Moomin Monogatari Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, President: Motoki Watanabe, hereinafter Moomin Monogatari) will be in abundant nature during the period from June 6 (Sat) to July 22 (Sun). We will hold the event "metsä Midsummer 7" to commemorate the 7th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland at "metsä", a laid-back and comfortable place like in Northern Europe.
Åland is an island located between Finland and Sweden, and although the country is Finland, it is a unique place that combines the culture of both countries where Swedish is the official language and autonomy is recognized and its own culture. It is also a place in Japan where the enactment was received in 1921 by Inzo Nitobe, who was then Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Nations, under the “Nitoto Decision”. To commemorate the 2019th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Finland in 100, "metsä" offers an original midsummer event that combines Åland-style summer solstice with Japanese Tanabata. During the period, the symbol of the summer solstice, “Maypole,” will appear at Nordic Square in the “metsä Village”. You can decorate this "Maypole" by writing a wish on a strip of Japanese traditional Tanabata wishes. In addition, workshops for making corollas and traditional dance parties with live performances of traditional musical instruments will be held on weekends only. "Moominvalley Park" sells Moomin plush toys and merchandise with corolla, based on the story of the summer solstice that also appears in the original "Moominvalley's Summer Festival". At the entrance of "Emma's shop" adjacent to "Emma's theatre", a chandelier inspired by the summer solstice is displayed. Enjoy the Åland-style summer solstice and the Japanese Star Festival at "metsä Midsummer".
■"Midsät midsummer 2019"
Date: June 2019nd (Sat) -July 6th (Sun), 22
Event Details URL:https://metsa-hanno.com/event/2450/
Supported by: Finnish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Tourism and Culture Center
○ Main event contents
<Maypole and Tanabata's Wish Card (wish upon request strip)>
© Visit Åland / Tiina Tahvanainen © Visit Åland
At the Nordic summer solstice festival, you will enjoy dancing around the Maypole decorated with flowers. At the "metsä Village", a limited number of short strips are available to write your wishes by combining traditional Åland Maypoles with colorful paper decorations with Japanese Tanabata. Please write your wishes and decorate it with Maypole.
Maypole setting place: Nordic square (participation free, first-come-first-served basis)
*Wish cards are distributed at the metsä hall.
Opening hours: 10: 00-19: 00
※ The image is an exhibition image.
<Workshop making a crown>
Limited to 3 days! Corolla making workshop! In recent years, we will hold a very popular corolla workshop at summer festivals etc.
Wear only one hand-made corolla in the world and visit the summer solstice dance party at "metsä village" or "Moomin valley Park".
Place: Nordic Square special tent
Participation fee: Paper flower mix 2,000 (tax included) / Preserved flower mix 3,000 (tax included)
Holding time: 10: 00-17: 00 (last reception: 16: 30-) Time required: 30 minutes ...
<Event> Mid summer dance only for the weekend
You can enjoy mid-summer dance together with the classic music of the Scandinavian summer festival experience. Watch the live performance of traditional instruments and dance demonstrations, and the last one is for customers to participate, and it is the start of the dance show. Even beginners can participate happily.
Date: 2019 year 6 month 22 day (Saturday), 30 day (Sunday), 7 month 7 (Sunday)
Time: ①14: 00 ~, ②17: 00 ~ 40 minutes each time ~
Location: Nordic Square
Participation fee: free
Cast: 6 / 22 (Sat), 6 / 30 (Sun)
Musikanterna Swedish folk dance and traditional instruments
Nyckelharpa (Nickel Harpa) played
7 / 7 (Sun) Usva (Finnish music live performance & dance)
<Moominvalley Park Limited Goods>
The summer solstice story also appears in Moomin's original "Moominvalley Summer Festival". "Moominvalley Park" Limited-purpose goods "Mormin with a crown of flowers, stuffed with friends" "Flower crown series" and flower kanmari are on sale. Enjoy the summer solstice together at "Moominvalley Park".
(Left) Flower crown series Little My, Moomint roll, Snufkin, ¥ 3,000 (excluding tax) Mymble ¥ 3,300 (excluding tax)
(Right) Moominvalley Park Hanakanmuri ¥ 1,800 (tax not included)