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midsummer festival 2024 in metsä

2024 5/25sat-6/23sun

The sparkle of the sun, a celebration of nature and people, a Nordic festival, the beginning of summer.

"Summer Solstice Festival" Celebrating the "Summer Solstice", the longest day of the year
The summer solstice festival season is coming to metsä again this year, featuring a collection of Nordic summer traditions.
"Metsä's Summer Solstice Festival 8" where you can experience the summer solstice of 2024 Northern European countries at once
Why not take the best parts of tradition?

Movie

Held daily

At the entrance, you will be greeted by the ``Summer Solstice Flower Crown Road from 8 Northern European Countries''.

SITE:
metsä thie

The symbol of the summer solstice, the Maypole, is a unique style from Åland, an island located between Sweden and Finland.

SITE:
metsa aukio

Midsummer Festival exhibition decoration project guided by a Finnish architect
(Scandinavia Nippon Sasakawa Foundation Grant 2024)


Project by Japan Finland Design Association
Kogakuin University Toshihiko Suzuki Laboratory +
Architect Jaakko Torvinen comes to Japan from Finland!

Using Hanno City's famous wood, Nishikawa lumber, we aim to complete the decorations by June 6nd (Saturday), the day of the Midsummer Festival.

Organizer:
Japan-Finland Design Association, metsä village
Cooperation:
Kogakuin University Toshihiko Suzuki Laboratory, Forest Nishikawa Co., Ltd.

About Jaakko Torvinen

He is the designer of Pikku-Finlandia, which was constructed as a temporary structure on the adjacent site while Finlandia Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto, was closed for major repairs. Pikku-Finlandia is a construction that won a student competition at Aalto University on themes such as the use of thinned wood and relocation and reuse. Currently, in addition to working as an architect, he is also a lecturer in the Wood Program at Aalto University.
https://www.jaakkotorvinen.com

About Japan-Finland Design Association

The Japan-Finland Design Association was established in 2000 in both Japan and Finland by Professor Yrjö Sotamaa, President of Helsinki University of Art and Design, and Kenji Ekuan, Chairman of GK Design Group. We moved our Japanese base to Kyoto in 2018, and are working to develop dialogue in architecture and design between the two countries, and to create and disseminate design concepts appropriate for the current era.
https://www.j-f-design.com/

About Toshihiko Suzuki

Director of the Japan-Finland Design Association. Vice-chairman of the Nordic Architecture and Design Association, professor at the Department of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Kogakuin University. He completed the master's program in the Department of Architecture at Kogakuin University and dropped out of the doctoral program in the Department of Architecture at Waseda University. After working at Kisho Kurokawa Architects and Urban Design Office, EPA Marne, Tohoku University of Design, and Tokyo Metropolitan University, he taught at his alma mater, Kogakuin University.
Toshihiko Suzuki Laboratory, Faculty of Architecture, Kogakuin University:https://www.kogakuin.ac.jp/faculty/lab/arch_lab103.html

Ambassador

party ambassador
LiLiCo

came! Crayfish party 2024atmetsä!
Thank you very much to everyone who participated last year.
Commemorative photos, autographs, dancing, and of course delicious drinks and... crawfish! This is an event to celebrate the arrival of summer in Northern Europe!
Last year, I was told by several people that I couldn't apply in time...
This year, please come early.

After enjoying crawfish on a quiet lake pier in the midst of nature, warm your heart with a fantastic summer solstice bonfire.
Let's make wonderful memories together ❤︎

party ambassador
About LiLiCo

Talent, movie commentator.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1970. He came to Japan at the age of 18 and started performing arts activities in 1989.
Appeared as a movie commentator on TBS "King's Brunch", and appeared in many programs such as J-WAVE "ALL GOOD FRIDAY".He is active in multiple fields such as voice acting, narration, and acting as Cartman in the anime "South Park".
He is also enthusiastic about fashion, and also designs and produces jewelry.

Produced by LiLiCo
swedish crawfish party

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May 5th (Sat), June 25th (Sat), 6nd (Sat)

  • Comes with authentic crawfish goods! Wear a paper apron and a pointed hat
  • Comes with a lecture on the toast song "Helan Går"!
    Sing and let's "Squall!"
  • Kanpaisake is a 100% plant-based distilled spirit called REISHI GIN, a wellness spirit that is kind to the earth and people.
  • On May 5th, the first day of the event, a special episode will be held where you can enjoy a party with LiLiCo.

