Nov. 19-23 NINOMARU HIKARI-NO-TEIEN (Light up Ninomaru garden)
17:00-21:00 Matsuyama castle Ninomaru Historic Garden
Maple trees are lit up and there are a lot of beautiful illuminations in the garden.
Admission: Adult 200 yen Child 100 yen (Tel. 089-921-2000)
Early Nov.1－Late Nov. NIIYA MAPLE FESTIVAL at Inari-yama Park Niiya、Ozu City
Details of the event have not been announced yet.
Early Nov. -Late Nov. SHIRATAKI MAPLE FESTIVAL at Shirataki park Shirataki, ,Nagahama-cho, Ozu City
You can enjoy beautiful, autumn-colored leaves about this time. During the festival Shirataki park area is lit up from 17:00 till 20:00. (Tel. 0893-52-1111)
Mid Nov. TAKI MATSURI (waterfall festival) Details of the event have not been announced yet.
Late Nov. RURI-HIME MATSURI (Princess Ruri festival) Details of the event have not been announced yet.
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.25 EHIMEKENMIN-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. (Tel. 089-912-2972)
THEME: IMA NORIKOETE HANAHIRAKU BUNKANOTAIRIN Let’s overcome now to bloom a large flower of culture
Oct.28-Nov.4 9:40-18:00 Prefectural autumn art exhibition Prefectural Art Museum
Nov.6 10:00-20:00 Shogi tournament Admission: 1,000 yen Kenminbunka-kaikan Annex
Nov.6 14:00-17:00 Jazz concert Iyo Mirai-kan in Iyo city
Nov.12 12:00-16:30 Haiku contest Kenminbunka-kaikan Shinju-no-ma
Nov.13 13:00-16:00 Drama performance Kenminbunka-kaikan Sub hall
Nov.13 12:30-16:00 Ginei (recitation of waka and a Chinene poem)
Kenshibu (traditional Japanese dance using a sword and a Japanese fan to ginei recitation)
Kenminbunka-kaikan Main hall
Nov.17 Ehime High school cultural festival Kenminbunka-kaikan etc.
Nov.23 10:00-20:00 Igo tournament Kenminbunka-kaikan Shinju-no-ma
Nov.26 15:00-17:00 Modern dance performance Kenminbunka-kaikan Sub hall
Nov.26-27 (26th 10:00-16:00 / 27th 10:00-15:00) Kenminbunka-kaikan
yume matsuri (Lifetime learning dream festival)
Nov.26-27 10:00-15:30 Ehime・Matsuyama Sangyo matsuri (industrial festival)
–Display and sale of local products, etc. Castle park Horinouchi
Nov.23-27 9:40-18:00 Ehime Junior high school art exhibition Prefectural Art Museum
Nov.27 14:00-16:30 Brass band concert Kenminbunka-kaikan Main hall
Dec.4 10:00-16:00 Children’s traditional cultural festival Kenminbunka-kaikan
Dec. 1-11 10:00-20:00 Art & Culture festival by disabled persons
-Art exhibition Prefectural Art Museum
Dec. 25 11:00-12:30 / 15:00-16:30 Art & Culture festival by disabled persons
-Stage performances Iyo Mirai-kan
Nov. 12-13 EHIME UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL
Nov. 19-20 MATSUYAMA UNIVERSITY NIGITATSU FESTIVAL
Nov. 15 SHICHI-GO-SAN (7-5-3 Day)
This is a celebration for children who have reached the ages of seven, five and three. On this day parents and children go to neighboring shrines and pray for good health. They buy`chitose-ame`, a special candy for this day. For three-year-old girls, the day is also celebrated as the day they wear kimono with sashes for the first time. For five-year-old boys it is the day when they can wear hakama, a kind of divided skirt. This celebration began in the 17th century in Edo (present-day Tokyo).
Nov. 23 KINRO-KANSHA-NO-HI (Labor Thanksgiving Day) National Holiday
This day was established to thank working people and celebrate local products.
Nov.26-27 OTOI OZUMO (Otoi Grand Sumo Wrestling) 8:30-18:00
At Otoi kaikan Nomura-cho, Seiyo City (Tel. 0894-72-08439
In 1852 a big fire broke out in Nomura-cho. After that the god of fire prevention was enshrined in Atago-jinja (shrine) and Otoi Ozumo started at the shrine to pray for preventing fires. Now it has become a very popular annual event. This year it is held on a smaller scale than usual at Otoi kaikan hall. Admission: Free
26th Sumo bouts Local high school and junior high school students, and young men
27th Sumo bouts between amateur wrestlers, etc.
Transportation: (JR Yosansen line) Matsuyama→Unomachi → (Uwajima Bus) Unomachi→Nomura
July 14-Dec. 2 THE 27th 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 in 1995. This year 6,148 paintings were sent from all over the country and abroad. The painting which won the first prize this year is the one titled “Ochinai kimi （You, who don’t fall )”. It was painted by Kubo Teruaki from Miyazaki prefecture to represent a beetle resting on a broken wood wall on a summer day. (Tel. 0894-82-1001)
NOTES: Events might be canceled or postponed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. Please check the latest information.