The 60th Anniversary of Higashine’s Designation as a City
Cherry Pit Spitting Festival Grand Prix in Toyonaka City of Osaka Prefecture
The king of cherries, Sato-Nishiki, is a famous product of Higashine City in Yamagata Prefecture. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Higashine’s designation as a city, a Cherry Pit Spitting Festival will be held at Osaka International Airport (Itami), which hosts a direct flight to Yamagata Airport.
This is a perfect chance to taste the cherries of Higashine, the most famous in Japan for their taste and quality. There will be a general group, ladies group, kids group and more for a family friendly experience!
Participants will receive 50g of Sato-Nishiki cherries for taking part in the contest. If participants can reach a certain distance during the contest, they can receive an extra 50g.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each group will receive a luxury products set from Higashine City (to be shipped in the beginning of July).
On the day of the event, Sato-Nishiki cherries can be received as a raffle gift!
Also, the original mascot of Kansai Airports Group, Sora-yan, will make an appearance.
- June 23, 2018 (Saturday)
12PM to 3PM
- Osaka International Airport (Itami)
Event Stage in the South Terminal Observation Deck
The venue has been changed to
Special Event Space under the Osaka Airport Station of Osaka Monorail
- Participation fee
- The first 500 people (Registration on the day)
- Organizer: Fruit kingdom Higashine Tourism Promotion Council (Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture)
Co-organizer: Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Sponsor: Yamagata Airport Building Co., Ltd., Kansai Airports
Supporter: Yamagata Prefecture, Yamagata Airport Consumption Promotion Council
- Fruit kingdom Higashine Tourism Promotion Council (Commerce and Tourism Department, Higashine City, Yamagata Prefecture)