Issuu on Google+

Time Out Volume 230 August

2010

Inside this issue… Festivals & Events

2

Entertainment Guide

3

Hospital Information

4

Japan Today

5

IIA Events

6

IWAKIANS Events & On Saturday the 10th of July, the IIA held a Vietnamese Cooking Class at the Bunka Centre in Taira. Always popular, this year’s cooking class drew

Other General Notices

7

August Events Calendar

8

26 people who enjoyed cooking, chatting and getting to know each other. The dishes cooked were: Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Lemongrass and Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong), Goya Soup (Canh Kho Qua Nhoi Thit), Vietnamese salad, and a special banana dessert (Chuoi Nep Nuong).

Time Out is produced by the Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs, Iwaki City Hall

The class was led by the talented Ms Nguyen Trang, who helped

21 Umemoto Taira Iwaki City Fukushima

participants finish exactly on time while still ensuring everyone was able

Prefecture 970-8686

to properly cook delicious Vietnamese food. All recipes are up on the IIA

Tel: (0246) 22-7415 Fax: (0246) 22-7609

website for anyone who would like to try them at home!

Email: shiminkyodo@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp The Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs and the IIA are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by, call, or e-mail us anytime. Website: http://www.iia-fukushima.or.jp; http://www.city.iwaki.fukushima.jp/gaikokugo/ english/

Photos courtesy of Sam Lees th

いわき市役所 市民協働課

The “Yukata Night” held on Saturday the 10 of July was a great success,

〒970-8686 福島県いわき市平字梅本 21

with over 100 people coming to enjoy a great party. Many people wore

電話: (0246) 22-7415 FAX: (0246) 22-7609

either Jinbei or Yukata and enjoyed the nagashi somen, or chilled

E-mail: shiminkyodo@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp

Japanese noodles that flow down a bamboo slide for people to eat.

市民協働課及び財団法人いわき市国際交流協会は

Because so many people wore such great outfits, everyone who came

皆さんを歓迎します。お気軽にお立ち寄り下さい。

had lots of fun picking a winner for the best dressed male and female in

お電話、e-mail をお待ちしています。

the Japanese & International categories. 1


Festivals Festivals&&Events Events Your guide to what’s happening around Iwaki City and beyond this month Festivals Fri 6th : Iwaki Odori in Onahama @ Kashima Kaido (from in front of Oka Jidousha ~ Onahama Branch Office). 5:00-8:45pm. Fri 6th – Sun 8th : Taira Tanabata (Star Festival) @ streets in central Taira. 10:00am – 10:00pm daily. To celebrate the Star Festival several streets within Taira are decorated with brightly-coloured decorations. There will be lots of festival food & drink as well. Sat 7th : Iwaki Fireworks @ Aquamarine Park in Onahama. 7:00 – 8:30pm. An amazing fireworks competition not to be missed! All are welcome to join in with the Iwakians, as we will be organising to sit in a group. Contact Oisin on 0246-22-7415 or info@iia-fukushima.jp for more details. Sun 8th : Iwaki Odori in Taira @ Chuo Dori (main road in front of Iwaki Station). 4:30 – 9:30pm. See Iwakians Events for information on participating, or just come along and enjoy watching a big festival. Mon 9th : Yumoto Yunagaya Natsu Matsuri @ Area close to Joban Byoin. 3:00 – 7:00pm Obon activities, Street vendors, Jangara dancing and more. Fri 13th – Sun 15th : Uchigo Obon Kaiten Yagura Matsuri @ Area in front of Uchigo Station. (Fri 1:00-8:00pm, Sat/Sun 5:30-9:30pm) A traditional festival to guide the souls of the departed, people dance around a giant revolving stage. Sun 15th : Tono Jangara Bon Dance @ Iritono Elementary School. 6:15pm ~. Fireworks, dancing, and musical performances. Fri 20th : Natsuigawa River Lanterns & Fireworks Festival @ area around the Natsui River in front of the Higashi Nippon Kokusai University. 5:30 – 8:45pm. Lanterns are floated down the river as part of an Obon ceremony and there will be fireworks. Fri 27th : Yumoto Onsen Summer Festival - Naritasan Obon Festival @ Shogyo In (Temple), Mt Narita, Yumoto. 6:30 9:00pm. Other Events Sun 8th : Nakata Caves Open Day @ Nakata Caves (Taira, Numanouchi). 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Free entry. If festivals & crowds aren’t your thing, check out this Cultural Heritage Designated cave and its paintings, estimated to be around 1500 years old. Tue 10th : Dick Dale Surf Guitar Acoustic Set @ Bar QUEEN. 8:00 – 10:00pm. Tickets ¥5000 presale, ¥5,500 on the door. The legend of Surf Guitar and early experimental rock comes to Iwaki! A very special acoustic performance, featuring his son Jimmy Dale. Sat 14th : Children’s Horse Riding @ Tabito Horse Club. Short ride accompanied by staff: ¥500, Short ride for 1 parent & child: ¥750, Basic horse riding lesson (15min) ¥1500 [separate adult lessons ¥3000] . A great day out with the kids or friends. Sat 17th July - Sun 29th August : Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition @ Iwaki City Art Museum. Closed Mondays except for 16th. Admission: 9:30am – 4:30pm. Fee: Adults ¥1000, Sen High/University students ¥500, Junior High & younger ¥200. Discounts for groups of 20 or more. A fascinating collection of artifacts, drawings & machines from the legendary artist and inventor.

