Places

Along the Shonan Bay shore, all you do is beach, beach, beach, all day long

Every year in July and August, wooden beach huts (umi no ie) pop up along the shores of Shonan Bay in Kanagawa Prefecture. Here is a list of some of the events taking place at a few of the most popular umi no ie in Hayama, Kamakura and Zushi in August.


Aug. 2 (Saturday)

Event name: Chan-Mika
Description: A “rough and tough” female singer/songwriter with roots in hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul, jazz and reggae.
Artist website: www.chan-mika.info
Venue: Blue Moon, Isshiki Kaigan, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.bluemoonhayama.net/english
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6:30 p.m.
Charge: ¥2,000

Event name: Yukiko Miyazaki Brazilian Live
Description: Acoustic Brazilian music from male-female duo comprising vocalist Yukiko Miyazaki and violinist/guitarist Daisei Mii.
Artist website: Yukiko Miyazaki: yukikomiyazaki.com / Daisei Mii: daiseimii.com
Venue: Asia, Zaimokuza Beach, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.kamakura-asia.com
Time: Open 5 p.m./first show 6 p.m./second show 7 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 3 (Sunday)

Event name: Ikue Asazaki
Description: Artist with ethereal and earthy vocals, known for her performance of traditional Amami shimauta (folk songs from the Amami islands).
Artist website: www.asazakiikue.com
Venue: Blue Moon, Isshiki Kaigan, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.bluemoonhayama.net/english
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6:30 p.m.
Charge: ¥2,000

Event name: It’s Show Time in Oasis
DJs: Jorentai / Tanaren / Gost / Happa Zuki / Takada Ragga DJs
Band: Maaad3 Takahiro (keyboards) / Ryukou (bass) / Yota (drums)
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 4 (Monday)

Event name: Keison with Kazz
Artist website: Keison: www.kobuchizawa.net/keison / Kazz: www.kazz.vg
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 5 (Tuesday)

Event name: Osaka Paradise ★ Azumi featuring Emi Shirazaki
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 7 (Thursday)

Event name: Keyco
Artist website: www.keyco.jp
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 8 (Friday)

Event name: Blue Moon Day: Thank You, Ikuma Saijo
Description: A time to remember musician Ikuma Saijo, who passed away on June 24, with music, a slideshow and more. Muse Awa will play the Indian flute and there will also be kids’ hula dancing.
Venue: Blue Moon, Isshiki Kaigan, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.bluemoonhayama.net/english
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry

Event name: Hideaki Konno & Walking Rhythm (acoustic set)
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome

Event name: Green Star: Acoustic Reggae Day Vol. 3
Venue: Asia, Zaimokuza Beach, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.kamakura-asia.com
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome

Event name: Chihiro with Isaku Suzuki
Artist website: Chihiro: www.utautame.com / Isaku Suzuki: www.tayutae.exblog.jp/
Venue: Zushi Surfers, Shinjuku 5-822-2, Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.theroadandthesky.com/surfers
Time: 6 p.m.
Charge: ¥3,000 (one drink included)


Aug. 9 (Saturday)

Event name: Tettey “Bibio” Addy Dance Workshop
Description: Tettey “Bibio” Addy returns once again to Oasis this year, teaching the relationship between rhythm and dance as well as sharing African culture through lessons and workshops.
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Charge: ¥2,500

Event name: Kicell
Description: Imagine a sound that blends all of the elements of folk rock colliding with a mysterious electronic dub style and you should have some idea of what to expect from brothers Takefumi and Tomoharu Tsujimura, aka Kicell.
Venue: Blue Moon, Isshiki Kaigan, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.bluemoonhayama.net/english
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6:30 p.m.
Charge: ¥2,000
Event name: Kojo Nanjo & Maa Family Band
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 10 (Sunday)

Event Name: Baobab & Blen night
Artists: Naoito, Coloridas, Koyo & 129th Street Band
DJ: Yadoguchi (Bar Blen Blen Blen), Yosuke Baobab
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 11 (Monday)

