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Ichinomiya-City Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival

Date : 06/09/2018, 06/10/2018


  • Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival
  • Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival
  • Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival
  • Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival
  • Man-yo Park & Takamatsu Annex Park "Hana-Shobu" Iris Festival

Gorgeous "hana-shobu" irises and their festival!

The iris is a flower highly appreciated in Japan, so when the iris shrubs in parks and gardens start to bloom, festivals are held across the whole country in order to celebrate them. The city of Ichinomiya, to the west of Nagoya, has a green area within which the "Man-yo Koen" and "Takamatsu Bun-en" Annex parks yearly exhibit their beautiful iris gardens, and right now is the perfect timing to go see them. An excess of 1,700 irises of 38 variations decorate the whole place with their delicate colors.

The park has countless stone monuments onto which poems and proses have been carved. This has to do with the origin of the park's name, "Man-yo", derived from the famous compilation of ancient Japanese poems, the "Man-yo-shu" scriptures ("Poems to Last 10,000 Years"). Since this area is known for the occurrence of the "hagi" (Lespedeza) plant believed as having been inspiration for a number of those poems, the word "Man-yo" (albeit with different kanji characters) was chosen to baptize this place. The relation with these particular "hagi" is unknown, so we'll leave it to your imagination.

Usually in June's first weekend on Sat & Sun the park sees the Iris Flower Festival ("Hana-shobu Matsuri"), with shows, tea parties and cultural events. Miss Tanabata and Miss Drapery, the gorgeous ladies chosen to represent this friendly city, eventually grace the event too!

Event Schedule

June 9th (Saturday), 2018
•Tea Party - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
•Koto Performance - 1st 10:00 AM; 2nd 1:30 PM
•Guitar & Mandolin Performance (Hagiwara Junior High Students) - 10:45 AM
•Hagiwara Elementary School Students Chorus - 11:30 AM
•Commemorative Photo Shoot with Miss Tanabata 2017 and Miss Orimono Textiles 2017 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (with unscheduled breaks)
•Kashinoki Bunka Kaikan Museum Opening - 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

•Hotaru Firefly Dance Twilight 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

June 10th (Sunday), 2018
•Tea Party - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
•Japanese Taiko Drums Performance - 10:00 AM (Ichinomiya Hagiwara Taiko Group)
•Koto Performance - 1st 10:45 AM; 2nd 2:15 PM
•Tsugaru Shamisen Group Performance - 1st 11:30 PM; 2nd 1:20 PM (Renshi)
•Kashinoki Bunka Kaikan Museum Opening - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : From June 9th (Saturday) and 10th (Sunday), 2018
Location : 〒491-0373
Takamatsu, Hagiwara-cho, Ichinomiya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Phone number : 0586-28-9131 (Ichinomiya City Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min southwards walk from Hagiwara Station of the Meitetsu Bisai Line, or 10min northeastwards walk from Tamano Station of the Meitetsu Bisai Line.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 5min southwestwards from Ichinomiya-Nishi I.C. of the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway via Route 155.

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