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Kawauchi

Full Moon Festival in Japan!

Held between August 2 and 8 in a Japanese Hippie Commune (since 1970's)

Full Moon Festival in Japan!
Full Moon Festival in Japan!

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2023, 2:00 PM GMT+9 – Aug 08, 2023, 10:00 PM GMT+9

Kawauchi, Baku-502 Shimokawauchi, Kawauchi, Futaba District, Fukushima 979-1202, Japan

About the event

The annual festival which intends to promote world peace through music, art and community living began in mid 1970's and it is going strong.  It's a 7-day festival with a camping ground in a country side of Fukushima. There will be drum circles on the 3rd and the 6th of August facilitated by Kumi Masunaga from Drum Jam Hong Kong.  Beside that, internationally well-known names including GOCOO, Yohei Miyake (Inushiki), Dachambo and many other local bands/artists will be performing on Main Stage. There will be more live music on the Riverside Stage and workshops throughout the festival period. 

Tickets: 

- Early-bird ticket (7-day pass): 6,000 yen – The sales ends on July 18th. Quota is 200.

- Standard ticket at Door (7-day pass): 9,000 yen – Pay at the door.

- The last-day ticket (1-day pass): 4,000 yen – This single-day ticket can be purchased and used on August 7th only.

- FREE entry for everyone - Post-Fes Celebration Day on August 8th.

- FREE entry for children up to high school students (for entire festival)

- FREE entry for Kawauchi Village residents (for entire festival)

See the Festival's website for more info and tickets. 

(Scroll down for English or translate the website by Google)

https://www.bakugen.org/mangetsu_fes/

See the Facebook event page for updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/140594995681376

For inquiry, contact Mr Yuuki at +81 80 4682 0101 (Phone). 

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We've put the info in English for you. 

Full Moon Festival

〜Festival of Drums and Spirits〜

The opposite of war is a festival. If we want world peace, let's have a festival.

Feel the rhythm of life from the forests, rivers, birds and insects. 

Let’s dance, drum and sing together and share the joy of living in harmony.

Let's celebrate the full moon together, with drumming and dancing!

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[Festival info]

Dates: August 2nd (Wed) through 8th (Tue), 2023

Venue: Bakugenjin Village

Address: 502 Shimokawauchi Tapir, Kawauchi Village, Futaba-gun, Fukushima Prefecture

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/HhkxUqFFSA9Yr5Ju9

Access: https://shorturl.at/fqN26

Inquiry: Yuuki Tel. +81 8046820101  FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/140594995681376

Bakugenjin Village website: https://www.bakugen.org/  You can translate the website by Google Translate (https://translate.google.com/  Click “Website”. Copy and paste the URL)

[Schedule] - August 2nd evening 6 pm to Aug 3rd morning 9 am: Psychedelic all-night ‘pre-opening’ dance party

- August 3rd at 12 noon: The Festival officially begins with an invocation, prayer and open drum circle.

- August 3 to 7: Full program of live music (all genres), dance, poetry and other performances

- August 7th at night, the Festival officially ends.

- August 8th is the Post-Festival Celebration Day when you may have a chance to express yourself in the Open Mic held on the floating stage.    (The dance party on the 2nd is organized by Miya Pro and Hayato Ryugu and the main festival (Aug 3-7) is organized by Yuuki.)

[Tickets] - Early-bird ticket (7-day pass): 6,000 yen – The early-bird ticket quota is 200 and the sales ends on July 18th or when the quota gets full.

- Standard ticket at Door (7-day pass): 9,000 yen – Pay at the door.

- The last-day ticket (1-day pass): 4,000 yen – This single-day ticket can be purchased and used on August 7th only.

- FREE entry for everyone - Post-Fes Celebration Day on August 8th.

- FREE entry for children up to high school students (for entire festival)

- FREE entry for Kawauchi Village residents (for entire festival)

[How to buy Early-bird tickets] To get the Early-bird ticket (6,000 yen), please send the money to our Japan PostBank account on or before July 18th. (See below for the bank details) Please do NOT send money after July 18th. If you do, the money will be void and we will not refund it.

IMPORTANT:

You must have a print-out payment proof, an ATM transaction slip or a screenshot of the transaction record. They must include your name (important!) and says that the transaction is completed. Show the transaction record (hard or soft copy) together with your ID to our reception staff to enter the festival. So, keep it somewhere safe until the festival day!

At the festival entrance, we will check your payment proof with your name printed/indicated and your ID. Be sure to bring your ID. If we cannot confirm both, you’ll need to purchase the Standard ticket again. :(

How to send the money (for Early-bird ticket only)

Option 1:

From your Yucho (Japan Post Bank) account to our Yucho account

Symbol: 18220

Number: 36989511

Name: Jikyuji Tekisei Katsumachibun Alterna   Option 2:

From your bank in Japan that is other than Yucho Bank name: Yucho Bank Bank code: 9900 Branch code: 828  Account type: Saving account Branch name: 八二八 (“Hachi-Ni-Hachi”) branch  Account number: Number: 36989511  Account name: Name: Jikyuji Tekisei Katsumachibun Alterna

Notes:

1. We are sorry that we are not accepting money sent from overseas at this moment. Please buy Standard ticket by cash when you arrive at the festival.