"Midsommar Crawfish
Special Course" *For 2 people

<Appetizer>
Crawfish salad with homemade dressing

<Cheers>
"REISHI GIN", non-alcoholic apple juice

<Side>
Nordic plate (3 kinds of herring (tomato, dill onion, mustard)), potatoes

<main>
Domestic crayfish (6 per person)

<Dessert>
Vanilla ice cream (with crayfish cookie)

<Drink> All-you-can-drink menu
Alcohol: Highball, Coke High, Lemon Sour, Red Wine, White Wine
Non-alcoholic: Oolong tea, cola, apple juice


ABOUT
DATE:
May 2024th (Sat), June 5th (Sat), 25nd (Sat), 6
TIME:
14:00~ (Time required: Approximately 90 minutes)
※Rain or shine
SITE:
Lighturi (near the canoe boarding deck)
*In case of rain, it will be held in Utepils
PRICE:
6/8, 6/22 2 group of 1 people 10,000 yen (tax included)

5/25 2 group of 1 people 15,000 yen (tax included)
*Additional all-you-can-drink beer is available for an additional 1 yen (tax included) per person.

About toast sake “REISHI GIN”

The 1st Collection ``REISHI GIN'' by the wellness brand ``REUNION'', which has the concept of ``MAKE IT COLORFUL'' (color your life with fun), uses domestic Reishi (REISHI) as a key botanical. A 100% plant-based distilled spirit made by growing plants through regenerative agriculture and handcrafting everything from brewing to distillation. Wellness spirits that are kind to the earth and people, such as making use of reused bottles.
The unique bitterness and richness of Reishi and the spicy taste of Japanese pepper can be used not only in cocktails, but also in a refreshing gin highball when mixed with soda. It can also be enjoyed as a drink with meals.

crawfish balls

You can eat every day during the period!

A rich crawfish special menu made with plenty of domestic crawfish.

SITE:
Market Hall 1st floor “TOROLI”
PRICE:
ASK

Crayfish bouquet (contains 7 crawfish)

Weekend only

Crayfish wrapped in the scent of lemon dill makes a beautiful-looking bouquet.

SITE:
Kitchen car “Furu Tsunanoni”
PRICE:
ASK

Crayfish roll

Weekend only

Filled with plenty of crawfish, it's a great meal!

SITE:
Market Hall 1st floor “KEITTIÖ LAAVU”
PRICE:
ASK

Summer Solstice Festival Cookies Presented

End as soon as it runs out

Everyone who orders a meal set menu will receive a free gift!

SITE:
Viking Hall 1st floor "ROBERT'S COFFEE"
Held every Saturday
Upcycled thinned wood from Hanno's "Nishikawa wood"

In Finland, the bonfire, which is a symbol of the summer solstice, is called a kokko. We hold a lighting ceremony with guests every Saturday!

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May 5th (Sat), June 25st (Sat), 6th (Sat), 1th (Sat), 8nd (Sat)

Ignition ceremony guest

LiLiCo

5/25 (Sat)
LiLiCo

Mr. Seiichiro Otsuka

6/1 (Sat)
Mr. Seiichiro Otsuka
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sweden

6/8 (Sat)
Mr. Binni
(Brynjolfur Magnus Brynjolfsson)
Icelandic talent

6/8 (Sat)
Rasmus Klumpp
Danish
national character

6/15 (Sat)
Mari Karukun
Estonian singer
songwriter

6/22 (Sat)
Mr. Shin Shimazaki
japan finnish design
Association Japan Chairman

ABOUT

TIME:
17:00~ (about 30 minutes)
SITE:
Nordic square
PRICE:
Free
*Cancelled in rainy weather/strong winds

<6/1 appearance> About Seiichiro Otsuka

Essayist, bagpipe player, and former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sweden. Born in Tokyo in 1942. After graduating from Hitotsubashi University in 1966, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After serving as the first Consul General in Edinburgh, Consul General in New York, Ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Ambassador to Sweden, he retired in 2008 and his hobby is fly fishing. Author: ``The Diplomat in a Quilt'' (Random House Kodansha).

