A whole week of Sazae-san themed events start this weekend, to celebrate the second anniversary of “Sazaesan-dori”. For those not up to speed, “Sazaesan-dori” is a municipal road in Fukuoka’s Sawara-ku which was renamed so in 2012, in honor of the nationally popular comic “Sazae-san”. Ms. Machiko Hasegawa, author of the anime, was said to have conceived the idea for the Sazae-san series whilst in Fukuoka’s Sawara-ku. The 2nd anniversary celebrations include the following events…
An exhibition of Sazae-san author, Machiko Hasegawa’s original drawing, her personal items and items displaying her relationship with Fukuoka. Meet Sazae-san (mascot!) at the exhibition on 5/20, 6/1, 6/8, 6/22, and 7/6.
• Fukuoka City Museum
• ¥1,000, Students ¥700, Under JH: free
• 3-1-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
☆☆WIN☆☆☆ Fukuoka Now has TWO tickets to give away to see Sazae-san Exhibition at Fukuoka City Museum. To enter the draw, all you have to do is apply through this form: http://bit.ly/JhlS3W before Mon. May 26 at 17:00. Winners will be notified by email and must pick up their tickets from the FN office in Tenjin. Sign up now!
➢Sazae-san Fukuoka Tower Illumination
For only three days (5/25~27), Fukuoka Tower’s night illumination will features Sazae-san’s face!
• 5/25~27, 19:30~23:00
• Fukuoka Tower
• 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
➢Sazae-san Walking Course
Join this 3.5km walking course, which includes Sazae-san Street. First 150 participants receive Sazae-san goods, and the Sazae-san mascot waits to greet you at your goal point!
• 5/31 (Sat.) 9:30~
• Nishijin Ryokuchi (2-10 Nishijin, Sawara-ku)
➢ Finding Sazae-san! at Fukuoka City Public Library
Fukuoka City Public Library will showcase books related to Machiko Hasegawa – learn more about the creator of Sazae-san!
• 6/4 (Wed.) ~ 7/30 (Wed.)
• Fukuoka City Public Library
• 3-7-1 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
More info: http://www.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/data/open/cnt/3/43253/1/sazaesandoriweek.pdf