Rina

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I will introduce big festival named Haniwa festival held at Shibayama town of Chiba prefecture.
It is good opportunity for you to know about Chiba’s culture through this festival. I hope so.

Above the picture, it is Haniwa. You can see many Haniwa at Haniwa festival. So, please visit this festival in Chiba!

Explain of Haniwa festival:

About twelve thousand Haniwa found at Chiba prefecture. Especially, Shibayama town is a treasure house of monuments like Haniwa. From the last half of the 5th century to beginning of the 7th centuries, ancient people keep on making Haniwa which is big clue of knowing them.

 

Haniwa festival started from 1982, The purpose of this festival is looking back at spiritual richness of ancient people that modern people forget and loveliness and then, feel that.
Shibayama town is known for “town of Haniwa” that exists 500 year old burial mound, including Dono mound which means sire mound and Hime mound which means princess mound.

Local elementary students and junior high school students
hat dress up as ancient people appear at Dono and Hime mound in Haniwa festival. And then, ritual and parade held at Shibayamazinnouson and Shibayama park and finally ancient people leave some messages to modern people and they go back to their home. This festival loom over ancient atmosphere like godly female attendant dance and the restoration of ancient attire. On the day, industrial festival, cultural festival and commercial festival are held at the same time.

On the above, you can see female attendant dancing. Don’t they so pretty and you get inspiration by their dancing? Dress up like ancient people on the above, how do you feel by seeing them? You may get a religious feeling. It is one of the way to feel Japanese culture and tradition.

 

And also, you can take part in various events including rice-cake making, blue sky market and a potted plant market, ultra-quiz, big rice-cake toss competition, and more.

 

Every year, a lot of participantsare familiar with this festival. So, this festival has been held 35 times on this year with your coorporation. Please come and enjoy this festival which is inherited in Shibayama town.

In 2017 Nobember 12th/From 9:20 am to 4:30 pm. (Last year information)

It takes place every second week of Sunday on November.

Basic information:

Festival destination

Shibayama park (main place)
〒289-1692 Chiba prefecture Sanbugun Shibayama town Shibayama park

Parking

exist

Facility options

Restroom facility exists, you can use transportation service from nearest station.

 

A quick sale of local product, rice-cake making, small zoo held at industrial festival. Temporary transfer bus runs from Shibayama railway Chiyoda station.

Traffic Access:

Go to the main site by car

It takes about ten minutes to go to the main site by car from Area Central Road and Matsuo Yokoshiba inter.

It takes about 30 minutes to go to the main site by car from East Kanto expressway and Tomisato inter.

Go to the main site by bus

You can get on Shibayama Fureai bus from Shibayama railway Shibayama chiyoda station or Matsuo station which is JR line and you get off the bus at Shibayamazinnouson bus stop.

Another information

Charge-free transfer bus runs from Shibayama railway Shibayama Chiyoda station to Shibayama park that is main site of this festival on the day.
※We can expect to get congestion around Shibayama park on the day. If you visit the main site by car, please park at Shibayama culture center or Shibayama town hall parking and then, take the hall circle bus.

Event content of Haniwa festival:

A photo competition of Shibayama Haniwa festival held. So, why don’t you apply for this competition?

Like above photo, they walk through Shibayama park making a line. Its view makes you excited and surprised very much. Because tons of people who dress up as ancient people walk through the park. You may get inspiration by them. Let’s take some pictures with them!

What is Chiba like?:

Chiba is one of the prefectures of the Kanto region. Chiba faces the Pacific Ocean. You may have obsessed with charm of nature, good tasting local products and many attractive tourists spot in Chiba! You can enjoy fruits picking in Chiba! Of course, you can enjoy taking a hot spring bath in Chiba. I want to recommend you to go to Kamogawa area. You can stay Kamogawa hotel with good view from windows cause in front of the hotel, ocean view is spreading.

 

How tourist spot is there in Chiba.

・Tokyo Disneyland

・Tokyo Disney sea

 

Those amusement parks came from Disney resort in America.
You can feel as if you become a dweller in wonderland.
You can ride on many attractions whatever you want.
There are some roller coasters and entertainment.
Disney characters entertain and provide service of picture snaps.

Local product in Chiba:

Seven out of ten domestic peanut product is yielded at Chiba.
Those peanuts are naturally dried in cultivation for long time. So, peanut produced in Chiba get consumer’s heart. Cause those product is good taste.
If you are interested in peanuts produced by Chiba, you should try to eat peanut butter and peanut ice-cream and more. There are many foods used peanut. When you visit Chiba, check it out!

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Rina

Hi, I'm Rina. I love to communicate with foreign guests. I like traveling! Please come to Japan especially Kanto region!

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