<6/22 appearance> About Shin Shimazaki

Japan Chairman of the Japan-Finland Design Association. Born in Tokyo. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. He graduated from the Department of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts. He is Professor Emeritus of Musashino Art University's Department of Crafts and Industrial Design.

An outdoor market that brightens up the first day of the Summer Solstice Festival!

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat), X NUM X Day (Day)

A large collection of flower-themed miscellaneous goods and sweets. Make your own flower crown at the workshop and participate in the midsummer festival and dance!

ABOUT

TIME:
10:00 - 16:00
SITE:
metsa aukio
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There is a possibility of extension if you get excited!
How about a traditional midsummer dance around the maypole?

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October 5th (Sat), October 25th (Sun),
22th (Sat), 23th (Sun)

ABOUT

TIME:
A.
finnish dance
May 5th (Sat) ①25:14~②00:16~
Sunday, June 6rd ①23:13~②00:15~
(Performer: Usva)
Two.
swedish dance
June 6th (Sun) and 9nd (Sat) ① 22:14~②00:16~
(Performer: Musikanterna)
Approximately 30 minutes each time
SITE:
metsa aukio
PRICE:
Free
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Folk music live to celebrate the arrival of summer

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6/1 (Sat)

ABOUT

TIME:
A.
KKB Kokikoureisha Band 14:00~
Two.
Rockwell Pipers 16:00~
SITE:
metsa aukio
PRICE:
Free

<5/25&6/23 appearance> About Usva

A group formed by volunteers who have experience dancing folk dances from around the world and want to dance Finnish.Representative Sarah Ketonen is from Turku, Finland. From 1996 to 2012, she belonged to the folk dance group Virsut in Finland and participated in many national and international dance festivals and demonstrations every year.

<6/9&22 Appearance> About Musikanterna

It was started with the desire to create a place where musicians interested in Nordic music and dancers who are obsessed with the charm of Swedish dance can interact freely, not for profit.You can enjoy Swedish folk dance and Swedish traditional instrument Nyckelharpa performance together.

<6/1 Performance> About KKB Kokikoreisha Band

Before they knew it, the band started by two senior citizens became popular as the KKB Kokikoreisha Band, performing ``World Song Journey'' at live shows all over the place. A variety of songs such as Cielitorindo (Mexico), Or Sole Mio (Italy), Drinker's Song (Sweden), and Yellow Bird (USA). The members are ET Seiichiro Otsuka (guitar and vocals, former diplomat), Reiko Margarita Tajima (soprano), Miki Yoshida Mickey (wood bass), Yoichi Akki Aki (cello), and Futon Erikukura (guitar).

<6/1 Performance> About Rockwell Pipers

The Rockwell Vipers and their friends are fascinated by the sounds of Scotland and prefer bagpipes to three meals a day. While correctly following the performance methods passed down from our predecessors, we work loosely, sometimes strictly, and while having fun.

Spectacular photo spots in Norway are now available!
A one-day culture day where you can get familiar with the culture of Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden.

Norway
May 5th (Sat) - June 25rd (Sun) Produced by the Norwegian Embassy! Beautiful Lofoten photo spots
Denmark
Sunday, June 6nd Denmark Day
Danish gymnastics experience session where you can walk in and greet with Denmark's national character "Rasmus Klumpp"
アイス ランド
June 6th (Sat) Iceland Day
Talk event to learn about Iceland's nature and welfare society
Sweden
Sunday, June 6th Sweden Day
Enjoy the traditional Swedish summer solstice while singing summer solstice songs

Produced by the Norwegian Embassy! Beautiful Lofoten photo spots

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat)-X NUM X Month X NUM X Day

Spectacular photo spot! A special landscape back panel representing Norway is now available at metsä.

ABOUT

SITE:
metsa aukio
SUPPORT:
Norwegian Embassy

About Lofoten

The Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle are one of Norway's most scenic locations, with fjords, calm emerald waters, steep mountains, and port towns lined with traditional fishing huts called Rorbu.
One of Lofoten's specialties is dried cod. Dried cod from Norway is a popular ingredient that has been widely exported to southern Europe since the early 18th century, and even today, the sight of cod dried in the sun using traditional methods decorates the beautiful beaches.

If it's your first time, you can just walk in! Danish gymnastics experience session

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6/2

Exercises for improving health that were born in Denmark. Have fun waving your arms, twisting your body, and moving freely to the music!

