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Art fair and festival in Kasama this weekend

The 6th Michi no Ichi
(Bentencho Handmade Fair)

115 professional and amateur artists and businesses from various parts of Japan will participate in this event.

June 7 (Sat) from 10AM to 5PM
Events:
11:00 – Belly dance performance
13:00 – Bali dance performance, Istana Langit
14:00 – Belly dance performance
Other times: Amateur musician/band will be performing on the stage and street.

June 8 (Sun) from 10AM to 4PM
Events:
10:00 – Express Jazz Orchestra (Mito Tankidaigaku Fuzoku High School’s big band) performance
11:00 – Hakoda Apron Mamas Story Time for kids and “big” kids
12:00 – Performance by Inari Bayashi Preservation Group
13:00 – Shichido Kitsune (rakugo)
14:00 – Performance by “Maruchans”
Other times: Amateur musician/band will be performing on the stage and street.

Michi no Ichi website:
http://www.michino1.jp/michinoichi/mtop.html

Inaricho Art Festival
June 7 and 8 (pottery)
June 7 to 29 (paintings, sculptures, prints and photography)

This is one of the pre-”Art Cocktail 2009″ events.
Artworks by established and emerging artists from Ibaraki, Tokyo and other areas will be exhibited in area businesses like Gruyere (cafe), Takara Inbou (personal seal shop), Ookawa Saketen (liquor shop), Joshuya Ryokan (country inn), Gallery Sakura. All these places are located within easy walking distance of Michi no Ichi and JR Kasama Station. Artworks will be exhibited in Gallery Sakura until the end of June after this festival.

Festival organizer’s blog:
http://kasatsuku.exblog.jp/



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