Event name: Eri Konishi Piano Trio
Description: Eri Konishi, Yukky and Shunya Mori, plus DJ Tommy Returntables (Sankofa) and guest vocalist Hirokazu Ise(The Ska Flames and Uncaba Authentic Band)
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 12 (Tuesday)

Event name: Acoustic Flash Back
Description: With artists Goro, Utumi, Nassy, Mizuno, Maasy and more
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome

Event name: Mika Hino Sunset Live
Description: Mika Hino (vocals), Satoshi Sano (trombone/percussion), Genta Ueki (guitar) and Kenrin Itakura (keyboards). An acoustic performance from Kamakura native and “Kohaku” veteran Mika Hino.
Venue: Asia, Zaimokuza Beach, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.kamakura-asia.com
Time: 6:25-7:55 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 13 (Wednesday)

Event Name: Acoustic Reggae Night
Description: With Horai Rockers, Kaago, Haiji, Ansa, Gost and Mykee
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: free entry/donations welcome

Event Name: Tettey “Bibio” Addy Rhythm & Dance Lesson
Description: Tettey “Bibio” Addy returns once again to Oasis this year, teaching the relationship between rhythm and dance as well as sharing African culture through lessons and workshops.
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Charge: ¥3,000


Aug. 15 (Friday)

Event name: Masato Minami
Description: A folk singer and guitarist with rock, folk and reggae influences.
Artist website: blogs.yahoo.co.jp/omutablues
Venue: Oasis
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 16 (Saturday)

Event name: Yasukatsu Oshima
Description: Oshima, from the Yaeyama islands of Okinawa, sings and plays the sanshin
Artist website: http://www.oshimayasukatsu.com/english
Venue: Blue Moon, Isshiki Kaigan, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.bluemoonhayama.net/english
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6:30 p.m.
Charge: ¥2,000

Event name: Kobusi Nite
Description: With Kobusi Powa Band Daisen/Mighty Robo/Litt-D/U-D/Kon-Ryu
Artist website: www.facebook.com/pages/拳POWA-BAND/490787057692813
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 17 (Sunday)

Event name: Akira Tatsumi: Island Jazz on the Beach
Description: Tatsumi (sax), Tanco (bass), Shunya Mori (drums), Tatsuya Hataya (keyboards), Shinichiro Akihito (guitar)
Artist website: http://tatsumiakira.com
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 20 (Wednesday)

Event name: Oshika-mura Night
Description: Takeru Anbassa, Yota Kobayashi and more
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 21 (Thursday)

Event name: Satoko Nakamura (vocals/music) & Yuko Tamura (sand art)
Description: A performance best explained via this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvpWFPNeO9w
Artist website: www.nakamurasatoko.com
Venue: Oasis, Morito Beach, Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome

Event name: Ryutaro Makino’s Jazzy Sunset Live
Description: Kamakura-born Ryutaro Makino on vocals, Yudo Matsuo on guitar
Artist website: www.ryutaromakino.com
Venue: Asia, Zaimokuza Beach, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Venue website: www.kamakura-asia.com
Time: 6-6:40 p.m. (1st)/7-7:40 p.m. (2nd)
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 22 (Friday)

Event Name: COMA-CHI and Friends
Venue: Oasis
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry / donations welcome

Event name: Keison
Venue: Asia
Venue website: www.kamakura-asia.com
Time: Open 5:30 p.m./start 6-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 24 (Sunday)

Event name: Bob Marley Songs Day
Venue: Oasis
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Charge: Free entry/donations welcome


Aug. 27 (Wednesday)

Event name: Tettey “Bibio” Addy Rhythm & Dance Lesson
Description: Tettey “Bibio” Addy returns once again to Oasis this year, teaching the relationship between rhythm and dance as well as sharing African culture through lessons and workshops.
Venue: Oasis
Venue website: www.oasis-jahnodebeach.jp
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Charge: ¥3,000