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Iga City Ninja City Month “Shinobi no Sato Iga/Koga Feel Like Ninja. 222 LiVE in OSAKA” held Iga City, Mie Prefecture

Iga City Ninja City Month “Shinobi no Sato Iga/Koga Feel Like Ninja. 222 LiVE in OSAKA” held [Iga City, Mie Prefecture]

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Press release: February 13, 2024
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Iga City Ninja City Month “Shinobi no Sato Iga/Koga Feel Like Ninja. 222 LiVE in OSAKA” held [Iga City, Mie Prefecture]
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In Iga City, a sacred place for ninjas, February is designated as “Ninja City Month” every year, and various events are held there. This year, the world-renowned dance artist KENTO will perform on stage at Osaka Namba Square.
Together with MORI, we are working on a project to disseminate information based on ninjas, “Shinobi no Sato Iga/KogaFeel Like Ninja. 222 LiVE in
In addition to holding “OSAKA”, the mayor of Ninja City will be holding on-site classes at elementary schools in the city, and the Iga City Ueno Library will be converted to Ninja Library specifications to provide library services. *

In Iga City, we aim to show both inside and outside the city that Iga is a sacred place for ninjas, and to ensure that each citizen inherits the history, culture and spirit of ninjas, and that the public and private sector work together to create a tourism town that takes advantage of ninjas. In order to do so, we made the “Ninja City Declaration” on February 22, 2017 (Heisei 29). In accordance with this declaration, February of each year is designated as “Ninja City Month,” and this year marks the seventh year.

[Main projects this year]
* Shinobi no Sato Iga/KogaFeel Like Ninja. 222 LiVE in OSAKA*

In February of last year, the Osaka Tourism Bureau, Iga City, Koka City, and the tourism associations of both cities concluded a partnership agreement to promote tourism promotion projects. KENTO, a world-famous dance artist who performed at the halftime show of the 58th Super Bowl held in Las Vegas on February 11th, performed at Namba Square in Osaka on February 22nd.
Together with MORI, we will carry out a project to disseminate information based on ninjas.

We are currently recruiting participants to participate in the ninja dance that will be held on the day.
Click here for the application form → https://forms.gle/N1YsxWbvxdE6WxPt9

On-site lesson at an elementary school in the city by the Mayor of Ninja City This event is held every year to foster a love for the local area and to foster an awareness of town development for the future, as well as to help children learn about the local culture of “Iga-ryu Ninja”. This year, on February 15th, we asked the 6th grade students at Ueno Higashi Elementary School, “What is an Iga Ninja?” ”, the mayor of Ninja City will give a lecture on real ninjas, including the reason why Iga ninjas were born and an introduction to ninjutsu that were actually used.
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Iga City Ueno Library will be exhibiting materials related to ninjas, special features and displays of picture books, and distributing ninja bookmarks and flyers during Ninja City Month.
In addition, the Iga Rice Promotion Council is promoting Iga rice in conjunction with “Ninja Day,” and the Iga Ueno DMO is promoting the promotion of mind, skill, and body.
A variety of events will be held, including special events at the Iga Ninja Dojo and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum awarding “Goshuin” limited to Ninja Day.

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