ABOUT

TIME:
13:00-13:30/15:00-15:30 *Reception on the day
SITE:
Nordic square
PRICE:
Free
INSTRUCTOR:
Yuriko
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About Yuriko

fitness instructor. When he was 12 years old, he encountered Danish gymnastics at Jiyu Gakuen and fell in love with it, and at the age of 20, he studied abroad for a year at Ollerup Physical Education Academy, the headquarters of Danish gymnastics. After returning to Japan, he is based in Tokyo, holding Danish gymnastics workshops and working to spread the appeal of Danish gymnastics. Since last year, he has been developing DKGYM, which he originally devised based on Danish gymnastics, at two studios in Tokyo. His main activities to date include the Embassy of Denmark in Japan and Funabashi Andersen Park.

Very popular in Denmark! Featuring RASMUS KLUMP!

Denmark's national character "RASMUS KLUMP" is coming to visit Metsä! There will also be a greeting section and a corner where kids can enjoy themselves.

①Greeting

DATE:
2024 / 6 / 2 (sun)
TIME:
14:00~14:30/16:00~16:30 *First come first served
SITE:
metsäaukio maypole
*Market Hall in case of rain
PRICE:
Free

②Kids corner
(Anime/coloring/stuffed animal photo spot)

DATE:
October 2024th (Sat) and 6th (Sun), 1
TIME:
10:00 - 18:00
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free

③ Goods (bowls, plates, tumblers)

DATE:
October 2024th (Sat) and 6th (Sun), 1
TIME:
10:00 - 19:00
SITE:
metsä hall
PRICE:
For each 880 yen (tax-included)

About RASMUS KLUMP

He is a national character with over 99% recognition in his home country of Denmark. Born on November 1951, 11, as the main character of a newspaper comic strip, created by the Danish artist Wilhelm Hansen and the writer Carla Hansen.
An adventure story in which Rasmus Klumpp and his friends sail around the world! It also expresses traditional virtues such as curiosity, spontaneity, openness, energy, creativity, generosity, compassion, and self-confidence. After any adventure, I always come home and eat pancakes made by my mom before going to bed.

TALK EVENT

About Iceland, the country with the most gender equality in the world

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6/8 (Sat)

We explore the efforts, origins, background, and impacts of Iceland's gender-equal society, and unravel it from policy, culture, and education.

ABOUT

TIME:
13:00 - 13:30
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Ryosuke Hosaka (Commercial and Public Relations Officer, Embassy of Iceland)

About Ryosuke Hosaka

After living in Australia for about two and a half years as a child, he decided to study at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University because he wanted to become a bridge between Japan and other countries. After graduating, he went through many twists and turns in overseas jobs in Japan, Indonesia, and other countries before finding his current position. Due to the small number of embassies, he is involved in a wide range of fields (tourism, culture, human rights, business, public diplomacy).

TALK EVENT

What is well-being in Ösur Japan and Iceland?

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6/8 (Sat)

Ösur is a world-renowned Icelandic manufacturer of prosthetic limbs that supports people's well-being and daily life. Introducing our efforts from a welfare perspective and our contributions to society.

ABOUT

TIME:
14:30 - 15:00
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Binni (Ossur Japan Sales & Marketing, Digital Marketing Specialist, i-Prosthetics Specialist)

About Binni (Brynjolfur Magnus Brynjolfsson)

Born in Iceland. She came to Japan on her first trip in 2011 and fell in love with Japan. After entering the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Iceland, she came to Japan as an exchange student at International Christian University for a year. She returned to Japan and worked as a Japanese tour guide in Iceland for two years, then returned to Japan as a graduate student in 1 and has been working at Ozur Japan since 2018.

TALK EVENT

Nature and summer in Iceland - How the locals spend their time

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6/8 (Sat)

Glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes... We'll introduce you to the charms of summer in the midnight sun, set in Iceland's magnificent nature, with local Binni!

ABOUT

TIME:
15:30 - 16:00
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Ryosuke Hosaka Binni (Brynjölfur Magnus Brynjolfsson)
TALK EVENT

About the Swedish Midsummer Festival

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6/9

A fun way to unravel the history and ins and outs of the Midsummer Festival, one of the most grandly celebrated events of the year in Sweden. Participate in the Swedish dance from 14:00 to 16:00!

