Tanada Festival Date Correction

In the most recent issue of the Nagazasshi — Sept./Oct. 2011, Volume 4 issue 2 — there was a small error in listing the date and location of the Tanada Festival.

Fortunately, there’s still time to see the festival — the real date and location is October 30th in Kawatana. Apologies for the inconvenience!… Continue reading »

O’hana Cafe Eighth Anniversary Party

A longtime supporter of the magazine, O’hana Cafe, will celebrate its eighth anniversary next weekend.

The event on Sept. 16 in Hamanomachi, Nagasaki City, features a special live performance by the Kentarow Band. Doors open at 8 p.m. and admission is 2000 yen, which includes one drink.

For more information, visit the O’hana Cafe’s anniversary party Facebook page. You can also check some videos of the Kentarow Band on the cafe’s blog.

We hope to see you there!… Continue reading »

AJET Publication Award

The NagaZasshi Team is proud to announce that we have been honored with an award by AJET. The award is for the best prefectural publication. We went up against some very impressive publications throughout Japan, so, needless to say, we are thrilled to have won the award.

We would like to thank all of our article contributors, our sponsors, and all of you for reading the NagaZasshi. This award inspires us to continue making the best, most informative magazine we … Continue reading »

Mooks – A Trendy Dining Experience

Mooks (a.k.a. monne legui mooks) holds a special place in my heart. Combining a trendy atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly staff, it keeps me coming back time after time. Mooks is located in the small pottery town of Hasami. The owners, originally from Tokyo, opened Mooks about 3 years ago. Their urban and international perspective on food, presentation, and atmosphere make Mooks unique not only for Hasami, but for the whole of Nagasaki prefecture.


Mooks features a small but … Continue reading »

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant

Just across Nagasaki Prefecture’s border, about a ten minute drive from Nagasaki’s own Hasami, lies the town of Arita. Part of Saga Prefecture, Arita is world-renowned for its beautiful hand-crafted pottery. While I appreciate Arita for its pottery (though most of it is far above my pay grade), I appreciate it even more for a little Chinese restaurant called Shanghai. While Nagasaki City boasts one of only three Chinatowns in Japan and, therefore, some great Chinese restaurants, it’s a bit … Continue reading »

1st Year Anniversary Party

On April 17th we would like to invite you to the celebration that was a year in the making…the NagaZasshi’s First Year Anniversary Party! To honor this historic landmark the wonderful staff at Neutral+ has invited us back to celebrate together and toast an auspicious year.

This invitation is of course open to everyone and anyone who wants to dance, drink and listen to great music with the NagaZasshi’s resident DJs, DJ Fumin (Brethren) and Momo.

The event begins at … Continue reading »

NIB Piece on NagaZasshi

Check out this piece about the NagaZasshi that debuted on NIB (Nagasaki International Broadcasting) last October starring our very own Mutia Adisoma.

You can also view it directly on YouTube.

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Haiti Donation Update

This is an update for you on the status of the donations you made to Haiti at the last NagaZasshi party. We recently received a confirmation email from the Canadian Red Cross, which you can read at the end of this message. We decided to donate through the Canadian Red Cross because the Canadian government vowed to match any donation made to Canadian charitable organizations between Jan. 12 and Feb. 12, 2010.

We collected about 47,000 yen in donations at … Continue reading »

The All Souls Procession

Note: This entry is an addendum to Vol 1.4′s Wacky Festivals Article.

Good ‘ol Tucson: the heart of the Southwestern United States. Where Wyatt Earp and his boys participated in the infamous gun fight at Tombstone. Where Saguaro cactus take the place of trees in a harsh dry landscape. And where one of the most unique U.S. festivals takes place every first weekend of November, The All Souls Procession. It was started in 1990 by a local artist name Susan … Continue reading »

Keeping Tabs On Brethren

If you’re looking for a way to a get a taste of the local hip-hop scene in Nagasaki, check out 巻物 (Makimono). It’s the blog of Eiki Nakamura, member of the Isahaya hip-hop group Brethren, and you’ll find his thoughts on the hip-hop, reggae and R&B scene. He also posts up information of upcoming Brethren events, so if it’s your kind of thing, be sure to bookmark it.

Hat tip to Brandon Perry in Isahaya for the info!… Continue reading »