Niseko Resort Sightseeing Association is, for the first time, hosting Niseko Japonica 2017 at the Niseko Soukomura (Niseko Chuo Warehouses)on February 16th to 19th, 2017 from 4pm-9.15pm daily in Niseko Chuo-Soko-Gun.The workshops and entertainment will be provided to visitors to experience Japanese culture and traditions.
There are 6 main booths where you can try a Japanese tea ceremony or "sado", traditional kimonos, origami, Japanese calligraphy or "shodo", and Japanese bamboo flute or "shakuhachi", as well as many more booths to experience authentic Japanese culture.
In corporation with the Iburi General Subprefectural Bureau, the performance of traditional indigenous or "Ainu" dancing and mukkuri (traditional musical instrument) will also be on at the end of the event (February 19th). Cinema Track which will include several different short movies is expected to be there as well.
Event and workshop schedule:
|Tea Ceremony||Daily 4pm-9.15pm||¥500|
|Japanese Festival Stall (cotton candy, candy cutting, shooting gallery and more)||Daily 4pm-9.15pm||¥100-¥300|
|Kimono||Daily (except February 22nd) 4pm-9.15pm||¥5000|
|Shakuhachi (bamboo flute concert/workshop)||February 16th 6pm-8pm||Free|
|Koto (stringed instrument concert/workshop)||February 18th 4pm (concert), 7pm (concert/workshop)||Free|
|Cinema Track||February 19th from 3pm||Free|
On top of that, "Niseko Yuki-Akari-no-Michi" or Niseko Snow Light Path, where around 600 candles light up along the 300m road between JR Niseko Station and Chuo-Soko-Gun is more to enjoy for free.
Event Location: Niseko Chuo Warehouses (3 minutes walk from JR Niseko Station)