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"Tsutsuji(azalea) Festival, Higashi-son" Report"!(2016)
post : 2016.08.31 18:00
Tsutsuji festival, Higashi-son is one of the major event on this season(Mar) in Okinawa. 34th Tsutsuji festival was held on Mar 4th to 21st, and flowers are good to enjoy until around 27th. At the starting on Mar 4th, flowers were blooming 10 to 20 percent. On 15th, it was 70 percent. Many people enjoyed even on weekdays.
When is the best timing to see full bloom? It will probably be the last 3 days of the festival. It should be full bloom when I go. Decoration light-up is planned on 19th and 20th. So I went there again to see it!
Live music of artists and eisa are performed at the stage on weekends during the festival. It just costs 300 yen for the entrance fee.
Fantastical stage show when sunset and light-up. Popular musicians such as jimama and Glean Piece were on the stage.
Light-up flowers show different faces from the one in the day time. It shows good mood doesn't?
The flower scent of the azalea spreads more at night.
Light-up flowers by artificial lights to 8pm and lit by the light the moon. Tsutsuji festival end up on 21st, but Higashi-son village people's Tsutsuji-garden opens till 27th to enjoy the flowers.
"Stamp Rally" in ongoing at michi no eki "Sunrise Higashi", local community stores(Takae, Miyagi, and Kawata), Hirugi park, Okinawa Kaguya-hime, and michi no eki Naga, Wansaka Ohura park. Get 5 of 16 kinds of stamps, and you get might be able to win something in a drawing.(drawing day was 25th) Why don't you drive around east coast of Okinawa north area starting from Tsutsuji festival, Higashi-son?
Tsutsuji festival, Higashi-son (Higashi-son village people's Tsutsuji-garden)
Address: 766 Taira, Higashi-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Open: 09:00-18:00, Mar 4th to 21st, 2016Fee: 300yen for adult(free under junior high), 250yen each for larger groups of 20 people
Bungalows! Golf! and Rent a Camping Tent! at Tsutsuji Eco Park.
Okinawa CLIP Photographer/Writer Hiroshi Kuwamura (KUWA)