A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Kasama Area Summer Events

August16, Thursday
灯篭流し(tourou nagashi)* from 6PM
*ref: Tōrō nagashi (wikipedia)
Location: side of Pole Pole (pronounced “poe-lay poe-lay”), the Kasama Shopping Center

August 18, Saturday
光のオブジェパレード(Nebuta and Mikoshi Parade) from 6PM
Location: around Kasama Inari Shrine

August 19, Sunday
みたままつり(Mitama Festival)*
from 6PM
*This is a shrine ritual, but go for their lantern display!
Location: 常陸国 出雲大社 拝殿(Hitachinokuni Izumotaisha Hall of Worship)

August 12(Sun.) to 20(Mon.)
Glass Fair

Location: Izumo Hall (glass atelier) of Hitachinokuni Izumotaisha
I have one of their glassware, and love it! I recommend stopping by their glass atelier if you have a time. Also, you’ll get the 10% off your meal during glass fair if you tell them that you saw their website.

August 26, Sunday
岩間夏祭り(Iwama Summer Festival)
from 3:30PM to 8:20PM
Location: the street in front of JR Iwama Station

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