Nov 27, 2010

Nov 28 (Sun) Cusco Cafe Anniversary

They're throwing open their doors and laying on the entertainment. You just have to go help them celebrate.

Cusco Cafe's anniversary party is always a lot of fun. You can count on a really international mix of people and, with kids very welcome, ages too.

They'll be cooking up a storm and providing live music, all food and drinks are ¥500.

Always a great Sunday night out!

Nov 26, 2010

20th(Sat.)-28th(Sun.) November. Momiji Matsuri@Miyajima Daishoin

For some reason, we say MOMIJI-GARI(go to see the colorful autumn leaves) which means Momiji hunting when it translates literally. Of course you don't need to have something to shoot with you when you go to see Momiji. That never happens to deer in

Now is at the best time to go to see the colored maples in Hiroshima.

Momiji Festival is now on since 20th(Sat.) of November until 28th(Sun.)

Place: Miyajima Daishoin
Access:25min. by JR Sanyo Line& 10min. by ferry.

So Wanna hunt Momiji??

Nov 24, 2010

Nov 26th(Fri) Takkyu Ishino(NEWWORLD)@Sacred Spirits

Nov 26th(Fri) Takkyu Ishino(NEWWORLD)@Sacred Spirits

Takkyu Ishino

One half of the massive Denki Groove and the man behind the enormous WIRE events, Japanese techno stars don't come any bigger than Takkyu Ishino. He is a real entertainer and having played to a million people at Berlin's Love Parade in 1998 (video below), it's probably safe to say he knows how to work a crowd.

The club is close from J-Hoppers Hiroshima!!!

Why don't you go and have a good time during you stay in Hiroshima??

New World Support DJs


Support DJ DJ TaNaKa(Sacred Spirits)

Resident DJs SHIN-YA

VJs DAISUKE HIRATA(runningroove)

New World member pass: ¥2000
Adv: ¥3000
Door: ¥4000 (¥3500 with flyer)

Sacred Spirits (Ex Cafe Jamaica)
Naka-ku, Tate-machi 6-3, Apex Bld B1 (opposite Cine Twin)

Nov 21, 2010

Nov 22(Mon) Hanz Araki live at Molly Malones

Irish flute player Hanz Araki returns to Molly Malone's Hiroshima with his mix of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. This time he is accompanied by Kathryn Claire on fiddle.

Irish flute player Hanz Araki is the quintessential world music musician. He has performed around the world with the Juno Award-winning Paperboys, The Bridies, Casey Neill and an all-star tribute to The Pogues called "K.M.R.I.A." He has played with the Seattle Symphony, the University of Washington Wind Ensemble and is featured on more than a dozen recordings and soundtracks, from feature films and documentaries to popular video games.

While his love is Irish music, his deep roots are in the shakuhachi, the traditional bamboo "Zen flute" of Japan. Hanz (short for Hanzaburo) is the world’s only sixth generation shakuhachi player, following in the footsteps of his father, Kinko Ryu Grand Master Kodo Araki V. With no prior musical training, Hanz took up the shakuhachi at age 17. Under his father’s tutelage, four months later he made his concert debut in Shimoneski, Japan. He went on to teach shakuhachi at Keio University for two years before moving back to his hometown of Seattle in 1991.

There, his American mother’s Gaelic roots came into play, and he began teaching himself Irish and Scottish tunes on the flute and whistle, inspired by the many excellent pipers and fiddlers in Seattle. His ability on the flute and his uncanny command of traditional songs with his voice quickly made him a fixture of the Irish music scene in America.

In 2004, Hanz released a solo album of traditional Scottish and Irish music with a fresh new slant, "Six of One, Five of the Other." It has been favorably received by fans and Irish music aficionados and earned him's Best Newcomer of the Year and KLCC's "Best Music of 2004" list. His newest release, "Little Fires" is a bold mix of traditional Celtic and modern music.

With the following day a National Holiday, this has the making of a quite a party.

Date: Monday, November 22nd 20:30

Place: Molly Malones

Nov 19, 2010

November 19th~ Free Kagura At The Bank

Free Kagura At The Bank

The Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce is putting on free kagura performances at the Former Bank of Japan building (Kyu Nichigin) on weekend and holiday nights throughout April.

On each of the nights there will two 45 minute performances starting at 19:00 and finishing at 20:40.

They will close the doors if it gets full so you should probably try and get there a bit ahead of time.

