カテゴリー: Classes & Events

Autumn Japanese Courses

 

The Takasaki International Relations Society (TIRS) offers Japanese courses for local foreigners throughout the year at 5 locations around the city. They are taught by our volunteer staff, and students are separated into small groups according to their level.

Cost: ¥500 yen per 10 lesson course

 

Chuo Kominkan (Suehiro-cho 27)

Tuesdays 10am-12 noon; 10th Sept-19th Nov

Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm; 12th Sept-21st Nov

Saturdays 1:30pm-3:30pm; 7th Sept-9th Nov

 

Nakai Kominkan (Nakai-machi 3-21-1)

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm, 11th Sept-13th Nov

 

Gunma Fukushi Kaikan (Munadaka-machi 977-1)

Mondays 7pm-8:45pm; 2nd Sept-25th Nov

 

Shinmachi Bunka Hall (Shinmachi 3190-1)

Wednesdays 10am-11:45am; 11th Sept-13th Nov

Saturdays 10am-11:45am; 7th Sept-9th Nov

 

Yoshii Nishi Community Center (Yoshii-machi Nagane 525)

Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm; 10th Sept-19th Nov

 

Registration: Contact the TIRS up to one week before the start of the course you wish to attend. Let us know:

  • Name, address, telephone number
  • Nationality, length of time spent in Japan
  • Whether you can read/write hiragana or kata-kana and your speaking level
  • Language learning goals
  • Course you want to attend

 

Takasaki Kids Park 2019

 

Period: Saturday 7th September-Monday 16th September 2019

Place: Takasaki City Public Health Center, 2nd floor Room 1

Details: Kids park is an annual event where toys and play equipment designed for improving children’s balance, muscular strength and curiosity are available in one huge room.

Sessions: Start on the hour every hour from 10am to 4pm. A session is 50 minutes. (No 10am session on weekends and public holidays)

Ages: 6 months to 12 years (accompanied by an adult, max of 3 children per adult).

Entrance: Free

To participate: Turn up to the venue before by up to 50 minutes before the start of the session you wish to attend. From 50 minutes before starting time, a maximum of 70 entrance tickets will be handed out to those waiting.

 

Kurabuchi English Village Recruitment

 

Takasaki city is now recruiting students who wish to spend a year immersed in nature and English in the Kurabuchi English Village for the 2020 school year. Students will attend Kurabuchi Elementary or Junior High School, while living in the village interacting with native speaking staff and enjoying many great activities and events designed to improve their English.

Eligibility: Must fulfill each of the 3 following conditions

  1. Will be in 4th grade elementary to 2nd grade junior high school age in the next school year
  2. Healthy in mind and body, and able to attend school in Kurabuchi for one year
  3. 3. Interested in learning English.

Applications: Due by 31st October 2019 via the Kurabuchi English Village website.

Explanation Session & Tour of Facilities:

Date & Time: Sunday 15th September, and Saturday 12th October, 10am-12:15pm and 2:45pm-5pm.

Place: Kurabuchi English Village

Registration: To attend, register via the Village website before the day.

 

Street Live in Takasaki-Docomo Kashikomo

 

Date & Time: Sunday 15th September, 11am to 5pm

Location: See map!  Cost: Free

Details: More than 120 fantastic acts will take place in this street live music festival in central Takasaki. Genres including rock, pop, jazz, Japanese traditional and more will perform at 22 locations around the center of the city at any one time. Enjoy a whole day filled with outdoor music!

 

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Takasaki Ennou-no-kai Nogaku Theatre

 

Date: Friday 13th September 2019

Times: 2pm (afternoon performance), 6:30pm evening performance)

Place: Takasaki Culture Hall (Suehiro-cho 27)

Main Performers: Shimodaira Katsuhiro and Nomura Mansai

Performances: Tsuchigumo (afternoon), Tetsurin (evening)

Tickets: From 3,500 yen, available from city theatres, galleries and online through the Takasaki Foundation website.

