Kutchan Jaga Matsuri 2012

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The yearly Kutchan Jaga Matsuri (Kutchan Potato Festival) will be held on the 4th and 5th of August 2012 on Kutchan main street in front of the station.

Join the locals to enjoy a traditional Japanese festival complete with Taiko drumming, food and drink stands, performances, ... and a fireworks display to top it off.

Festival Schedule:

Saturday, 4th of August
11.00am - 1.00pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Official opening of the festival with marching bands parading the street.
1.00pm - 3.00pm
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Taiko drumming near Hokuyo Bank.
1.30pm - 2.00pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Dance performance by local kids on Stage 2.
2.00pm - 2.30pmPresentation of the traditional snowman.
2.00pm - 3.00pmDance performance by students of the Kabayama school on Stage 2.
2.00pm - 5.00pmSkateboard challenge.
3.00pm - 3.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Presentation of the festival fan design contest winners on Stage 1.
3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Potato picking.
4.00pm - 4.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Dance performance on Stage 2.
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Street performance in front of Stage 1.
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Traditional festival moving dance.
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Float parade.

Sunday, 5th of August
9.40am - Hanazono Hill ClimbOpening ceremony on Stage 1.
10.00am - Hanazono Hill ClimbStart of the race.
10.30am - 11.00amLet’s play with the town mascot.
11.00am - 12.00pmTricycle relay race.
12.00pm - 1.00pm
5.00pm - 6.00pm

Kutchan Potato Festival
Street performance near Stage 1.
12.30pm - 1.30pm
4.00pm - 5.00pm
Potato picking game.
1.00pm - 1.30pmJumbo potato rolling game.
1.00pm - 2.00pmPerformance by high school students on Stage 1.
1.00pm - 1.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Dance performance by local kids on Stage 2.
1.30pm - 3.00pmHanazono HIll Climb ceremony on Stage 2.
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Festival special event.
2.30pm - 5.00pmSkateboard challenge.
4.30pm - 5.00pmDance performance on Stage 1.
6.00pm - 6.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Traditional street parade.
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Traditional festival dancing parade.
7.30pm - 8.00pm
Kutchan Potato Festival
Fireworks display.

Kutchan Jaga Matsuri 2012