Sat 14th : Asakano Summer Festival Fireworks (Hanabi Taikai) @ Koriyama Culture Park. 7:30 – 8:30 pm. A big fireworks festival with an estimated 10,000 rockets fired per year. Free parking available. To get there: turn right onto Route 47 from the Koriyama Minami IC, the Culture Park is about 1.2 km along on the left hand side (approx 1 hr 30 min). If it rains it will be moved to the next day. Sun 22nd : Floating Lantern and Fireworks Festival @ Tamura City. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Free Admission. Watch thousands of small lanterns floated down the Funehiki River between the local elementary school and the City Hall, then stay for the fireworks in front of Tamura City Hall. Access: drive up the Ban-etsu Highway, turn right at the Funehiki Miharu IC, and follow Route 288 (approx 1 hr).

2


Iwaki Noh – Sun 29th – 1:30~3:30pm. Tickets: S Fri 6th

Hachiko: A Dog’s Story 9:00pm FTV

¥7000, A ¥6000, B ¥4000, C ¥2000. Large Hall.

Richard Gere, Joan Allen

Experience traditional Noh theatre, known for its

Sun 8th Tomb Raider

9:00pm KFB

powerful minimalist style and profound messages.

Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig th

Mon 9

Dumbo (Disney)

1:00pm BS2

Sterling Holloway, John Mcleish Tue 10th Pocahontas (Disney)

1:00pm BS2

All seats bookable, ¥3,500, Wheelchair patrons & students (including University) ¥1,500. Medium Theatre. Witness the amazing street musicians all

Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson Wed 11thThe Hunchback of Notre Dame 1:00pm BS2 Jason Alexander, Demi Moore Thur 12thA Bug’s Life

Staff Benda Bilili – Sun 3rd October. 5:00pm.

the way from the DR Congo, singing, and playing instruments while riding tricycles on stage!

