2013 Ibaraki Festival

Date: July 20th, 9:30am – 8:30pm

Location: Hitachi Seaside Park (near the Water Stage)

This festival combines food, fireworks, and fantastic performances to help promote Ibaraki’s earthquake recovery efforts and engagement within both the local and international communities.

The main stage features the Ibaraki Gourmet Festival, with dozens of popular brands and local delicacies for sale. In addition, Ibaraki’s famous produce is also up for grabs, including the nation’s largest harvest of melons!

While you’re feasting on these tasty offerings you can enjoy the original sounds of the Teens Rock Asia 2013 stage, where carefully selected youth bands from Japan, China, and Korea will be competing to be this year’s winner. This could be your chance to get to know an up and coming artist before they make it big!

And a summer festival isn’t complete without some spectacular fireworks, which is why Nomura Fireworks, Japan’s best, will be providing Ibaraki prefecture’s biggest fireworks show of the summer! There will also be performances by Generations (Exile Tribe), Miz, and Breathe, and Nakagawa Shoko will be making an appearance as well.

For kids the ever popular Dino-ranger Electro-Beast Squad will be on hand (think Power Rangers 2013) and there will be free performances from various kids’ dance groups (with a focus on hip hop).

This is an event you won’t want to miss, make sure to buy your tickets before they sell out!

Tickets are available from the Ibaraki Prefectural Government or through Lawson (ticket code 32300). Arena – 5000yen, S – 4000yen, Fireworks – 2500yen, Fireworks (children 6-12) – 1000yen (it may not be possible to see the stage with fireworks seating).

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