ABOUT

TIME:
13: 00 to 13: 30 / 15: 00 to 15: 30
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Hiromi Nakamura (Secretary to the Minister of Embassy of Sweden, Public Relations and Cultural Assistant)

About Hiromi Nakamura

After interning at the Commercial Department of the Australian Embassy in 1999, he worked at the Swedish Embassy in 2001. He has been in his current position since 2019 after serving as ministerial secretary and in the political and defense fields for many years.

A weekend to enjoy the Baltic countries &
<2024 European Capital of Culture> A special festival held in Southern Estonia

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat), X NUM X Day (Day)

エストニア
The festival “Aigu Om!” to be held in southern Estonia, designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2024, will be held for the first time in metsä
エストニア
Diva Mari Karkun's special live performance in Japan & bonfire lighting ceremony
baltic states
Special talk event about forests and nature, Latvia and Lithuania
エストニア
Field trip program for kids walking with forest experts
ラトビア
Documentary film screening starring Latvia's most famous Japanese woman
リトアニア
Visiting library of photo books and picture books from the Lithuanian Embassy
エストニア
A POP UP shop featuring high quality and sustainable products from Estonia
AIGU OM!

A festival of "forests, music, and words" will be held in southern Estonia.
coming to metsä

"Aig Om" is an Estonian message that says, "We have plenty of time. Let's live slowly and naturally." A special program that can only be enjoyed locally in Estonia is loosely connected to Japan's metsä (forest) through the forest.

About “Aigu Om!”

A forest spreads out a few minutes after leaving Estonia's capital, Tallinn. The original landscape of Estonia is one where trees stretch out beyond your field of vision. South Estonia, which has not yet become much of a tourist destination, has many forests and springs that are called sacred places, and the region is home to distinctive features such as the ``smoke sauna'' and the traditional singing ``Setrero'', both of which are registered as intangible cultural heritage sites.
Nationally-known singer-songwriter Mari Karkun, who is fascinated by the natural beauty of this area, holds a festival <Aigu Om!> with the theme of ``Forests, Music, and Language'' every July. This year, Tartu and the region of Southern Estonia were selected as European Capital of Culture 7, and <Aigu Om! Japan Special> is also recognized as an official event. Musicians, mountain specialists, mountain monks, and others will be participating from Japan, and you will be able to spend time in the Estonian forest that you would not experience in everyday life.

https://www.aiguom-jp.com/

SPECIAL LIVE

Mari Kalkun JAPAN TOUR -metsä's Summer Solstice Festival-

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6/15 (Sat)

Singer-songwriter representing Estonia
A special live performance by diva Mari Karkun.

ABOUT

TIME:
① 13: 00-13: 30 ② 16: 30-17: 00
SITE:
Nordic square
PRICE:
Free

About Mari Karkun

Musician, singer, and composer with roots in southern Estonia. Many of her songs are original works inspired by nature, Estonian poetry and folk music. She studied at the Biljandi Cultural Academy, expanding her skills on the accordion and kannel (traditional Estonian instruments), continued her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Drama, and then obtained a master's degree in "Traditional Singing" at the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki, Finland. . In June 2018, the British newspaper The Guardian praised her album ``Ilmamõtsan'' (In the Woods of the World), stating that her language is not a barrier. She also produced a special program on Mali for the UK's BBC Radio 6 in February 3.
In 2020, Estonian Public Broadcasting selected Mari as Musician of the Year. He was the first traditional musician to receive this award. His latest album ``Stories of Stonia'' will be released in July 2023 on Peter Gabriel's label Real World Records (UK). It has been featured on international radio and TV stations including BBC7, BBC3, BBC Scotland, J-Wave Tokyo, Osaka Radio, Scotland TV and BBC Alba.
Estonian Music Award (2024) Ethno/Folk Album Category Winner. Selected as Musician of the Year (2020) by Estonian Public Broadcasting. Recipient of the Estonian Cultural Foundation's Annual Music Award (2019). Winner of Tallinn Music Week Artist Award (2018).

