Jan 25, 2013

Ben Folds Five Playing in Hiroshima.

Ben Folds Five
February 20, 2013 7:00 pm
¥8500 (includes one drink)

Club Quattro
10F PARCO Honkan, Hondori 10-1, Naka-kuHiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-kenJapan

Ben Folds Five is an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group comprises Ben Folds (lead vocals,piano, keyboards, melodica, principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass, contrabass, synthesizer, backing vocals), and Darren Jessee(drums, percussion, backing vocals, songwriter, and co-writer for some songs). The group achieved mainstream success in the alternative,indie and pop music scenes. The band is best known for the hit single "Brick" from their 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen, which gained airplay on many mainstream radio stations. During their seven years together, the band released three proper studio records, oneretrospective album of B-sides and outtakes, and eight singles. They also contributed to a number of soundtracks and compilations. Ben Folds Five disbanded in October 2000, apparently under amicable circumstances.

Jan 24, 2013

2013,Feb,9th-10th Miyajima Oyster Festival

2013,Feb,9th-10th Miyajima Oyster Festival

Event:Miyajima Oyster Festival
Start:February 9, 2013 10:00 am
End:February 10, 2013 3:00 pm
Place:Miyajima island
Address:Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken, Japan
One of Miyajima’s specialities is oyster, and every year on the second weekend in February, some of the juiciest are served up at rock bottom prices.
Also music and other performances.
Held in front of the ferry port on Miyajima and in front of the Miyajima Aquarium.

Jan 21, 2013

Oyster Festivals in Hiroshima 2013

Oyster season is now here!

We have the biggest oyster farm in Japan in Hiroshima.
From the end of January right through to the end of February just about every little port on the coast hosts its own oyster festival and a visit to at least one is highly recommended if oysters are your thing.

Please check the following information for the festivals:

Ōtake Oyster Festival
Sunday, January 27 10:00-15:00
Harumi Koen, Harumi 2 Chome, Otake-shi (Next to Ogata Port)
20 minutes walk from Kuba JR Station
  Photos from the 2011 event on this Japanese blog.
Ōgaki Minato Market
おおがきみなと市場 (江田島)
Sunday, January 27 10:00 until sold out
日時:2013年1月27日(日) 10時から売り切れまで
3147 Ogakicho Kakiura, Etajima,

Hiroshima Charity Oyster Bazaar
Sunday, February 3 10:00 until sold out
2-3-2 Deshio, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi (in front of Volvo dealership)
10min walk from Minami-kuyakusho-mae streetcar stop
Ono Oyster Festival
Sunday, February 3 09:30-14:30
Miyajima Kyotei-jyo (Miyajima Boat Race Stadium)
Ondo Oyster Festival
Sunday, February 3 09:00-15:00
1-7-1 Minamiondo, Ondochō, Kure-shi
36min by bus from Kure JR Station (get off at Ondo Shimin Center-mae)

Etajima Oyster Festival
Sunday, February 3 10:00-16:00
Koyo Minato Koen, 2-17-1 Etajimacho Koyo, Etajima
22min by boat from Ujina to Koyo Port

Miyajima Oyster Festival
Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, 10:00 until sold out
Miyajima Port Terminal
Read more about the Miyajima Oyter Festival here.

Tahara Oyster Festival
Sunday February 10 09:00 until sold out
2-12-1 Ondochō Tahara, Kure-shi
30min by bus from Kure JR Station, get off at Tahara

Kure Seafood Festival
Monday February 11, 10:00 until sold out
In Kure Chuo-koen Park
10min walk from Kure JR Station

Jigozen Charity Oyster Festival
Sunday February 17, 09:00-13:00
5-10-8 Jigozen, Hatsukaichi-shi
5min walk from Jigozen Streetcar Stop
Takurajima Kurahashi Festival
Sunday February 17, 10:00-15:00
Katsuragahama Beach
70min by bus from Kure JR Station to Katsuragahama Beach
Saka-cho Charity Seafood Bazaar
Sunday February 24 09:00-12:00
Paruteifuji Saka, 3-2-11 Heiseigahama, Saka-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken
10min walk from JR Saka Station
Hiroshima Seafood Festival
Sunday February 24 10:00-14:00
Hiroshima City Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Promotion Center
8-5-1 Shoko Center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hayase Oyster Festival
Sunday February 24 08:30 until sold out
In front of Kure-shi Ondo Hayase Elementary School
1-8-15 Ondo Hayase, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken
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Yasuura Oyster Festival
Sunday February 24 09:00 until sold out
8-2 Yasuura Chuo, Yasuura-cho, Kure-shi, Hiroshima-ken
10min walk from Yasuura JR Station