2017.12.11 (Mon)


Just a little over a year has passed since the 2016 Central Tottori Earthquake hit Yurihama and its surrounding areas. While the number of tarps marking damaged homes and buildings has decreased, repairs are still underway.

In remembrance, a gorgeous cast of local singers from an array of genres are coming together to put on a recovery concert. The concert will include performances by Sara Yanai, Koji Nishimura, Tatsuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichiro Matsushima, and Mari Kohama, with special guest announcer Katoh Appli.コンサート1

Tickets are 1,000円 and are available at Hawai Aloha Hall and all Town Hall locations. All seating is general admission.



2017.12.07 (Thu)




2017.11.29 (Wed)



The 11th annual Yurihama Musical will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Hawai Aloha Hall.

Featuring a mix of local residents including everyone from experienced performers to newcomers to the stage, this year’s musical takes place during Japan’s Nara period and tells the story of Princess Chūjō, whose remains are said to now rest at Daiden Temple on Yurihama’s Mount Kuhon.


Date         Sunday, December 10, 2017 ・平成29年12月10日(日)
Times       Matinee 1:00pm/Evening performance 5:00pm
昼の部 開演13:00 夜の部 開演17:00
Venue      Hawai Aloha Hall
(584 Hawai Nagase, Yurihama, Tohaku, Tottori Prefecture 〒682-0722)
ハワイアロハホール  (鳥取県東伯郡湯梨浜町はわい長瀬584)
Tickets     Adults: 1,000 yen (1,300 yen at the door)   High school students & below: 500 yen
チケット 大人/1000円(当日1300円) 小人/500円(高校生以下) チケット販売所:湯梨浜町役場各庁舎、ハワイアロハホール、倉吉未来中心、とりぎん文化会館


See this blog’s post on the Mt. Kuhon Daiden Temple Ceremony(九品山会式)HERE.



2017.11.21 (Tue)


This year’s Kurayoshi International Festival will be held Sunday, November 26th, from 11am-3pm at the Hoki Shiawase no Sato Center (458 Koda, Kurayoshi).


 With a theme of connection and unity, the Kurayoshi International Festival is meant to promote friendship and exchange across cultures and will include various stage performances, cultural experiences, food booths, as well as displays showcasing the activities of local groups and clubs. This family-friendly event is free to attend, so we hope you stop on by and enjoy the festivities!





2017.11.13 (Mon)


This year’s Yurihama Family Day is set for 11/17,
with the entire week of 11/13-11/19 being designated as Family Week.FamilyDay03

Yurihama’s Family Day is held each year on the third Friday of November with the aim of bringing families closer together, promoting family time, and drawing attention to how family members can help and support each other in household chores and other tasks.

We invite you to take part and focus on communication and connection within your family.


・Focus on Communication
Work on building a strong relationship where everyone feels comfortable opening up and sharing their thoughts, ideas, and experiences with each other.

・Family Meal Time
Meals together are an important way to connect with your family and provide the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together. It may be fun to switch up who cooks the meal as well!

・Rethink Chores and Tasks
Sit down with family members and take another look at who is expected to do what to help out.




2017.11.07 (Tue)


The 3rd Matsuzaki Genki Matsuri will be held at the Yurihama Central Community Center (505 Ryuto, Yurihama) on November 12 from 9:30am until 1pm.

 Come and enjoy various stage events, local food, handmade goods, locally grown vegetables, a flea market, games, pastel art, and more. You will also be able to enjoy a relaxing massage, check your memory, and learn more about disaster prevention and preparedness.



ヒロ中学生訪問 報告

2017.11.01 (Wed)


SisterCityVisit115 junior high school students from Hilo Intermediate School, accompanied by 3 chaperones, visited Yurihama this past October as part of the ongoing Aloha Friendship Sister City Junior High School Students Exchange Program.

Each year, junior high school students take turns visiting and hosting each other as they learn about each other’s culture, daily life, and traditions.

The Hilo students visited the local junior high schools, made their own chopsticks, tried their hand at ground golf, and enjoyed sightseeing and various activities with their host families while forging lifelong friendships and creating unforgettable memories.


SisterCityVisit2Students from Yurihama (the Aloha Mates) are expected to visit Hilo next year to experience Hawaii’s unique culture, beautiful nature, and warm aloha spirit.