Summer Festivals

Summer Festivals

Summer in Niigata is awash with hundreds of festivals all over the prefecture.   For new JETs these are a great way to experience  the very heart of your communities and this amazing prefecture before you have to knuckle down into the teaching role. Below is information on some if the events that may be happening near you.         Murami , Shibata Serpent Matsuri August 24th  ( Mini snake carried by local children) August 25th  ( Fireworks) August 26th  (Giant Snake!!) A festival connected with a local legend about a man who fought a giant snake. On Sunday 26th  Read more »

Calling all Artists: Musical Poster Competition

Calling all Artists: Musical Poster Competition

Would you like to be involved in this year’s musical? How about helping us raise interest and money for charity? We‘re looking for people who are willing to volunteer poster designs for this year’s musical poster: The Three Musketeers! Your ideas need to be created for use on flyers and larger posters and will need space for information about the musical venue, times, etc. Feel free to use our wonderful past posters as an example! Design ideas can be sent to us in any format (a phone photo of pencil on paper is fine!) But the finished format will need Read more »