2. In any circumstance, no cancelation or refund will be made for the Early-bird tickets once purchased.

3. Please make sure to write/type the name of the representative on the ATM screen and send the money.

4. If you want to purchase multiple tickets but you and your people cannot arrive at the same time to the festival, please tell us your name at the reception.

[How to buy Standard tickets]

For the Standard ticket (9,000 yen), please pay at the door on the festival day.

If you have any questions, please call +81 8046820101 Yuuki. Thank you.

[Camping]

FREE. Bring your own tent and other things you need for camping.

[Parking]

Car park is available. Pay 1,000 yen when you arrive at the venue. No parking charge for motor bikes.

[Stalls]

Stallholders are welcome to sell their products and services (i.e., food, clothes, massage, etc.)

No stallholder fees.

[Workshops]

Workshop leaders are welcome to offer workshops (indoor and outdoor spaces available for useon first-come, first-serve basis).

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STORY

Bakugenjin Village is a Japanese hippie commune that has been around since the 1960’s. The Full Moon Festival has been held every summer since the 1970s. The organizer Maasai who has co-built the village, has handed the organizer role to the next generation, Yuuki and Ume.    Let’s celebrate and connect, and create a wonderful world together!

About the location

Bakugenjin Village is located in Kawauchi Village, Fukushima Prefecture. It about 3.5-hour drive from Tokyo, and about an hour drive from Sendai and Iwaki.

Pease note that the access road from the R399 turn-off to the festival site is very rough and narrow. It takes about 15 minutes. Please take the utmost care and drive slowly!

See ACCESS page for details. https://shorturl.at/uBCV8

In the mid-1960s, a group of young drop-outs gathered in search of an utopia when counterculture such as beatniks and hippie movement was starting to happen in Japan too. With no electricity, gas, or running water, they started building a village from scratch and living in self-sufficient ways. (History of Bakugenjin Village: https://shorturl.at/rtyC6

Currently, the only residents are the Maasai family who manage the Village, and their neighbors, however many people from all over the country as well as overseas come for the festival and other events held there.    Come and experience the Japanese hippie commune where electricity is generated by solar panels and water is supplied from rivers and underground water. It’s an off-grid village where you can take a break from internet. There is no cell phone signal.

There is a big river flowing, and great nature surrounds everything here.

We think it's a place where you can really feel freedom.

We will be campingin the great outdoors so please bring your own tent and other necessary items.

August 2 (Wednesday) 18:00 start

Psychedelic All Night Dance Party 

Ends at 09:00 on Thursday, August 3

DJs

Jikoohha

caramel man

Kunizaemon

Yuichiro

Masami

sage animal minimal

kgee

kojiro

ak2

FU-JIN

Garcia

YUJI

RYU-GUU

Full Moon Festival

〜Festival of Drums and Spirits〜

The Main Festival

August 3, 12:00 nn through the night of August 7th

Main stage performers

◉ Dog ceremony (Yohei Miyake)

◉Dachambo

◉BAMBOO TANBOURIN

◉Gocoo Barrierage

◉ Chiku Kotobuki ware

◉digda

◉john nakayama trio

◉Crystal Nada

◉Dodoitz

◉ Jun Nam

◉Yumeo Nakamura

◉ Concave

◉ PAPA U-Gee with SEIMA,Chuji

◉Bongers

◉ Kataken SESSION BAND

◉Chida Genjin

◉02 with MONKY

◉No.9 Orchestra

◉slowbase

◉ Oblivion

◉San-Bholenath

◉Ascension Please

◉Nobuhiko Naruse

◉Fumiaki Shoji

◉piku

◉Magical lizzy band

◉ Madros of the Moon

◉ Toorkova palm

◉Bonfire shop

◉Brocosamba Beleza Danatureza

◉Ben Murakami

◉ Sacred True Heaven and Earth People

◉ Masai Band

◉ Bend Moon

◉Uzu

◉Ari Road Band

◉Kitazawa Gumi

◉Tallow

◉Kimiko Wakamatsu

◉aka-jam

◉Bebehiro

◉ Marurizu Ruapkashi Upopo

◉ Rainbow Bird Band

◉ New magnets

◉Tam&The Tropics

Floating Stage 

◉ Bondevin

◉Nater

◉Kirtan Shimae

◉Miri

◉joker777 & NoB

◉ Kajita If

VJ

◉Sadayoshi Sukekawa

◉ Laser Thin

PA

◉Good Sounds Japan

◉Opening Ceremony

Drum Circle 

Kumi Masunaga from Hong Kong

Ascension Please

◉ Mara Hito Shinto Ritual

Mara-sama's mikoshi bearer

Sacred True Heaven and Earth Man

◉ Spirit Ceremony

Drum and Spirit Ceremony

Masai

◉ Kids Dance Ceremony

Dance ceremony by the children of the lion

Sayaka

Samba Corps Parade 

Brocosamba Beleza Danatureza

Sports Day 

◉ Lympics

Child tug-of-war, candy eating, bread eating, etc.

Poetry Reading

◉Shinnosuke Shinno

Whimsical MC

◉Sacchan

Inquiry: Yuuki Tel. +81 8046820101  FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/140594995681376

Bakugenjin Village website: https://www.bakugen.org/ 

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