Kanna Dam Festival is postponed

Woodworking class teaches how to make things using wood and simple tools.

Woodworking class teaches how to make things using wood and simple tools.

 

Kanna Dam Festival is postponed due to tyhoon Halola. The new date will be announced in the next few days.

The 22nd Kanna Dam Festival aims to provide visitors an opportunity to try their own hand in various tasks from rubber slipper making and woodworking to riding a Segway and paddling a canoe on the dam.

Splashing pool is a favorite of kids of all ages to cool down.

Splashing pool is a favorite of kids of all ages to cool down.

The one-day festival takes place on Sunday, Jul. 26th at Kanna Dam Park that is located in Ginoza (https://goo.gl/maps/xaBQi) The festival runs 10 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. and admission to the festival grounds is free. Some of the hands-on experiences cost a fee from ¥500 to ¥1,000 each to cover the expenses, while there are also free experience=based booths.

Organizers of the festival aim to offer people an opportunity to interact with the forest and pond in order to foster better understanding of the importance of the forest, dams, and rivers. The event offers plenty to enjoy for both children and adults alike.

The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band from Camp Hansen is scheduled to perform at the festival for the first time in three years. There’s also a haarii race at the end of the day starting at 3 p.m.

The dam is an excellent place for leisurely canoeing for a nominal fee of ¥500 during the festival.

The dam is an excellent place for leisurely canoeing for a nominal fee of ¥500 during the festival.

Event schedule;

10:00~ opening ceremony
10:40~ Marine Expeditionary Force Band performance
10:00~ variety kinds of experience-based or hands-on activities
15:00~ 17:00 Haarii race

Experience-based programs (10:00~17:00);

Ginoza Village mascot Giino-kun will be ready to pose with kids and entertain.

Ginoza Village mascot Giino-kun will be ready to pose with kids and entertain.

#1.Canoe riding / 10:30~14:30 / ¥500 / first 300 pairs for two-seat boats, first 100 groups of three people /

#2. Rubber slipper carving experience / ¥1,000

#3. Rainbow loom making / ¥400 yen

#4. Ribbon strap making / ¥1,000

#5. Sun catcher making / ¥600

#6. Woodworking class / ¥500

#7. Kanna Dam exploring tour / free

#8. Playground / ¥300~600

#9. Segway riding experience / ¥500

There are more free experience-based booths.