TALK EVENT

Forest, music and life -Aigu Om! in metsä-

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6/15 (Sat)

Together with the production team, he introduced the local footage of "Aigu Om!" and the existence and relationship of forests for Estonians. (with interpretation)

ABOUT

TIME:
14:00 - 15:00
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Taavi Tazzi (Estonian forest specialist) / Mari Karkun (singer-songwriter) / Janne Funk (interpreter) / Arisa Kawasaki (facilitator/facilitator)
TALK EVENT

If you like Scandinavia, your next destination is Estonia! unknown charm

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6/15 (Sat)

Estonia, which is famous as an IT country, has many other faces.
Introducing attractions that cannot be enjoyed on a day trip.

ABOUT

TIME:
15:30 - 16:15
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Shigeyoshi Noto (Japan representative of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania National Tourism Board)
TALK EVENT

First time in the Baltic countries! Explore the summer solstice festival, sauna, and gourmet food

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6/16

There is a mystical summer solstice festival that is a bit different from Scandinavia, a deep sauna, and local cuisine, which is also Michelin-approved gourmet food. Introducing summer Baltic highlights.

ABOUT

TIME:
15:00 - 15:45
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
Cast:
Shigeyoshi Noto (Japan representative of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania National Tourism Board)

About Shigeyoshi Noto

After working at a major travel agency, he joined the Finnish Tourism Board as a marketing manager in 1993, and since 1996 has been the director of Japan. He has been involved in Finnish promotions for over 20 years. In 2010 he founded Foresight Marketing Co., Ltd., which will continue to promote Finland until 2022. Since 2014, he has been the representative of Japan for the Baltic countries' national tourism boards. He is also involved in promotional strategy planning and marketing as a market specialist for EU projects.

FIELD TRIP

Kids event - Walk in the forest with Taavi

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6/16

Explore the Metsä Forest with Taavi Tazzi, a forest expert from southern Estonia! Let's sing songs about Estonian forests and learn about the fun and wonders of forests. (with interpretation)

ABOUT

TIME:
10:30 - 11:30
SITE:
Meet in front of metsä village information
PRICE:
Free (advance application required, first 15 people)
Age:
Elementary school students and above (3rd graders and below must be accompanied by a guardian)
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About Taavi Tazzi

Forest specialist. He studied forestry and worked at the Pähni National Forest visitor center in southeastern Estonia.
It provides education and information on various aspects of the forest environment, from hiking and leisure activities to field trips for school children.

MOVIE

Latvian film screening “Lucchi and Yie”

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6/16

Director: Inara Colmane / Produced in 2015 / 65 minutes / Latvia

ABOUT

TIME:
① 13: 00-14: 05 ② 16: 00-17: 05
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free

About “Lucci and Yie”

The Republic of Latvia is one of the Baltic states. Arsunga village, with a population of 200, is located about XNUMX hours by bus from the capital Riga. The people living in the village are called ``Suiti'' and wear colorful ethnic costumes and sing powerful songs.
Japanese student Norie comes to the house of Grandma Lucci, who lives alone in the village. Yie lives with Grandma Lucci in order to research Sweety's songs for her master's degree and learns various things from her grandma. And overcoming various differences in culture, language, age, and other differences, the two form a friendship... There is something "important" that Japanese people are forgetting.

LIBRARY:

Library of books related to Lithuania opens

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May 5th (Sat) - June 25rd (Sun)

Approximately 30 books including photo books and picture books owned by the Lithuanian Embassy.
Special trip to Midsummer Library.

ABOUT

SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
POP-UP SHOP AIGU OM!

First time in metsä! Estonia FOOD&DESIGN shop

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Saturday, June 2024, 6, Sunday, June 15, 6

A wide range of sustainable products made with high-quality food, a sense of fun and sensibility, and made with natural and recycled materials.

ABOUT

TIME:
6月15日(土)11:00~18:00、6月16日(日)11:00~17:00
SITE:
Craft Bibliotech

Recommended products PICK UP

① Roosiku Chocolate VEGAN, RAW, ORGANIC

The ultimate raw chocolate whose temperature is strictly controlled below 42℃.
Sweets that children can enjoy with confidence, made with ingredients selected by a former chef, chocolatier, and father of six children. Vegan chocolate does not contain any animal ingredients, so even those with milk allergies can enjoy it with confidence.

② Jaanihanso Craft Cider High-quality cider with secondary fermentation in the bottle

Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from delicious Estonian apples. High quality taste made using the champagne method. The cider is produced using only wild yeast, and is a sparkling cider made from apples with a rich aroma produced by the short northern summer. The finest craft cider uses only carefully selected fruits and produces fine bubbles similar to Champagne.

