June Events Calendar

June may mark the start of rainy season, but is also ume season! Pick some fresh ume and make your own umeshu, ume syrup, umeboshi, or ume jam!
Circle Time!
  • Details: Join us for storybooks, songs and crafts with local kids!
  • When: June 25, 12:30 to 14:30
  • Where: Saga Shoko Building, Saga City
Domain Founder Nabeshima Naoshige and Nipponsha Exhibit
  • When: May 29 to July 29, 9:30 to 16:00, closed Sundays and holidays
  • Where: Chokokan, Saga
  • Cost: 300 yen
Ume Picking at Kagami Shrine
  • When: From when the ume are ready to pick until they are gone (approx. June 1 to 25), 9:00 to 25
  • Where: Kagami Shrine, Karatsu
  • Cost: 500 yen per net bag
Harpsichord Performance
  • When: June 2, 18:15 to 18:45
  • Where: Saga City Cultural Hall
  • If interested, contact: sagakokusai@yahoo.co.jp
16th Nabeshima Houkoukai Foundation Research Findings Presentation to the Public
  • Details: 5 researchers will present their findings on topics related to Saga
  • When: June 3, 14:00 to 16:30
  • Where: Chokokan, Saga
  • Cost: 500 yen
Yobuko Tug-of-War Battle
  • Details: A festival with historic roots. Participation from spectators is allowed!
  • When: Kids tug-of-war: June 3, 13:00, Ceremony: June 4, 12:30, Adults tug-of-war: 13:00
  • Where: June 3: In front of the Yobuko Citizens Center, June 4: 呼子三神社 Shrine (Sorry, I can’t find the reading for it. f(^^;;)
Ume Land
  • Details: Pick ume (500 yen per bag), join in a darts contests, watch a traditional dance performance and more
  • When: June 4, 10:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Mifunegaoka Bairin Ume Orchard, Takeo
  • Link
556ichiba in Honoohaku
  • Details: 130 little shops will be set up with handmade goods.
  • When: June 10 and 11, 10:00 to 14:00
  • Where: Honoo no Kinendo, Arita
33rd Gatalympics
  • Details: A Saga JET tradition. For those that haven’t signed up, come and watch your fellow JETs compete!
  • When: June 11, events start at 13:00
  • Where: Michi-no-eki Kashima, Kashima
Imari Okawachiyama Porcelain Bell Festival
  • Details: Bells will be hung at the town’s many kilns
  • When: Opening ceremony: June 17, 10:00, Bell festival period: July 17 to August 31
  • Where: The Okawachiyama area, Imari
Walk in Warabino
  • Details: Walk around the terraced rice fields and enjoy onigiri made from the rice.
  • When: June 16, 10:00 check-in, 10:30 to 13:30 walking. Register by June 11.
  • Where: At the Warabino Terraced Rice Fields entrance, Ouchi, Karatsu. Parking available.
  • Cost: 1000 yen
  • Link
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