交野の戦国時代

交野市立教育文化会館内 交野市立歴史民俗資料展示室で「交野の戦国時代」真田丸のころの交野を知ろうと題して、展示会が開催されます。

詳しくは、下記チラシをご覧ください。

Katano in the Sengoku Period

A New Annual Exhibition @ Katano City Museum

Katano in the Sengoku Period

Katano City Museum of History and Folklore has started a new annual exhibition titled “The Sengoku Period in Katano”.

The Sengoku Period means the Japanese civil war period from 15th century to 17th century. Katano also has historical properties relating to the Sengoku Period. Particularly, Kisabe Castle is a buinding constructed in the middle of 15th century. The exhibition displays various cultural properties found from Kisabe Castle. Furthermore, photos of a helmet used by Nagakatsu Ichihashi who is one of Hoshida’s feudal rulers are being displayed.

The exhibition opens until October 2nd.

Katano City Museum Annual Exhibition: The Sengoku Period in Katano

Opening hours: 10:00a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Close: Monday, Tuesday, Bank Holidays

Admission Fee: Free

Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Stamp Rally Game 2016

Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism 2016 Event PR Poster

Hirakata City and Katano City have kicked off a stamp rally game from July 2nd. The stamp rally game means to collect original stamps which are placed in several Hirakata’s and Katano’s travel spots. If completing ten stamps or collecting three different stamps, you may have a chance to get Hirakata’s and Katano’s special presents such as Sake, local foods, and an original clear file folder printing Orihime Chan and Hikoboshi Kun.

A stamp sheet is available at each travel spot for this game, Hirakata Tourist Station, and Katano Tourist Information Desk (Katano City Council Annex Building Ground Floor).

The stamps are being placed at 10 stamp points: (Photo Yamano Shuzo)

The stamps are being placed at 10 stamp points: (Photo Yamano Shuzo)

The travel spots where the original stamps for this game are placed are as follows;

The details of the locations can be seen at Google Map (Click Here).

(Hirakata City)

Kagiya Hirakata City Museum

Kagiya Hirakata City Museum

Kagiya Hirakata City Museum

10-27 Tsutsumimachi Hirakata City

※It is a 5-minute walk from Keihan Hirakatakoen Station.

Opening hours: 9:30a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Close: Tuesday

※If Kagiya Museum be closed, it is impossible to get the stamp. Check the Museum’s schedule before you visit.

Hirakata Tourist Station

Hirakata Tourist Station

Hirakata Tourist Station

19-14 Okahigashimachi Hirakata City
Keihan Hirakatashi Station East Gate 2nd Floor

Opening hours: 10:00a.m. ~ 18:00p.m.

Miyanosapo

Miyanosapo

Miyanosapo

20-5 Miyanosaka 1 Chome Hirakata City

※It’s a 3-minute walk from Miyanosaka Kita Crossroads.

Opening hours: 9:30a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

If Miyanosapo be closed, the stamp is available at a next space named “Milky Centre”.

Kudaraoh Shrine

Kudaraoh Shrine

Kudaraoh Shrine

1-68 Nakamiya Nishi no Machi Hirakata City

※It’s a 6-minute walk from Miyanosaka Station.

Opening hours: 9:00a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Hoshigaoka Dressmaking School

Hoshigaoka Dressmaking School

Hoshigaoka Dressmaking School

11-18 Hoshigaoka 2 Chome Hirakata City

It’s a 4-minute walk from Keihan Hoshigaoka Station.

Opening hours: 10:00a.m. ~ 18:00p.m.

Close: Monday

If the dressmaking school be closed, it is impossible to get the stamp.

(Katano City)

Yamano Shuzo

Yamano Shuzo

Yamano Shuzo

11-2 Kisabe 7 Chome Katano City

※Get off at Keihan Ichiba Bus Stop.

Opening hours: 9:00a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Close: (April to October) Saturday, Sunday, and Bank holiday

Hatamono Shrine

Hatamono Shrine

Hatamono Shrine

1-7 Kuraji 1 Chome Katano City

※Get off at Keihan Kuraji Bus Stop.

Opening hours: 10:00a.m. ~ 16:00p.m.

Daimon Shuzo

Daimon Shuzo

Daimon Shuzo

12-1 Moriminami Katano City

※It’s a 9-minute walk from Keihan Kawachimori Station.

Opening hours: 9:00a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Close: Monday

Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

60-1 Hoshida 9 Chome Katano City

Opening hours: 8:00a.m. ~ 15:00p.m.

Iwafune Shrine

Iwafune Shrine

Iwafune Shrine

19-1 Kisaichi 9 Chome Katano City

Opening hours: 9:00a.m. ~ 16:00p.m.

Close: the third & forth Wednesday, the forth Thursday

 

If challenging the stamp rally game….