③ Reet Aus

Estonia's most popular upcycled fashion brand. The T-shirts are all made from surplus production fabrics, and are all patchwork-style T-shirts that do not use any prints.

Nordic market by the lake
We have collected only good things related to Northern Europe

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat), X NUM X Day (Day)

An outdoor market where you can enjoy the local atmosphere of Northern Europe and once-in-a-lifetime encounters
A large collection of miscellaneous goods, crafts, and vintage goods from famous Scandinavian brands!

ABOUT

TIME:
10:00 - 17:00
SITE:
metsäaukio, nordic square
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Experience the sounds of the Scandinavian instrument "Kantele" with all five senses!

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6/23

A live performance of the kantele, a folk instrument that appears in the Finnish folk epic Kalevala, by one of Japan's foremost experts, and a hands-on workshop for beginners, led by a kantele group active in Hanno.

ABOUT

TIME:
1.
Kantele concert ①13:30~ ②15:30~
About 30 minutes each time (Cast: Masako Hazata)
2.
Kantele Workshop ①14:00~ ②16:00~
Approximately 50 minutes each (organized by Kaori Mori and Sylvain Cantele Group)
Capacity 5-6 people (first-come-first-served basis, application accepted 30 minutes before each session)
SITE:
1.metsä Aukio 2.Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free

About Kantele player Masako Hazata

A leading Japanese kantele performer who introduced the Finnish folk instrument "Kantele" to Japan and has been performing.His performance, which he learned at the Sibelius Academy, Finland's premier conservatory, is elegant and delicate. In 1991, he performed the kantele to the Pope at Easter.He plays a wide range of Finnish folk songs, classical music, and original songs with beautiful kantele sounds.

Workshop About Kaori Mori and Sylvain Cantele Group

We commissioned a professional woodworker to create a kantele, a Finnish folk instrument, using cypress from Nishikawa in Hanno. Would you like to play the kantele and be healed by the beautiful sounds?

Sauna, lakeside yoga, traditional summer solstice events,
Refresh yourself with Nordic walking


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Saturday, October 5th, Saturday, January 25th

midsummer sauna

Saunas during the summer solstice are also an important custom for Finnish people. A cultural fusion sauna that inherits the essence of a Japanese tea room and the spirituality of Finnish nature worship.

ABOUT

DATE:
Saturday, October 5th, Saturday, January 25th
TIME:
11:00 - 16:00
SITE:
Nordic square
PRICE:
Free
*Please use it after wearing a T-shirt.It is not possible to use the facility in the nude or in the upper half of the body only.
SUPPORT:
nata studio
*In case of rain

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5/26

lakeside yoga

Relaxing yoga with a low amount of exercise, suitable for beginners and casual wear

ABOUT

DATE:
5/26
TIME:
10:15 ~ 11:00
SITE:
Nordic square
PRICE:
Yoga 2,000 yen (tax included), Yoga + Lunch 4,500 yen (tax included)
INSTRUCTOR:
Maro Marumo
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6/1 (Sat)

nordic walking

Nordic walking, which originated in Finland, takes you through the lush nature of Metsä.

ABOUT

DATE:
6/1 (Sat)
TIME:
11:00 - 12:30
SITE:
Inside metsä village
PRICE:
1,000 yen (tax included) (Pole lending is +500 yen)
Organizer:
Japan Nordic Walking Association
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About sauna operation nata studio

nata studio designs architecture with an emphasis on the natural environment. Fudo is a general term for the temporal and historical environment and culture of a town. We believe that the climate is important in creating cities and architecture where people can love the town and discover the joy of living together, and we value creating spaces and places that discover and nurture the climate.
Co-director Nagaoka had an internship at Casagrande Laboratory, an architectural design firm based in Helsinki, Finland. Currently, projects of various scales are underway, mainly in Yokohama City and Tochigi Prefecture, including welfare facilities, new learning buildings on abandoned school sites, and community development. For each project, we are engaged in daily design activities with the aim of creating new architecture that connects with the local climate.

https://www.nata-studio-architects.com/

Held daily

A select library with books about eight Nordic countries will be open for a limited time

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat)-X NUM X Month X NUM X Day

Approximately 8 books from the Hanno City Library and Children's Library will come to Craft Bibliotech, including books related to eight Scandinavian countries and books donated by the Embassy of Finland.

