Posts Tagged ‘history’


WTC鳥取大会・湯梨浜天女ウォーク 報告

2016.11.29 (Tue)


On 16 October 2016, Yurihama hosted the 3rd annual Yurihama Celestial Maiden Walk (天女ウォーク) in conjunction with the 6th annual World Trails Conference held in the Tottori Prefecture of Japan. There were 3 different courses available, including the 4km Laid-Back & Lively Walk (らくらく&わんぱくウォーク) especially for families and young children, the 5km Lake Togo & Retro Streetscape Course (東郷湖とレトロな街並みウォーク) for those wanting a comfortable and celestial-maiden-walk-2refreshing walk, and the 18km Lake Togo & Mt. Uma Walk (東郷湖と馬ノ山を巡る道ウォーク) for those looking for a challenge and the chance to really experience the history and natural beauty of Yurihama. In total, there were approximately 870 walkers who participated, with an additional 40 who took part in a special tour course held the day before.

The departure ceremonies were kicked off with a hula performance by local hula group Friendship Hawaii as well as remarks by Mayor Masamichi Miyawaki. Those participating in the 4km and 5km walks were treated to a special appearance by Olympic gold medalist Mr. Kenji Ogiwara (who also joined in as a guest walker), governor of Tottori Prefecture Mr. Shinji Hirai, and Japanese actress Ms. Miori Takimoto.


There were pear-tasting stations, a ground golf hole-in-one game, and various shops and vendors set up as well, creating a fun and festive atmosphere. Participants were invited to try shijimi clam miso soup, made using the large shijimi clams from Lake Togo, ogre-shaped sweets made by the Oniyome Demon Bride Association, and much, much more!



Thank you to everyone for coming out! Although the walking festival is over, we invite you to come by anytime and enjoy walking the beautiful trails here in Yurihama before soaking your feet in one of Yurihama’s 7 onsen hot springs footbaths found around Lake Togo♪




湯梨浜町民ミュージカル・Yurihama Musical

2016.11.21 (Mon)



The Yurihama Musical is welcoming its 10th year of celebrating the area’s legends and traditions through the productions put on by talented local performers and supporting staff. Congratulations to everyone who has dedicated their time and energy to this project.

This year’s musical, directed by Mr. Takayasu Onoue of the Gekisou Seisha OHKUS company, tells the story of 3 girls who visit Yurihama’s Shitori Shrine and find themselves pulled into the adventure of a lifetime- pulling together historical sites and artifacts with mythological figures and stories for an intriguing and riveting production.



Date         Sunday, December 11, 2016

Times       Matinee 1:00pm          Evening performance 5:00pm

Venue     Hawai Aloha Hall
(584 Hawai-Nagase, Yurihama, Tohaku, Tottori Prefecture 〒682-0722)

Tickets     Adults: 1,000 yen (1,300 yen at the door)

High school students & below: 500 yen

Tickets are available for sale at the Yurihama Town Office Planning Division (2F), Hawai Aloha Hall, Kurayoshi Mirai Chushin event hall, and the Tottori Prefecture Citizens Culture Hall.


日時        平成28年12月11日(日) 昼の部 開演13:00 夜の部 開演17:00

会場        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)

チケット 大人/1000円(当日1300円)               小人/500円(高校生以下)



Come and enjoy a production full of fantasy, adventure, and excitement!



♪。:・はわい音頭 ・ Hawai Ondo・:。♪

2015.12.21 (Mon)


The Hawai Ondo was composed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the former town of Hawai. Written by Miyuki Ishimoto, ­­composed by Shosuke Ichikawa, and performed by Harumi Miyako, this workman’s march is the product of a talented team and is accompanied by an easy-to-learn dance that is enjoyed by people of all ages.



Ryuzo Morioka・森岡柳蔵

2014.09.17 (Wed)

Ryuzo Morioka was an artist born in Matsuzaki, Yurihama, in 1878. He moved to Tokyo in 1898 and was apprenticed to Seiki Kuroda before attending the Tokyo School of Fine Art (now the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music). Morioka later studied abroad in France, where he reproduced one of Leonardo Da Vinci`s works and donated it to the National Museum in Tokyo. His hand-drawn designs adorn postcards and were featured in pamphlets celebrating the opening of Yurihama`s Suimeiso Hotel.




Hashizu Ancient Tombs 橋津古墳群

2014.02.24 (Mon)

Hashizu burial

Dotted around Uma no Yama (Horse Mountain) are 24 ancient burial mounds, commonly called “The Uma no Yama Burial Mounds”. Among these burial mounds stands the Fourth Mound, which is the oldest and largest in the San-in region. The Fourth Mound is among a group of fourteen which have been designated as national historical landmarks.



Bungoro Osaki 尾崎文五郎 (おさき ぶんごろう)

2014.02.17 (Mon)

Bungoro Osaki was a founder of the Soukeisha business, established in 1881. At the time, Soukeisha was the prefecture’s only human welfare association, a group dedicated to providing services rather than making profits. Osaki was also credited with building and providing a storehouse for disaster preparation for Uno village.