You can get an original clear file folder or an original sticker. These goods are in limited supply.

Original Clear File Folder (left) & Original Sticker (right)

Original Clear File Folder (left) & Original Sticker (right)

If completing all stamps or collecting more than Three stamps….

If completing all stamps, you can apply for Amanogawa Sho in which original Sake is given to ten participants as present. Or, if collecting more than three stamps in the two cities, you can get a special present named “Hikoboshi & Orihime Sho”.

The application forms are available at Hirakata Tourist Station and Katano Tourist Information Desk.

Hirakata Tourist Station

Hirakata Tourist Station

Hirakata Tourist Station

19-14 Okahigashimachi Hirakata City
Keihan Hirakatashi Station East Gate 2nd Floor

Opening hours: 10:00a.m. ~ 18:00p.m.

Katano Tourist Information Desk

Katano Tourist Information Desk

Katano Tourist Information Desk

1-1 Kisabe 1 Chome Katano City
Katano City Council Annex Building Ground Floor

Opening hours: 9:00a.m. ~ 17:00p.m.

Close: Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday

 

Katano’s Summer Event Information

Lanterns @ Amanogawa Hoshi Festival 2015

Lanterns @ Amanogawa Hoshi Festival 2015

July is a special month in which big summer events are held in Katano. For example, Tanabata Festival on June 7th is a historical event relating to the tale of Tanabata. In the festival at Hatamono Shrine, people hang up coloured strips of paper on sticks of bamboo. The landscape is very colourful and gorgeous. Tanabata Festival is held at several shrines in Katano.

Katano’s Summer Event Schedule

The event place map (Google Map) is available here.

(July 2nd)

Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event

Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016

Venue: Keihan Hirakatashi Station

Time: Pre-event by Setsunan University 11:00a.m. ~

Opening Ceremony 12:40p.m. ~

(July 3rd)

Aeon Mall Shijyonawate Tanabata Event

※To promote Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival on July 30th, Katano Tourist Association participates in this event.

Venue: Aeon Mall Shijyonawate

Time: 12:30p.m. ~

(July 6th & 7th)

Tanabata Festival in Hatamono Shrine

Venue: Hatamono Shrine

Time: 17:00p.m.~ 21:00p.m.

(July 7th to 9th)

Aiaibashi Tanabata Festival

Venue: Aiaibashi Bridge

Time: 10:00a.m. ~ (Opening Ceremony is held from 19:00p.m. on July 7th.)

(July 7th)

Tanabata Festival in Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

Venue: Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

Time: Tanabata ritual 10:00a.m. ~ 11:50a.m.

Dance ritual 15:30p.m. ~ 16:20p.m.

(July 23rd & 24th)

Hoshida Myokengu Shrine 1200th Anniversary: Hoshuku Sai

(resized) Poster of Hoshida Myoken 1200th anniv.

Venue: Hoshida Myokengu Shrine and Hoshida Hall

Time: July 23rd 9:30a.m.~

July 24th 10:00a.m.~

(July 30th)

Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival 2016

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Venue: Keihan Kisaichi Station, the Botanical Garden of Osaka City University, Mizube Plaza, and Hoshi no Sato Iwafune

Time: 15:00p.m ~21:30p.m.

Katano Satoyama Trail Running Challenge Cup 2016

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Venue: Hoshida Park

Time: 10:30a.m. ~

(Note) This page is retrieved from I Love Katano (http://www.lovekatano.com).

Katano’s Biggest Summer Festival on July 30th

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Katano Amanogawa Tanabata Festival 2016

Date & Time

July 30th 15:00p.m.~

Venue

Keihan Kisaichi Station, Hoshi no Sato Iwafune, Mizube Plaza, and the Botanical Garden of Osaka City University

(Abstraction)

Katano’s annual summer event, Ama no Gawa Tanabata Festival, will be held on July 30th. This is one of Katano’s big events that are increasing the number of visitors year by year.

Katano is a city deeply relating to the Tale of Tanabata. Therefore, in this festival, decolations representing the relationship of Katano and Tanabata can be seen. Particularly, hundreds of candles create an air of fantasy at night. The scenery is absolutely brilliant and beautiful. You will be able to touch on the basic principle of Katano’s history and culture throughout the day.

Furthermore, various food and drink stalls will open. Some stalls offer typical Japanese summer event foods such as Yakisoba and Takoyaki.

Ama no Gawa Tanabata Festival starts from 15p.m. If July 30th be rain, the event will be postponed on July 31st. The venues for the event are Keihan Kisaichi Station, Mizube Plaza, Hoshi no Sato Iwafune, and the Botanical Garden of Osaka City University (see the following Google Map). 

