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2018.08.14.Tue

Summer Festival 2018

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Let me share our memory from summer festival in Nishikujo.
A true fascination is here in the local town, Nishikujo.

Omatsuri is the word for festivals held in a shrine.
Shrine is a place for worshipping for gods.

typical street stall

Colorful stall standing in a line, foods smell making us hangry, smiling staff… All play an important roll for omatsuri.
Typical things are
baby castella(Japanese sponge cake made from sugar, flour and eggs),
yakisoba(a kind of noodles),
water baloon fishing…

On contrary, isn’t it also fun to find a new shop?

Candy apple is very popular at every festival. Fresh apples are covered with candy(caramelized sugar).
Candy oranges or candy grape are becoming popular as well.

 

Mikoshi(portable shrine)

Main event at omatsuri is mikoshi.
In the picture, some men are carrying a portable shrine.
We believe in gods existing there.
Carrying mikoshi is one of the omatsuri cultures.
Mikoshi team shout a set of chant like “wasshoi” to synchronize team members and to show their high spirits.
Women and kids also join and enjoy.
One of our hotel staffs is actually a member of mikoshi team!

 

SEKAI HOTEL as a local spot

We opened SEKAI HOTEL ima for omatsuri visitor.
SEKAI HOTEL ima is dormitory and cafe opening soon.
Many kids and family visited here.
We could see them smiling with ice cream in their hands.

Making fan was another attraction.
Small kids enjoyed drawing and coloring.
Looking at kids gave us a special power!

We hope the cafe (SEKAI HOTEL ima) becomes a place for both guests and local people.

SEKAI HOTEL keep 200yen from each accommodation fee guests pay.
We save these money for social contribution activity.
We call it social good 200.
As an idea for social contribution activity, we will hold some events at the cafe(SEKAI HOTEL ima).
We aim to have a connection with locals and contribute to locals.

In summer 2017, just after SEKAI HOTEL Nishikujo opened, we just looked matsuri held next to us.

Then…1 year has passed…

In summer 2018,
We could feel SEKAI HOTEL Nishikujo are getting a part of town.

What about summer 2019?