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グラウンドゴルフ国際大会YURIHAMA2017

2017.06.07 (Wed)

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Venue:         Shiokaze no Oka Tomari
1313 Tomari, Yurihama-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori-ken

Registration Deadline: GGPR3
Registration Fee: 1,000 yen per person
(Special price for exchange students and foreigners living in Japan! Includes lunch for both days and commemorative goods)

Other:

  1. Free shuttle bus service available from Tottori Station, Central Tottori General Office (in front of TPIEF’s Kurayoshi office), or Yonago Station.
  2. Rental clubs and balls will be available for use at no extra charge.
  3. Gameplay will follow the rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
  4. The event will still be held in the event of rain; however, the event is subject to change in the event of severe weather.
  5. There will be an optional welcome reception held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, before the tournament begins. This is free for all participants to attend.

Learn more here!GGPR4

Inquiries & Applications:

International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1
E-mail: groundgolf@yurihama.jp               TEL: 0858-35-5368
– OR –
Yurihama Coordinator for International Relations – Julianna Keleher
E-mail: juliannak@yurihama.jp           TEL: 0858-35-5311

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日本ハワイGG協会

2017.05.24 (Wed)

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GG2In March 2017, small delegation from Yurihama met with a representative from the Japan-Hawaii Ground Golf Association, based in Honolulu (Oahu, HI). The groups discussed the future of ground golf and how to further promote the game, especially internationally. As the home of ground golf, Yurihama was excited to hear that the health, social, and recreational benefits were being enjoyed in Hawaii as well.

Mayor Miyawaki also promoted this year’s Yurihama International Ground Golf Open, to be held October 20-21, 2017, at Yurihama’s dedicated ground golf course Shiokaze no Oka Tomari, as well as the 2021 Kansai World Masters Games.

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英会話Reminder

2017.05.04 (Thu)

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平成29年度の英会話教室の受講生へのお知らせ

 For those participating in this year’s Yurihama English Conversation Class, this is just a reminder that the first class of the spring term will be held next Tuesday (May 9) at the Hawai Community Center.

See you there!

 

前期の第1回教室は5月9日(火)に行いますので、
筆記用具を忘れずにご出席をよろしくお願いします!☆

日時: 5月9日(火)
小学生クラス 午後7時~午後7時40分
一般クラス 午後7時50分~午後9時

場所: 湯梨浜町中央公民館羽合分館 多目的室
【湯梨浜町はわい長瀬584】

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伯耆国羽衣天女伝説 

2017.02.01 (Wed)

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Winner of the 40th Tottori Prefecture Cultural Publication Award (sponsored by the New Nihonkai Shimbun Company in cooperation with the Tottori Printing Industry Association), The Hōki Province’s Legend of the Celestial Maiden’s Heavenly Robes (伯耆国羽衣天女伝説) both tells and discusses the local legend of a celestial maiden said to have descended atop Yurihama’s Mt. Ueshi, where her heavenly robes were stolen (and thus preventing her from returning home), and later ascending back to the heavens beyond Kurayoshi’s Mt. Utsubuki, where her children played their flute and drum in hopes their mother would return.

Mr. Tohru Notsu presents the story in context of the area, including beautiful and striking images of the spots where the events were said to take place, and compares the local legend to similar stories found throughout Japan.

Readings are included for the more difficult kanji that appear in the book and while the book is rather academic, it was written with the general public in mind in an easy-to-understand manner, making it very accessible for non-native Japanese speakers and learners. It is a recommended read for those interested in Japanese myths, legends, culture and history!!celestial-maiden-robes2

If you are interested, The Hōki Province’s Legend of the Celestial Maiden’s Heavenly Robes is available through the
Continuing Education and Human Rights Promotion Division
(生涯学習・人権推進課 TEL: 0858-35-5368) at the Yurihama town hall for 2,000 yen (tax incl.)!

 

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Evacuation Shelters and Earthquake Update

2016.10.21 (Fri)

Yurihama experienced a magnitude 6 (a little under 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale) earthquake at 2:07pm on 21 October 2016. There was no tsunami warning issued.

There are currently 4 evacuation shelters set up throughout the town for those who wish to use those facilities. Please see the table below for further information.

If you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please contact the Yurihama Town Office at 35-3111.

As the aftershocks continue, take care and please be safe.

 

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Friendship Blossoms- Dogwood Initiative Update

2016.05.26 (Thu)

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A little over a year has passed since the 67 dogwood trees were planted in Yurihama as paBlossomsrt of the US-Japan Friendship Blossoms Dogwood Initiative in April of 2015. The sapling trees, which were planted in 5 locations around the perimeter of Lake Tōgō, have been growing strong in Yurihama’s relatively mild climate.

Meant to symbolize the lasting and ever-strengthening bond between Japan and the US, the trees blossomed beautifully this spring, offering hopeful tidings of the future and continued international exchange and friendship.

Although the blossoms are no longer in full bloom, I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the dogwood trees along with the beauty of the surrounding nature and scenic backdrop of Lake Tōgō!♪

 

See the original post on Yurihama’s participation in the US-Japan Friendship Blossoms Dogwood Initiative here.

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平成27年4月に日米友好の木・ハナミズキイニシアチブの一環として湯梨浜町に67本のハナミズキの木を植樹しHanamizuki Plaqueてから約1年間が経ち、東郷湖の周辺の5ヵ所で植えた苗木が湯梨浜町の比較的な温暖な気候でどんどん成長しています☆

今年の春、これからの国際交流と友好への希望にあふれているように見えて、アメリカと日本との継続的で親密になっている絆を象徴するハナミズキの木の花がとても美しく咲きました。

もう開花時期が終わりましたが、周囲の大自然や東郷湖とともにハナミズキを楽しんでいただければ嬉しいですね♪

 

去年の日米友好の木・ハナミズキイニシアチブについてのポストはこちらからどうぞ!