Goods Shop Information @ Katano Ikiiki Marchѐ June 26th 2016

001As informed before (click here), in Katano Ikiiki Marchѐ on June 26th, various food and goods stands welcome your coming as well as a lot of local characters called “Yuru Kyara”. Some goods stands, for example, sell hand-made items such as a bag, a bamboo lunch box, and a candle. Another goods stand sells artificial flowers made of clay.

The hand-made goods stands open from 10:00a.m. to 15:00p.m.

July 2nd event schedule has been published

Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016

A Hirakata-Katano collaborative event named “Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016” has published the detail of the event schedule on July 2nd. Morning events are held at Keihan Hirakatashi Station from 11a.m. In Keihan Kisaichi Station, various food & goods stands welcome your coming.

Event Schedule

(Venue) Keihan Hirakatashi Station Concourse 2nd floor

11a.m.~ Workshop by Setsunan University

12:40p.m.~ Opening Ceremony

event organiser’s speech, ribbon cutting ceremony, greeting by Hirakata’s & Katano’s local characters, and declaration for local goods sale booming

13p.m.~ Wrapped Train Starting Ceremony @ Platform 5 & 6 in Keihan Hirakatashi Station

The event participants get on a wrapped train heading to Keihan Kisaichi Station at 13.21p.m. The two cities’ local characters also accompany with the participants.

For further information about Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016, contact us through Contact Form or Nigiwaikoryu Ka (Hirakata City Hall). 

 

   

Katano Ikiiki Marché on June 26th

Katano March June 2016A lot of local city characters called “Yuru Kyara” come to Katano Ikiiki Marché on June 26th. “Marché” means “market” in French. In the open-air market, various stalls sell foods and original hand-made goods. Furthermore, Delaware grape which is one of Katano’s major local produces is sold at a special booth.

One of the main events is a character show. 23 local city characters such as Orihime Chan and Hoshi no Aman welcome your coming. In addition, musicians and dancers show their brilliant performances on a stage. June 26th must be a unforgettable day for you.

To support the victims who suffered from Kumamoto Great Earthquake on April 14th, special pin badges printing Kumanon and Orihime Chan are also sold at another special stall. The sales of the special pin badges are donated to Kumamoto Prefectural Government.

Katano Ikiiki Marché starts from 10a.m. at Ikiiki Land Katano.

For further information about this open-air market, contact Katano Tourist Association through Contact Form.

Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016

Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016

Hirakata City Hall (HCH) and Katano Tourist Association (KTA) will host a collaborative tourism event on July 2nd. To increase travellers to the two cities, KTA is planning various collaborative events with HCH.

In the first event, wrapped trains printing Hirakata’s and Katano’s characters run Keihan Katano Line. Furthermore, in Hirakata Katano Stamp Rally Game, you can challenge a mission to collect an original stamp in each station of Keihan Katano Line.

The opening event will be held at Keihan Hirakatashi Station and Keihan Kisaichi Station. Two cities’ characters, Hikoboshikun, Orihimechan, and Hoshi no Aman also come to the event.

For further information about Hirakata Katano Amanogawa Tourism Opening Event 2016, contact us through Contact Form.

Hoshida Myokengu Shrine 1200th Anniversary Celebration

(resized) Poster of Hoshida Myoken 1200th anniv.

One of historical shrines in Katano, Hoshida Myokengu Shrine, hosts the 1200th anniversary events on July 23rd & 24th. The shrine is said to be built in 816 by the suggestion of Master Kukai.

One of the anniversary events is a celebration ceremony called “Hoshukusai”. In the celebration ceremony, Shinto priests and maidens wearing formal Shinto vestments congratulate the 1200th anniversary along with official manners of Shito ritual. Normally, this ritual is done in major shrines such as Ise Shrine and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Therefore, it would be a rare chance for you to see such a magnificent Shinto ceremony in Katano.

Furthermore, on July 24th, a Bon dance event is held at the shrine. Bon dance is one of Japanese traditional dances to commemorate and express our gratitude to our ancestors. If interesting, you can try Bon dance with local residents. The event organisers would like to invite a lot of foreign participants to the Bon dance event. So, this is a good opportunity for you to feel Japanese culture and tradition directly.

Other events such as Myokengu guide tour and local food stalls are also held at the shrine. In Hoshida Hall, photos and materials relating to the history of Hoshida Myokengu Shrine are displayed. This is also a rare chance to learn how Hoshida’s people have built and sustained their community with Hoshida Myokengu Shrine.

For further information about Hoshida Myokengu 1200th Anniversary Celebration, send your message through hoshi_machi◎katano-kanko.com (please change to @) or Contact Form in “I Love Katano“.

Access to Hoshida Myokengu Shrine

By Bus

Get on Keihan Bus No. 17 from JR Hoshida Station and Keihan Katanoshi Station.

Get off at Myokenzaka 7 Chome.

Walk along a Bus route until you can see a Shrine gate on the left.