* Bibliotec is "library" in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.

ABOUT

SITE:
Craft Bibliotech
PRICE:
Free
※We do not carry out rental.Please pick it up on the spot and see it.
SUPPORT:
Hanno City Library 

About Hanno City Library

Hanno's "Nishikawa wood" is used for the pillars, ceiling and wall finishing materials, and the scent of wood drifts in the air.
The ceiling is high and the walls are made of glass, creating an open and comfortable space.
In addition to reading seats, there are study seats, adult study seats, adult reading seats, and other seats suitable for various purposes, so that you can spend a relaxing time. "Hanno City Children's Library" is a library made for children.The log house-style building has a relaxing atmosphere where you can take off your shoes and feel as if you are relaxing at home.It is safe to use even with small children.

Enjoying with your dog on the theme of summer solstice
Sleeping in the car and market

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat), X NUM X Day (Day)

“VAN WAN LIFE” is a coined word that represents VAN LIFE with your dog. An event where you can enjoy a market and sleeping in the car with your dog has jumped out of its home base of Gifu Prefecture and is being held for the first time in the Kanto region!

ABOUT

TIME:
10:00 - 15:00
SITE:
metsä RV Park
PRICE:
[Day trip] Free
[Staying in the car] 6,000 yen (1 car per night)
Organizer:
Ban One Life Executive Committee
*During light rain, canceled due to stormy weather

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  • Exhibition of “VANWANLIFE” specification cars
  • market
  • workshop
  • Dog run
  • Photo booth for dogs
  • A booth to think about disaster evacuation with your dog
    Sleeping in your car is the best way to evacuate during a disaster! Let's learn what to be careful about.
  • Bonfire area (June 6st (Sat) 1:17-00:21)
    A social gathering with vanlifers with dogs while enjoying a bonfire with their dogs!

A special collaboration with the adjacent popular bathing facility
"Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei x metsä Village"

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XNUM X Month X NUM X Day (Sat)-X NUM X Month X NUM X Day
*Miyazawako Onsen will be closed on June 6th (Tuesday) due to equipment maintenance.

Replacement baths and saunas with original formulations are available in midsummer style.

ABOUT

SITE:
Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei

Click here for details of the five collaborations.

2 types of alternative hot water

①Swedish hot water ~Scent of geranium~ (5/25-27, 6/1-3)
②Finnish hot springs ~Scent of lily of the valley~ (6/8-10,15-17,22,23)

White birch aroma sauna

The refreshing scent of white birch and ornamental vihta (bundles of white birch leaves) appear in the sauna.
Feel the scent of the Nordic forest in early summer.

entrance decoration

A part of metsä's Åland-style maypole is displayed at the Miyazawako Onsen entrance.

Advantageous Mutual Campaign Enjoy both facilities at a discount by presenting your receipt!

<Show your receipt from each Metsä Village store at Miyazawako Onsen> Get an original towel as a gift.
<Show your Miyazawako Onsen receipt at the information desk in Metsä Village> Get a coupon book.
* Receipts are valid only for the date of the day

Instagram photo contest where you can win bath invitation tickets and boat ride tickets

As the Miyazawa Lake Onsen Prize, 10 people will receive invitation tickets to a relaxing pair course, and as the Metsä Village Prize, we will give away clear kayak boarding tickets to 3 people and island boat boarding tickets to 2 people!
*Expiration date: Until September 2024, 9

(1) Follow Miyazawako Onsen official account “@miyazawako_kirari” and metsä official account “@metsavillage”
(2) Add the hashtag “#Miyazawako Onsen and Metsä and Summer Solstice Festival”
(3) Post photos taken at Lake Miyazawa Onsen and Metsä Village

More about Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei

A space where adults can relax, aimed at elementary school students and older. The hot springs are slightly alkaline and contain a lot of sodium ions and hydrogen carbonate ions, which have a skin-beautifying effect. Bedrock baths are also popular.

We are also selling discount set tickets for a 1-day pass to "Moominvalley Park" adjacent to metsä Village + a simple course (admission + towel set) for "Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei".

https://www.asoview.com/channel/tickets/lf5lbhTO9i/