Schedule of shows

  • Friday, November 19
    The Omori Troupe (Yuki, Saeki-ku) performs Takiyasha-hime and Yamata-no-orochi

  • Saturday, November 20
    The Kurisu Troupe (Kurisu, Hatsukaichi-shi) performs Rashomon and Yamata-no-orochi

  • Sunday, November 21
    The Takai Troupe (Yahata-higashi, Saeki-ku) performs Jinrin and Tsuchigumo

  • Tuesday, November 23
    The Yamagahara Troupe (Miwa, Iwakuni) performs Ebisu and Jinrin

  • Saturday, November 27
    The Hasadake Troupe (Takamiya, Akitakata) performs Soga Kyodai and Yamata-no-orochi

  • Sunday, November 28
    The Kinsho Troupe (Kita-hiroshima) performs Jinrin and Takiyasha-hime

Kyu Nichigin Former Bank of Japan
Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Fukuromachi
On Rijo-dori, opposite Fukuromachi streetcar stop

19 November - 21 November 19:00 Hrs
23 November 19:00 Hrs
27 November - 28 November 19:00 Hrs

Nov 13, 2010

Nov 18 (Fri)~Nov 20(Sun) Ebisu Shrine's autumn festival

Nov 18 (Fri)~Nov 20(Sun) Ebisu Shrine's autumn festival
Dates/Times:18 November - 20 November
20 min walk from J-hoppers Hiroshima!!

Ebisu Shrine's autumn festival marks the arrival of winter in Hiroshima. Known among locals as Ebessan after the god of commerce, surrounding stores hold sales and buy who Komazarae bamboo rakes adorned with gold coins and a treasure ship. A large keg with mouth wide open is placed in front of the shrine to receive offerings.
The festival usually pulls in around 300,000 people.
Usually on one day final day the main Chuo-dori road is closed to traffic for 3 hours between 7pm and 10pm and addition to all the stalls and activity arund Ebisu shrine there are two stages set up, one at the Ebisu-dori intersection and another at the Shintenchi intersection where kagura dance and taiko drum performances are held.

Address:In the streets surrounding Ebisu ShrineBehind the Hachobori Tenmaya

Miyajima "Hiwatarishiki"

November 15th (MON.) Miyajima "Hiwatarishiki"
Hiwatari shiki is a "Fire walking ceremony".
This ceremony is held semiyearly in April and November.
You make a wish as you walk on the fire place as pictured above.
If you would like to participate a fire walking, be ready to be bear foot on the spot!

WHEN: November 15th (MON.)

WHERE: Daishoin Temple in Miyajima Island

Nov 11, 2010

Nov 11, 2010-Jan 3, 2011 Dreamination

Thisis one of Hiroshima's biggest draws of the winter season and is becoming a one of the city's biggest yearly attractions.

Peace Boulevard and parts of the city center will be illuminated with thousands of colored light bulbs to what some think are somewhat tasteless effect and to others are exciting and fun.

This year there are 23 different theme areas and they boast that Dreamination beats the rest of Japan's illuminations in three respects: 2km of illuminations along Peace Boulevard, 120,000 bulbs and a 30m tall decorated tree.

It would be nice to see solar panels along the boulevard charging up power during the day to run the illuminations at night to make it a less wasteful event.

Live music shows on every Saturdays.

Nov 6, 2010

Nov 15(Mon) Hot Coal Walking

Join the crowd of people and take part in the "walking over fire ceremony" at Daiganiji Temple (Nov 5) and Daishoin Temple (Nov 15)on the island of Miyajima.

Walk across hot coals "to pray for protection from illness and disaster."
You can join the other participants who go through physical pain in hopes of future comfort.

Some claim that if you have
"a pure heart" or good reasons to will yourself across the coals....
it doesn't hurt at all.

According to the official Miyajima Homepage:
In 1888, Daishoin temple was totally destroyed by fire except for the main Daishido Hall.
The current Daishoin is a reconstruction of the former building. There are many ceremonies that take place year-round here as Daishoin is a very important temple according to the Buddhist faith.

It would be a good Japanese travel experience!

To Miyajima Island is 40-minute tram ride and 10 minutes by ferry boat from J-Hoppers Hiroshima!

Nov 4, 2010

November 14th(SAT) Japan Music Week in Hiroshima

November 14th(SAT) Japan Music Week in Hiroshima

The second annual Japan Music Week is running in Tokyo from November 9-14. The event is a fledgling music conference that aims to introduce Japanese acts to overseas markets and vice versa. Already boasting a rosta of several hundred events in venues all over Tokyo Japan Music Week looks set to grow in leaps and bounds.

GetHiroshimaa, in conjunction with Southern Cross, is hosting our own Hiroshima shindig on the final day of the event.

There is no cover charge, so if you'd like to check out some local musicians on a Sunday, come down to Southern Cross.

Southern Cross
1-29 Hondori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, 730-0035