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Country Gold music festival brings down curtain on 30 years of history

  • October 21, 2019
  • , Nikkei , p. 33
  • JMH Translation

Japan’s largest country music event, “Country Gold,” was held at the Aspecta outdoor theater in Minami-aso Town in Kumamoto Prefecture, on Oct. 20. The venue is located at the foot of Mt. Aso, which is blessed with majestic nature.


This year marked the last time the event was held, bringing down the curtain on the history of the festival, which has been held every year since the Heisei Era began in 1989.


Artists who perform in the U.S. also joined the event. The event got into full swing with many fans coming from across the nation and Aso, which is recovering from the Kumamoto earthquake of 2016, resounded with vocals and instrumental music. Charlie Nagatani, 83, a country singer who hails from Kumamoto City and is chairman of the event’s executive committee, said, “We could continue this event thanks to all of you,” expressing gratitude for the support of fans for 30 years.  








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