Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event Announcement: Tanuki Gathering at the Forest of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine

1st anime event, ever to be held at the Shimogamo Shrine, the world heritage location for Uchouten Kazoku 2 (The Eccentric Family 2)

TOKYO, JAPAN - November 28th, 2016 - On January 12th, at Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, "Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine" will be held.

It will be the first time for anime event to be held at this registered world heritage site, Shimogamo Shrine.

On 2016, September 18th, at "Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair," "Uchouten Kazoku 2" was announced and it has become viral. To wish for its success, an event will be held at the world heritage site, Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Jinja). It is the first time for an anime event to be held at the Shimogamo Shrine. At this event, multiple programs, with the casts and staffs, are planned such as; success-wish-ceremony at the main shrine (national treasure of Japan), kagami-opening ceremony at the dance shrine, announcement of Season 2 newly appearing character casts, announcement of Opening and Ending music artist, main visual, collaboration, and other new developments.
Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo Shimogamo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer), and actor behind Junior (announced on the day).

To Participate In This Unprecedented Event (Ticket-Based)
The fans can participate this remarkable event by purchasing tickets to the event. Part of the proceeds from the ticket will be donated to the shrine as offering. Participants will be able to view the event from the special area located in front of the dance shrine. Participants will be gifted with special merchandise package, that includes merchandise from sponsored companies such as the "fluffy tanuki poncho" (refer to the sample image).
-Participation Fee: 2000 Yen (Includes offering to the shrine)
-Advanced Ticket Raffle Entry Period: 2016/11/28(mon)12:00 JST ~ 12/12(mon)18:00 JST
-Ticket Claiming Period: 2016/12/12(mon)18:00 JST
*11/28(mon) entry will be for advanced raffle entry. Public ticket sales period will begin from December 25th 8:00 p.m. JST (sold at first-come-first-serve-basis)
For ticket sales, check the following link: https://event.dmm.com/detail?event_id=74084
*The ticket sales page is in Japanese. Various restrictions from the ticket-sales-site will apply to the ticket purchasing. There will be no non-Japanese language support at the event.

Event Detail:
Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine
-Event Date: 2017 January 12th Thursday *Event will be held even if it rains.
-Participants: Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Juniro (TBA), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer)
-Location: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine) Inner Shrine (15 min walk from Keihan-line 'Izumicho -Yanagi' Station)
-Opening Time: 10:00 a.m. JST
-Beginning Time: 11:00 a.m.
-Ending Time: 12:30 p.m. (TBC)
Main Sponsor: "Uchouten Kazoku 2" Production Committee
Support by: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine), City of Kyoto
Planning Support: KBS Kyoto, PARUS
Co-Sponsored by: GS Craft Inc., Shiraito Shuzo Inc., Ichimuan Inc., etc.

Project Information:
Official Website: http://www.uchoten2-anime.com
Official Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/uchoten2en
Official Twitter Account: @Uchoten2_EN https://twitter.com/Uchoten2_EN
Official Hashtag #Uchoten

Cast:
Yasaburo : Takahiro Sakurai
Yaichiro : Junichi Suwabe
Yajiro : Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yashiro : Mai Nakahara
Benten : Mamiko Noto
and others

Staff:
Original Story “Uchoten Kazoku – Nidaime No Kichou”(Gentosha) : Tomihiko Morimi
Original Character Design : Koji Kumeta
Director : Masayuki Yosihara
Written by : Ryo Higaki
Character Design / Animation Director : Kosuke Kawatsura
Art Director : Yusuke Takeda & Harumi Okamoto
Music Produced by : Lantis
Animation Produced by : P.A. WORKS
Produced by: “Uchoten Kazoku 2” Committee
(C)Tomihiko Morimi , GENTOSHA / Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee

*1 About the World Heritage, Shimogamo Shrine
Official Site http://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/

Shrine is officially called "Kamo-omioya Shrine" and it is called by the name of Shimogamo because Kyoto is structured around the Kamogawa river and since this shrine is located in the lower current of Shimogamo, the shrine got the name Shimo(lower)-gamo(Kamogawa). The west and the east shrine is registered as national treasure of Japan and also registered as UNESCO World Heritage's "Cultural property of ancient city of Kyoto".

Enshrined Deity
West Shrine: Kamotaketsunumino-mikoto, Ichinomiya (first shrine) of Yamashiro, enshrined as the guardian of Kyoto.
East Shrine: Tamayorihimeno-mikoto, worshipped as deity of child-raising and relationship from ancient times.
When the City of Heiankyo was being built, the success ceremony was held at the Shimogamo Shrine first. Since then, the deity there has been worshipped for peace of Japan & World, good-luck, relationship, safe-birth, child-raising, and traffic-safety. Every year, on May 15th, Kamo Festival (aka Aoi Festival) is held at Kamigamo and Shimogamo Shrine. This festival begun 1400 years ago and it is recognized as one of the three largest festivals of Kyoto such as Gion Fesittval and Jidai Festival. In the ancient style of Heian Dynasty, an elegant parade starts from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, passes through Shimogamo Shrine, and ends at the Kamigamo Shrine.

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