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

 

星のあまん、2大キャラクターイベントに今年も参加します!!

星のあまんは、今年も日本最大級のキャラクターイベント、ご当地キャラ博in彦根2016 及び 世界キャラクターさみっとin羽生2016 に参加いたします!!

昨年に引き続き交野市の魅力を精一杯PRしてまいりますので、お近くの方はぜひイベントにお越しください!

 

★ご当地キャラ博in彦根2016

 開催日時:平成28年10月15日(土)・16日(日) 9:00〜15:00

 開催場所:滋賀県彦根市中心市街地付近

 ※星のあまん、おりひめちゃんは15日(土)のみ参加します。

 くわしくはこちら(ご当地キャラ博公式サイト)をごらんください

 

★世界キャラクターさみっとin羽生2016

 開催日時:平成28年11月19日(土)・20日(日) 9:00〜15:30

 開催場所:埼玉県羽生市羽生水郷公園

 ※星のあまんのみの参加となります。両日とも参加予定です。

 くわしくはこちら(世界キャラクターさみっと公式サイト)をごらんください

Our Director Interviewed by NHK

This photo was retrieved from Mr. Sato's personal blog.

This photo was retrieved from Mr. Sato’s personal blog.

Our association director, Mr. Yoshiya Sato, was interviewed by NHK yesterday.

NHK is one of major broadcasting companies in Japan. Sometimes, it’s called “BBC in Japan”.

On July 7th, some shrines in Katano hold Tanabata Festival. Particularly, Hatamono Shrine’s Tanabata Festival is increasing the number of the visitors year by year.  It owes a lot of efforts by local people and a merchant group. Hence, NHK has reported only Hotamono Shrine’s Tanabata Festival, hitherto.

But, this time, NHK offered an interview to Katano Tourist Association and Mr. Sato introduced not only Hatamono Shrine but also other important places deeply relating to the Tale of Tanabata in Katano.

According to his personal blog, he took the TV clue to Hatamono Shrine, Aiaibashi Bridge, and Hoshida Myokengu Shrine. The aim is to tell them that Katano, as a whole, is one of central cities of the tale of Tanabata.

The interview will be televised in this evening in Channel 1.

His original article is http://ameblo.jp/haihsoj4480/entry-12178035407.html  (written only in Japanese).

2016年7月7日 | カテゴリー : Latest News | 投稿者 : Dr.K.S.

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

2016

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).

Our website has been introduced in “Katano Times”

Katano's Major New Site; Katano Times

Katano’s Major Local News Site; Katano Times

Katano’s major local news site, Katano Times (http://www.katano-times.com) has introduced our website (http://www.katano-times.com/archives/47909215.html). It is a very humorous article including some jokes.

There are two major news sites in Katano; “Hoshi no Machi Katano (http://murata35.chicappa.jp)” and “Katano Times”. Katano Times always provides us with funny news relating to Katano. It is said that almost all Katanonians are checking Katano Times unlike our English website and “I Love Katano (http://www.lovekatano.com)” (T_T). 

To boost the readers who access to our English website, we started “3 Things to Do in Katano (http://katano-kanko.com/foreign-languages/wonderful-katano-english/3-things-to-do-in-katano-katanonians-recommendations/)”. In this page, Katanonians who love Katano introduce their favourite shops and travel spots. Mr. Kazuhiko Harada who is the director of Katano Times also writes his favourite three things for our website (http://katano-kanko.com/foreign-languages/wonderful-katano-english/3-things-to-do-in-katano-katanonians-recommendations/kazuhiko-haradas-3-things-to-do-in-katano/). 

We would like to express our gratitude to Katano Times and Mr. Harada.   

2016年7月1日 | カテゴリー : Latest News | 投稿者 : Dr.K.S.

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.

交野の七夕〜七夕月間イベントのご案内

いよいよ夏の暑さも本番!交野の七夕も本番!!夏のお出かけは七夕伝説ゆかりの地、交野へ!!楽しさと歴史のロマン盛りだくさんの七夕イベントをぜひお楽しみください。※一部市外で開催されるイベントもあります。

 

★星のまち枚方・交野天の川ツーリズムオープニングイベント

日 程:平成28年7月2日(土)11:00-16:00

場 所:京阪電車交野線(枚方市駅・私市駅)他

くわしくはこちら(イベント関連サイト)をごらんください

 

★逢合橋七夕まつり

日 程:平成28年7月7日(木)10:00〜9日(土)20:00

    ※7日19:00〜オープニング

場 所:交野市内逢合橋周辺

主 催:逢合橋七夕まつり実行委員会(072-891-6847)

 

★機物神社の七夕祭

日 程:平成28年7月6日(水)・7日(木)両日とも17:00〜21:00

場 所:機物神社(交野市倉治1-1-7)

    ※まつり開催に伴い、通行止めになる区間がありますので、

     ご注意ください。歩行者は通行できます。

問合せ:機物神社(072-891-4418)

 

★天の川伝説落語会

日 程:平成28年7月5日(火)18:30開演

場 所:天満天神繁昌亭

問合せ:天満天神繁昌亭(06-6352-4874)

 

★平成OSAKA天の川伝説2016

日 程:平成28年7月7日(木)18:00開場   放流時間19:07~21:00

場 所:大川(京阪電車天満橋駅周辺)

問合せ:事務局 平成OSAKA天の川伝説事務局(06-7507-2006)

おりひめちゃんと枚方市産業振興キャラクターひこぼしくんが登場します。大川に約4万個の“いのり星”を放流し、光の天の川を出現させます。※雨天決行・荒天中止

 

★星田妙見宮鎮座千二百年奉祝大祭 七夕祭

日 程:平成28年7月7日(木)

 乞巧奠(古来よりの乞巧奠の再現)の形式による祭場。出店あり。

 乞巧奠設置前にて琴の演奏あり(随時)

場 所:星田妙見宮(問い合わせ072-891-2003)

 

★星降り祭 奉祝大祭式典

日 程:平成28年7月23日(土)

場 所:星田妙見宮

 

★だんじり曳行

日 程:平成28年7月24日(日)

場 所:星田妙見宮

 

★織姫の里天の川七夕まつり

日 程:平成28年7月30日(土)(雨天の場合31日(日))

場 所:京阪電車私市駅周辺、水辺プラザ周辺

主 催:織姫の里まつり協議会 http://orihime.girly.jp/

    072-892-4500 交野市私部1-1-2 

    2階青年会議所内またはみんなの活力課(072-892-0121)まで

星のあまん出没情報≪7月≫

★7月2日(土)星のまち 枚方・交野 天の川ツーリズム オープニングイベント

開催時間/11:00〜16:00

会場/京阪電車交野線枚方市駅〜私市駅、ホーム及び電車内、私市駅前公園等

 ※星のあまんの登場スケジュールは下記リンク先をごらんください。

 くわしくはこちら(京阪電車ニュースリリース)をごらんください

 

★7月30日(土)織姫の里 天の川七夕まつり

開催時間/15:00〜21:30 ※雨天時は翌日31日に延期

会場/京阪電車交野線私市駅前公園、私市水辺プラザ、星のさといわふね等

 ※星のあまんの登場スケジュールは未定です。

 天の川七夕まつりについてはこちらをごらんください

 

★7月31日(日)シティプラザ大阪開業10周年イベント ヒトノワ夏の感謝祭

開催時間/11:00〜18:00 

会場/シティプラザ大阪

※イベントは30日(土)も開催されていますが、星のあまん、おりひめちゃんの出演は31日(日)のみです。

くわしくはこちら(イベント関連ページ)をごらんください