1:00pm BS2

Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus th

Fri 13

Surf’s Up

1:00pm BS2

Shia LeBeouf, Jeff Bridges Sat 14

th

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 9:00pm FTV

Nicolas Cage, Helen Mirren

th

Sun 15 Aladdin (Disney)

1:30pm BS2

Scott Weinger, Robin Williams nd

Sun 22 National Treasure

9:00pm KFB

Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel th

Sun 29 Volcano

9:00pm KFB

Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche th

Mon 30 Rio Bravo

1:00pm BS2

John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson st

Tue 31 The Flight of the Phoenix 12:45am BS2 James Stewart, Richard Attenborough st

Tue 31 El Dorado

1:00pm BS2

John Wayne, Robert Mitchum

Salt Angelina Jolie, Liev Shreiber Predators Adrien Brody Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo The Karate Kid [“The Best Kid”] Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan Pokemon: Diamond & Pearl – Zoroark Ruler of Illusions (Japanese) Rika Matsumoto, Ikue Otani The A Team Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel Odoru Dai Sakusen The Movie 3 [Japanese] Yuji Oda, Shun Oguri Iron Man 2 Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson

Movie names, times and other information are believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, information changes quickly, so please confirm before making plans. Teatoru 1, 2, 3, & 4 (Cinemas) are located in the Sekaikan Building near Iwaki Station. Ph: 0246-22-3394. Adults: \1800, University and SHS: \1400, JHS and under: \1000. Books of five tickets for \5000 (kaisuken) are sold at the cinema. The first of every month is discount day: \1000; and movies after 7pm are \1000. Monday is Mens’ Day \1000 and Friday is Ladies’ day \1000. 3


The following is a guide to hospitals open on Sundays and public holidays in Iwaki City during August. Unless otherwise marked, all hospitals operate between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm. Sunday, 1st August

Taira Area

Nagai Ganka (eyes)

9-12

24-1112

Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

9-5

46-1231

Onahama Area

Onahama Seikyo Byoin

9-5

53-4374

Nakoso Area

Kureha Sogo Byoin

9-5

63-2181

Joban Area

Kazawa Icho Seikei Geka (stomach & reconstructive surgery) 9-5

42-2198

th

Sunday, 8 August

Taira Area

Shiga Seikei Geka Geka (Reconstructive+ normal surgery) 9-12

23-5050

Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

9-5

46-1231

Onahama Area

Michiya Naika Ichoka (internal + stomach)

9-5

58-4180

Nakoso Area

Kushida Byoin

9-5

63-3202

Joban Area

Iwaki Yumoto Byoin

9-5

42-3188

Saturday, 14th August

Nakoso Area

Kojima Jiai Byoin

9-5

63-5141

Nakoso Area

Hanada Naika Clinic (internal)

9-5

62-5000

th

Sunday, 15 August

All emergency dental care will be provided at the General Health and Welfare Centre (Sogo Hoken Fukushi Senta) in Uchigo. This centre is open on Sundays and all National holidays from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. The reception closes at 3:30pm. For more information please contact the centre on 27-8620.

Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic [27-1208]

Onahama Area

Kashima Byoin

9-5

58-8010

Nakoso Area

Nakoso Byoin

9-5

65-7755

Nakoso Area

Mori no Kodomo Clinic (children)

9-5

38-7227

Joban Area

Kamome Clinic

9-5

28-1010

Nakoso Area

Yabuki Byoin

9-5

63-1818

Nakoso Area

Sato Maternity Clinic

9-5

65-6900

th

Monday, 16 August

Sunday, 22nd August

Taira Area

Emergency Dental Care

[Eng] Hasegawa Seikei Geka Iin (Reconstructive surgery) 9-11:30

25-5691

Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

9-5

46-1231

Onahama Area

Izumi Seikei Geka Clinic (Reconstructive surgery)

9-5

56-3533

Nakoso Area

Kureha Sogo Byoin

9-5

63-2181

Joban Area

Watanabe Sanka Fujinka (Maternity & Women’s)

9-5

42-4567

Taira Area

Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin (external and digestive)

8:30-12

25-3788

Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

9-5

46-1231

Onahama Area

Ishii Iin

9-5

54-5330

Nakoso Area

Kushida Byoin

9-5

63-3202

Joban Area

Joban Jinhinyoka Clinic (renal + urine treatment)