 

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Summer Sweets Cooking Class

 

Date & Time: Sunday 8th September, 1pm-3:30pm

Place: Socius (Ashikado-machi)

Details: Guests from Taiwan, America, Bangladesh and Vietnam will teach participants how to prepare sweets from their countries, followed by tasting time, and friendly conversation!

Maximum Participants: 30 (in order of sign up)

Cost: \1,000 (\500 for TIRS members)

Sign Up: Call the TIRS office (details at bottom) from 10am on Tuesday 13th August).

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Presentation for Children

 

Date & Time: Sunday 1st September, 10am-12 noon

Place: Chuo Kominkan (Suehiro-cho 27)

Details: Former members of Takasaki International Club, Kodai Uesugi (Tokyo Metropolitan Office employee) and his sister Asuka (elementary school teacher) will talk about what kind of experiences during childhood lead them into their professions, and provide a platform for participating children to think about their own futures.

For: Children in grade 4 of elementary school to junior high school, and their parents.

Cost: Free

Sign Up: Call the TIRS office by Friday 30th August.

 

Date & Time: Sunday 1st September, 10am-12 noon

Place: Chuo Kominkan (Suehiro-cho 27)

Details: Former members of Takasaki International Club, Kodai Uesugi (Tokyo Metropolitan Office employee) and his sister Asuka (elementary school teacher) will talk about what kind of experiences during childhood lead them into their professions, and provide a platform for participating children to think about their own futures.

For: Children in grade 4 of elementary school to junior high school, and their parents.

Cost: Free

Sign Up: Call the TIRS office by Friday 30th August.

 

Summer Festivals

 

Haruna Furusato Fireworks

Date: Thursday 15th August, 7:30pm-9pm

Place: Karasugawa Park (Shimo-Muroda) & nearby sports ground

 

Shinmachi Fireworks & Lantern Festival

Date: Friday 16th August, from 5:40pm

Place: Karasugawa Sogo Ground (Shinmachi) and Nukui River bank

Attractions: Drumming, Bon-Odori dancing, fireworks 7:45pm-9pm.

 

Kurabuchi Summer Festival

Date: Saturday 19th August, from 2:30pm

Place: Kurabuchi Branch Office

Attractions: Brass band, floats, bingo, children’s dance group, fireworks 8pm-8:30pm.

 

Gunma Haniwa-no-sato Summer Festival

Date: Sunday 18th August, from 1pm

Place: Haniwa-no-Sato Park (Hodota-machi)

Attractions: Traditional entertainment, balloon art, mini-train rides. fish grabbing, food and drink stalls, stage performances, fireworks7:30pm-8:15pm.

 

45th Takasaki Festival & Fireworks

Weekend of 3rd & 4th August 2019, Central Takasaki

Major Attractions: Wadaiko drum performances, Awa-odori dancing through the streets, float parade, carrying of portable shrines and fireworks display.

Fireworks Display: 7:30pm-8:20pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Free vantage points include Takasaki Park, the sports parks on the far side of Wada-bashi Bridge, green areas along the river and the parking lot behind Takasaki Hospital. Get a space from 8am on the morning of the display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Notsuke & Yachiyo Sports Parks
  2. Riverside grassy area (max. 5,000 people)
  3. Wada-bashi Sports Park
  4. Former golf course (now a park)
  5. Parking lot of Soka Gakkai building

Tickets: Rakuten Tickets online, JTB Takasaki (Ara-machi), Family Mart and Lawson (until sold out).

 

 

Lake Haruna Big Summer Festa 2019 Events

 

Lake Haruna Resort Triathlon: Sunday 28th July, cheer on participants lakeside at Haruna.

Lake Haruna Fireworks: Friday 2nd August, lanterns launched onto the lake from 7pm, fireworks from 7:30pm.

Lake Haruna Swan Boat Race: Friday 2nd August, from 10am in front of the lodge.

Lake Haruna Music Festival: Sunday 4th August, 1pm-4pm Kohan-no-yado Park

Haruna Nashi Festival: Sunday 25th August from 10am, in front of the lodge.