MOSHI MOSHI Pick-Up Spot:Heroic Japanese drums in the night of Noto, Wajima!Ishikawa Prefecture, Wajima onsenkyo

27.September.2016 | FEATURES / MUSIC / SPOT

Goshinjo-daiko Free Concert

Heroic Japanese drums in the night of Noto, Wajima

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Goshinjo-daiko are traditional, heroic Japanese drums. In 1576, Uesugi Kenshin, a military commander from Echigo area, and his warriors invaded Okunoto area. The villagers in Nafune village bravely fought against them using farming implements such as sickles and hoes, but they lost. This drum performance is based on a historic fact that has been told by old patriarchs in this area. The story is about villagers who hit drums in the pitch-black while making a counterattack on the Uesugi clan wearing masks which were made of tree bark, and wigs which were made with seaweed. When wearing the masks, they called themselves “Goshinjo,” and this traditional culture is still inherited today. The wild drum beats make the ground shake and make audiences excited.

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Gojin-daiko is going to be played at Wajima-Kiriko Hall, Motenashi plaza in Wajima Onsen-kyo from the end of April to the beginning of November. Their performance is made up of three-stages called “Jo-Ha-Kyu” which means slowly at first, gradually fast and then very fast at the end.  We hope you enjoy the heroic Japanese drums in the night of Noto.

■Information

Event schedule:04/29/16 to 11/06/16 on Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and during summer breaks

http://wajimaonsen.com/resources/site/3/20160216173249.pdf

Time schedule:20:30〜20:50

Place:Wajima Kiriko Hall, Motenashi plaza

Access:From Kanazawa to Wajima, it takes 2 hours on Hokuriku Highway bus

Phone:Wajima Kiriko Hall ☎︎0768-22-7100 

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    ▶︎Junigataki Waterfalls

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    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

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    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

    The plan that they are going to sell offers the experience of enjoying the view/forest of Kakusen Valley, Kaga Area’s delicious foods and hot springs. This hot spring is known to be effective for relieving stress and healing illnesses.

     

    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

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    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

    吉祥TOUJI 温泉

    Persons who are interested in this plan must visit Kissho TOUJI since you can obtain an onsen textbook from the onsen sommeliers.

     

     

    ■Information

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    Address: Kissho Yamanaka, 14-3, 1st avenue, Higashimachi, Yamanaka Onsen, Kagashi, Ishikawa Prefecture
    Date: 2018/04/01 (Sat.) to 09/30 (Sat.)
    Price: One day ticket that comes with dinner and breakfast / 21,000 yen ~ (two persons – one room) ※the price differs depending on season. ※tax/service fees and hot spring fee (150 yen) are not included, additional fee (5,000 yen) must be paid when staying at the accommodation before a holiday. ※one person – one room ticket is available.
    Meal: Dinner – tea ceremony dishes of Kaga Noto Area at “Benihana,” breakfast – Japanese dishes or teppan breakfast
    TEL:0761-78-5656
    Website:http://kissho-yamanaka.com/

     

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    プロジェクションマッピング「金箔総合ミュージアム 箔巧館」
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     体感型金箔ミュージアム
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     金箔専門ショップ
     金箔専門ショップはくいちカフェ
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    「金箔総合ミュージアム 箔巧館」
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    And “Sozo Kogei,” a gallery which was opened last winter.
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