9-5

43-1200

th

Sunday, 29 August

Counselling Centre for Women: Counsellors can assist you in Japanese, Chinese, English, Korean,

If you need to see a doctor urgently in the evening on a weekday or on a weekend or public holiday, the Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic is open at the following times: Weekdays: 8pm - 12am Weekends: Sat 8pm – 7am Sun Sundays & Public Holidays: 9am-12am

Treatment Available in Foreign Languages: If possible always go to hospitals or clinics which offer treatment in English or your native language. These places are listed in the City’s official list: “Clinics & Hospitals where Foreign Language Treatment is Available in Iwaki” Even if your language is available, please make sure whenever possible to bring a Japanese-speaker with you Eng = English, Kor = Korean, Thai.

Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Tagalog. Available languages differ each day. Ph: 050-1501-2803. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. OC NET: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7pm – 9pm PH: 03-3730-0556 English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, and Thai. Tell Lifeline: TELL is a professional non-profit organisation that provides counselling to English-speaking foreigners all over Japan. The Lifeline is staffed by highly trained volunteer phone counsellors and provides free non-judgemental phone counselling and information 365 days a year from 9am to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm on (03) 5774-0992. For more information check out their website at http://www.telljp.com or e-mail them at admin@telljp.com. Safety and Consultation Centre for Women (Police Box at Iwaki Train Station): For people who have suffered from any crime-related problem or injury. Free. Can only speak Japanese. Ph: (0246) 23-9344 10am-6pm daily.

4


Living in Japan but don’t have a clue what’s going on in this country? This month Japan Today will provide you some of the information from the various levels of government. 2010 August Applications for Municipal Housing Draw Now Open Due to new vacancies in City-run municipal housing, applications are now being accepted for a draw to go on the waiting list for available housing. Application Dates: Mon, 16 August 2010 – Fri, 27 August 2010, 8:30am – 5:00pm (weekdays only) Where to Apply: The Public Housing Division, Public Works Department of Iwaki City Hall, or the Economy & Public Works Department of the city Branch Offices in Onahama, Nakoso, Joban, and Yotsukura. Date of Draw: Wed, 22nd September 2010 (9:30am) Application Requirements: Applicants must fall under all of the following 6 conditions 1. Those with a registered address in Iwaki City, or who work in Iwaki City 2. People living with relatives/family, married couples, or couples who are engaged to be married within 3 months. [those who fall under the next 4 conditions can apply even if they are living alone. - People born before 1st April 1956 alone

- People with physical, mental or intellectual disabilities and can live

- People on welfare

- People who covered by any other laws regarding Municipal Housing 3. People who clearly have trouble in finding a place to live. 4. People who are not falling behind in payments of Prefectural and City Residence Tax (excluding National taxes) 5. People whose total household income did not exceed ¥158,000 last financial year. (in households with special exemptions*, total household income for the 2009 financial year must not have exceeded ¥214,000) 6. People who are not connected to organised crime. *A household is considered exempt from the normal limit of ¥158,000 if they: 1) Have a member of their family living with them who has a disability 2) An applicant was born before 1st of April 1956, or if a member of their family living with them was born before the 1st of April 1956, or if the household is made up of children under 18 years of age 3) If there are children in the household who are too young to attend elementary school 5


Are you interested in Indian foods?

The next Bagus will be a little bit different from our previous events! It will not be held at Lifelong Plaza. We will have a BBQ party in “Sun Marina”! Sun Marina is a safe place for parents & children to play by the sea and in open spaces for parents and children. Come and visit somewhere different and enjoy a BBQ with us beside the water’s edge in Onahama.

This will be a great chance to learn local and professional dishes from friendly Indian chefs. They work at a well-known Indian restaurant ‘Asian Restaurant Mumbai’ in Taira. Come and learn some great Indian recipes!

