等、まとめての振込みは問題ありません。
  ・締め切りは2月28日になります。

・キャンセルポリシー:
2月28日までのキャンセルにつきましては、手数料を除き全額返金いたします。その後につきましては、連携している地域運営側のキャンセルポリシーに合わせ、返金は受け付けられません。ただし、予約権利の譲渡は1週間前まで可能とします。その場合は変更者情報の連絡をお願いいたします。

Participants

Oscar Arias

United States

Alvin Koh

Singapore

Kevinn Harris

United States

Jason Contway

United States

Matt Dalton

United Kingdom

Rey Burruel

United States

Allan Wooding

Trinidad and Tobago

 

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