metsä midsummer 2019.6.22 (sat)-7.7 (sun) 1

To commemorate the 2019th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Finland diplomacy in 100, metsä Village will hold an original midsummer event featuring only metsä, which combines Åland-style summer solstice* and Japanese Tanabata.

During the period, Maypole, a symbol of the summer solstice, appears. This participatory project will allow you to attach a strip of Japanese traditional Tanabata wishes. We will also have a mid summer beer garden, an original menu, a corolla workshop and a traditional dance party event.

* Åland is an island located between Finland and Sweden, and although the country is Finland, it is a unique place where the culture of both countries where Swedish is recognized as an official language and autonomy is combined.

Event Dates 2019 / 6 / 22 (Sat)-7 / 7 (Sun)
Time 10: 00-21: 00 ※ It varies according to facilities and event contents.
Place Main venue: Nordic Square
Entry fee It depends on the event.
Remarks Supported by: Finnish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Embassy to Japan, Swedish Tourism and Culture Center

Attention point

Maypole, a symbol of the summer solstice, appears

Maypole, the symbol of the Åland style summer solstice, will appear in Nordic Square!
© Visit Åland

Maypole and Tanabata Wish Card

Time: 10: 00 to 19: 00

Location: Maypole Location: Nordic Square (free entry, first-come, first-served basis)

*Wish cards are distributed at the metsä hall.

At the Nordic summer solstice festival, you will enjoy dancing around the Maypole decorated with flowers. In the metsä village, Tanabata is fused with the traditional Åland Maypole with colorful paper decorations. We have prepared a limited number of cards that can be filled in with the wishes of all participants.

* Ends as soon as the wish card is gone
© Visit Åland / Tiina Tahvanainen

Corolla Workshop 6 / 22 (Sat), 6 / 30 (Sun), 7 / 7 (Sun) only

Time: 10: 00 to 16: 30 ※ It ends as soon as it disappears

Place: Nordic Square special tent

In recent years, we have held a very popular corolla workshop at summer festivals!
Wear the only one hand-made corolla in the world, go to the summer solstice dance party in the metsä village, a BBQ beer garden or visit Moominvalley Park.

※ Rainy season cancellation

Put on the corolla you made and visit Moominvalley Park!

Go to the Moominvalley Park from the metsä village with an original corolla.

Weekend mid summer dance 6 / 22 (Sat), 6 / 30 (Sun)
Musikanterna Swedish folk dance and traditional musical instrument performance

Time: ①14: 00 ~ ②17: 00 ~ Each time 40 minutes ~ (If it rises, there is a possibility of extension!)

Location: Nordic Square

Participation fee: free

It was launched with the intention of creating a place where musicians interested in Scandinavian music and dancers who are obsessed with the charm of Swedish dance can interact freely and not for profit.

Let's enjoy together Swedish folk dance and Swedish traditional musical instrument Nyckelharpa (Nickel Harpa).

Weekend mid summer dance 7 7th (Sun)
Live performance & dance of Usva Finnish music

Time: ①14: 00 ~ ②17: 00 ~ Each time 40 minutes ~ (If it rises, there is a possibility of extension!)

Location: Nordic Square

Participation fee: free

This group was formed by volunteers who wanted to dance Finland from experienced people dancing folk dances from around the world. Representative Sala Ketonen is from Turku, Finland.

From 1996 to 2012, he belongs to the folk dance group Virsut in Finland and participates in many domestic and international dance festivals and demonstrations every year.

You can experience the Finnish character.

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*To prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection, we are operating with reduced business hours.