When: Tue, 14 September 11am-2pm Where: Iwaki Sun Marina, the open space near the Car Park Fee: ¥1,000 Adults, ¥300 children younger than elementary school age. How to apply: Tell us your name and age in advance by Phone, Fax or Email.

Menu: Curry, Salad, Indian style dessert and More When: 5th October, 2010, 10am to 1pm Where: Cooking Room, 2nd floor, Iwaki Bunka Centre Fee: Members ¥1,000, Non-Members ¥1,500 Contact: (0246) 22-7409 or info@iia-fukushima.or.jp

The 10th Iwaki Global Citizen Festival will be held in Aquamarine Park on Sunday, 26th September this year. Lots of people enjoy international music, cuisine and make new friends every year.

We would like to invite all English teachers to come and join us! This group encourages exchange of information and teaching ideas and provide opportunities for professional development. If you are interested in and willing to share your time and ideas, please contact us! Enquiries: Mrs. Florinda Flores 090-2840-3864, odranreb-19@h.vodafone

This year, the IIA is planning to offer wonderful Moldovan foods, ‘Borscht’, ‘Piroshki’ and ‘Pelmeni’, taught by Ms. Olga Maeda from Moldova. We will cook them in our booth from early in the morning that day. We are seeking some volunteers to help us. Anyone who wants to learn Moldovan recipes, make friends with Ms. Olga or help the IIA stall with cooking, please contact us! When: Sunday 26th of September Where: Aquamarine Park, Onahama

A Very German Christmas Next year will be the 150th anniversary of relations between Germany and Japan. To commemorate the late Dr. Hajime Hoshi, who was born in Iwaki and contributed to pharmaceuticals industry in Germany after WWII, the IIA is planning some special German-style Christmas events.

Candle Making With Beeswax Class When: Sat, 20 November, 10am – 12pm Where: Active Learning room in Iwaki City Lifelong Plaza (may change) Instructor: Mr. Juergen Oberbaeumer from Germany Fee: ¥1,000 members, ¥1,500 non-members How to apply: Contact the IIA by September 30th Group Size: 20 people (on a first-come-first-served basis)

6

The IIA has been involved in the usage of old stamps to assist developing countries since 1994, so please come along if you have some time to help out with the cutting of old stamps, which will in turn help those less fortunate have a better life. Wednesday, 29th September (Level 7) All at City Hall 9:30am-3:30pm. Please drop in whenever suits you.

Traditional German Bread, ‘Stollen’, Baking Class When: Sat, 2 October, 10am – 11:30am Making preserved fruits Sat, 18 December, 10am – 1pm Baking Stollen Where: Bakery Fruchten (Hishikawamachi, Taira, near Iwaki ALIOS) Instructor: Mr. Taiga Akiyama, the manager of Bakery Fruchten Fee: ¥2,000 members, ¥2,500 non-members th (We will bake Stollen Bread on 18 of December. You can even take home a loaf of Stollen Bread!) How to apply: Contact the IIA by the date of September 3rd. Group Size: 20 people (on a first-come-first-served basis, you need to attend both classes) What to bring: Mask, Apron, triangular bandanna and indoor shoes


Sunday 8th August Iwaki Odori in Taira @ Chuo Dori in front of Iwaki Station. This is a big festival, heaps of fun, and a great chance to make friends and experience Japanese festival culture!! Anyone who wants to dance is welcome to join us – however we can only enter 30 people in the parade so if you can definitely make it, please contact Oisin asap. We are also looking for helpers so if you don’t want to dance but wanna see a great festival and help out a little, please contact us! Please Bring: Blue and white clothes, a small towel, plenty of water to drink, and shoes to dance in (i.e. sneakers) Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm (includes preparations and dancing in the festival) Meet at: Est Est Bar, Taira 4:30pm Participation Fee: ¥700 (covers Happi fee & water) Contact: Oisin irish_charlie2@yahoo.com or 0246-22-7415 Thurs 19th August : Chilling with Iwakians from 7:00pm @ Est Est in Taira. This is the regular get-together for Iwakians where you can enjoy good food and drinks while making friends in a very relaxed atmosphere. Free pool, darts and foosball.

