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2018/05/11 TIA Mobile Information Service
■ 3rd Ikiiki Night
This is a food event with the theme of “drinking,” “eating,” and “having fun.” A number of famous restaurants will have booths.
Date/time: May 12 (Sat) 3:00PM – 9:00PM
Venue: Kaminokawa-machi Ikiiki Plaza Tamokuteki Hiroba (127-1 Kamigamo, Kaminokawa Town)
(Train) From JR Utsunomiya Line Ishibashi Station take the Kanto Bus for Mokashako, get off at the “Minemachi” bus stop, and walk 7 minutes
(Car) Get off at the Kita Kanto Expressway Utsunomiya Kaminokawa IC and drive south for 15 minutes on National Highway Route 4
Inquiries: Kaminokawa Town Chamber of Commerce Commercial Division
■ Oyama Field Art 2018
Fields are set up as large canvases and brightly colored ears of rice are used to create pictures on the paddy fields, making “field art.” This year is the 8th year of this event, and four works of art will be created at 4 venues in Oyama City. Volunteers are presently being requested to help plant the rice.
May 26 (Sat) Mita Venue (in Shimada, Oyama City)
May 27 (Sun) Watarase Yusuichi Venue (75 Oyama City)
June 2 (Sat) Mamada Venue (1958-1 Mamada, Oyama City)
June 3 (Sun) Kinu Venue (1409 Yana, Oyama City)
※Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM at all locations (will take place rain or shine)
Mita Venue (Keisuke Honda, Tochigi Golden Braves baseball player)
Watarase Venue (Hello Kitty)
Mamada Venue (Yowamushi Pedal)
Kinu Venue (Atom & Leo)
※PDF reference: http://tia21.or.jp/content/files/other/tanboart2018.pdf
Transportation: Get off at JR Utsunomiya Line & Ryomo Line Oyama Station. There is a shuttle bus from the west exit of Oyama Station to each venue. (Reservation necessary)
Participation fee: 1,000 yen (includes a light meal and insurance)
Max participants: 200 people at each venue (first come basis)
Registration period: Up to 3 days before the event for each venue
Inquiries: Oyama Field Art Executive Committee (Rural Maintenance Division, Oyama City Hall) TEL: 0285-22-9262
■ An outbreak of the measles
In Okinawa Prefecture there is an outbreak of the measles, and the number of infected people is increasing. The characteristics of this kind of measles are that in addition to a fever, symptoms include a cough, runny nose, bloodshot eyes, and a rash. It is said that it has ten times the infectious capacity of the flu, and many people between the ages of 10 – 29 have become infected. People planning to travel in the direction of Okinawa are advised to check their vaccination record. If you have had a vaccine twice you can travel without any problems. For detailed information, please refer to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases’ or Okinawa Prefecture’s websites listed below.
National Institute of Infectious Diseases’ website:
Okinawa Prefecture website:
Caution advisory for persons travelling or going on business trips to Okinawa Prefecture: