Festivals in Gifu
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Casual English Party
A casual English party organised by one of the local bars where everyone can just come together and have a good time chatting to locals and people from around the world! Entry is free for foreigners and alcoholic beverages are available starting at only ¥400!
When: October 5th, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Co-ba, Honmachi 3 chome, Takayama-shi, Hida region
For more information: Talk to a Takayama ALT
Meiji Mura X Ace Attorney (Holmes course):
When: Sunday, October 8th at 9:30 AM (Talk to Josiah W. or see the facebook event for more detilas)
Where: Museum Meiji-Mura
Price: Park admission is ¥1700, and game registration costs an additional ¥1400 for the "Holmes Course,"
DETAILS: Story (translated from the website):
The great author, Natsume Soseki, stands accused of the murder of his ghost writer.
Simply being suspected of having a ghost writer would be terrible, but to be marked with the crime of the murder of said figure, Soseki's good name looks as though it will be forever ruined. With the trial date set for tomorrow, Ryunosuke Naruhodo has resolved to prove his innocence.
At the same time, Holmes has received a commission for a case which has brought him to Meiji Mura. The request reads "I want you to find the proof that it was Natsume Soseki who murdered me."
Yes, the one who sent the commission is presumed to be dead. Holmes has accepted the case and is seeking definitive evidence of Soseki's guilt.
Naruhodo and Holmes will certainly cross paths.
Can Naruhodo prove Soseki's innocence?
Is there a single truth lying at the end of their two separate paths?
Note: The game is all in Japanese, so if you want to practice your Japanese it is a good chance. If you're still early into Japanese studying, the JETs participating will be doing their best to translate, so you can still join!
AJET Oze Ukai event in Seki:
Date: Saturday, October 14th
Where: Chisako Higashiya's house in Seki City – (we won’t be posting the address, but AJET will send you a message with the address if you're attending)
-12 minutes on foot from Seki Station (Nagaragawa line)
-5 minutes on foot from Fukuno (Gifu bus)
-5 minutes on foot from Kosoku Seki (highway bus)
-Parking available at the Geo down the street
DETAILS: Want to watch ukai, the cormorant fishing that Gifu Prefecture is famous for? Gifu AJET will be heading to Seki City, to watch the traditional fishing using birds to catch the fish. Ukai in Seki is less famous than ukai in Gifu, and due to this it provides a different and enchanting experience, really making you feel like you’ve been taken back 1,000 years to when the practice began. We’ll be making Japanese lunch boxes at the wonderful Chisako’s house beforehand, and taking them with us to enjoy on the boat.
Date: Friday, October 20th
Time: meet at 18:30 at Gifu Station, and then we will walk over together.
RSVP by October 12th (via Facebook or an AJET Officer)
Where: Hana No Mai in Gifu City
Price: 3800￥ (Please pay at SDC) for an 8-dish course, plus all-you-can-eat edamame and fries, and a nomihodai.
Who: JETs and any JTEs attending SDC are welcome!
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