Celebrate the Korean Mid-Autumn Festival with us! For more information, please call Ms. Miran Shimizu. Come and enjoy a great party with us! When: Wednesday, September 22, 6:30pm – Where: Hotel Palmspring TEL 43-3011 (18 Icchoda Shiratorimachi Joban) Enquiries: Mrs. Miran Shimizu 25-5606, 090-9748-3193

Zdrastvuite! (-or ‘Hello!’ in Russian) There are still some spots available for our exciting Russian basic class. Join me for a fun and intriguing look at speaking & writing. Anyone is welcome! Enquiries: Mrs. Olga MAEDA 090-5235-9498、 olgamaeda@yandex.ru

Are you planning to take the Korean Language proficiency test? This course will help you to study Korean at your own level. Please contact us for details. When: August 6th & 20th, September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, October 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Meeting room, Lifelong Learning Plaza, Washington Hotel Enquiries: Mrs. Taeko NEMOTO, paranse-paranhanuru@softbank.ne.jp

Would you like to have a "Russian Tea Party" with great Russian music and sweets? When: Wednesday, September 1st, 10:30am - noon Where: Joban Kyodo Gas Showroom (74 Hiwatari Yumoto-machi Joban) Enquiries: Mrs. Olga MAEDA 090-5235-9498 olgamaeda@yandex.ru

“Obon? What’s this Obon I keep hearing about?” August is the height of Summer festivals in Iwaki, and the festival with the most cultural significance is probably Obon. Obon is a Buddhist festival during which people pray for the peace of their ancestor’s souls. During Obon food such as fruit and vegetables is offered to ancestors and houses are cleaned. In Iwaki it occurs around the 15th of August. On the 13th people go to visit their ancestor’s graves, and light lanterns inside their houses. On the 16th ancestors are guided back to their graves with those same lanterns. Bon Odori are dances often held during Obon, to celebrate the memory of one’s ancestors. Toro Nagashi is a common Obon custom of floating small lanterns down rivers or out to see to help guide the souls of the departed home. Many people travel to their home town during Obon, so please take care when travelling during the festival as roads and public transport can get very crowded!

7


Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

2

3

4

5

6 Taira Tanabata

7 Taira Tanabata

Iwaki Odori (Onahama)

8 Taira Tanabata

9 Yumoto Yunagaya Natsu Matsuri

Iwaki Odori (Taira)

10 Dick Dale Surf Guitar @ Bar QUEEN

11

12

13 Kaiten Yagura Bon Odori Party

AUGUST 2010

Nakata Caves Open Day 15 Kaiten Yagura Bon Odori

16

17

18

19

20 Natsuigawa River Lanterns & Fireworks

Iwaki Fireworks

14 Kaiten Yagura Bon Odori Children’s Horse Riding in Tabito Asakano Festival Koriyama 21

Library Closed Mon 30th

For more information on any of the IIA events please contact Suko-san (22-7409)

IIA Language Classes: = Iwaki German Exchange Association German Classes @ LATOV = Iwaki Spanish Exchange Association Spanish Classes @ LATOV

Tono Jangara Bon Dance

22 Floating Lantern and Fireworks @ Tamura City

Notes

*both classes run from 7:00-9:00pm, on the 6th floor of the LATOV building 23

24

25

26

27 Yumoto Onsen Naritasan Obon Festival

= Hangul Exchange Group.

28

6:30-8:30pm, Lifelong Learning Plaza, Washington Hotel

September 2010

29 Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Ends Iwaki Noh @ ALIOS

30

31

1

2

3

4

S

M

T

W

T

F

29

30

31

1

2

3

S 4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

1

2


/201008