The biggest summer event in Kutchan the 54th Kutchan Jaga Festival will be held on 6 and 7 August. The Jaga dance by 1,000 dancers will take place in the evening on Sunday, 7 August, and the Team NPB for members is participating in the dance for the first time. Why not come join us dance to add to the festive mood of the summer event. This year, the specially selected area ambassadors “Lady Niseko 2016”, who are currently being recruited, will join the dance, too.

If you and your colleagues would like to join us as a representative of your company, let us know a contact person who can organise the details shown below. (Please contact us prior to application should you have a large number of dancers in your group.)

■Date and time:Sunday, 7 August 2016; Dance starts at 18:30 (with fireworks as a cue)
■Meeting time:18:00 (The participants must be in yukata and all prepared for the dance by the meeting time.)
■Meeting place:At the parking of Café SPROUT near the JR Kutchan Station
■Application deadline:Saturday, 9 July 2016
■The dance starts at 18:30 with fireworks as a cue. The participants shall dance and march in a column of fours to the goal at where they will be dismissed.
■Outfit:Yukata/obi (belt)/setta (sandals) rental available
■Practice sessions:The participants will be notified as soon as the schedule is set. We will also forward a Youtube video in which an instructor demonstrates the dance to the participants who cannot participate in the sessions and need to practice on their own.
■Prize for participants:Uchiwa (fan),  mameshibori (washcloth), soft drinks (after the parade)
◎Requests to the applicants and the contact person
・Please apply with the number of participants (apply here)
・The contact person shall be responsible for hiring and returning the outfit (yukata/obi/setta)
・The contact person must be reachable in the case of rain on the day. Please put a contact number in the application form the NPB secretariat can reach on the day. The decision on whether the parade takes place or not will be made at 4p.m. on the day.

◎Note on outfit rental
・Yukata, obi, setta: Please note that the outfit will be only available for the size of Female or Male – no detailed measured size available.
・The outfit rental service is to be offered by the Kutchan Social Welfare Association. Please return the used outfit to the NPB secretariat on Monday, 8 August so that the secretariat can take them all together to the cleaner. Please remember that the outfit has been/will be shared by others – please do not leave them unwashed as it causes them to go mouldy.
<Inquiries> Tani at NPB office (TEL: 0136-21-2551)