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秋田パイロットクラブ20周年記念エクスカーション

『秋田満喫ツアー!』と題して20周年記念のエクスカーションを開催しました!
An excursion, “Enjoy Akita to your hearts’ content !” tour was held commemorating the 20th anniversary of Akita Pilot Club.

 

参加者は前日の20周年式典にご出席して下さいました姉妹クラブの皆さんと、秋田のメンバーの希望者17名。

Participants were members from the sister clubs who had attended the 20th anniversary commemoration ceremony and 17 members from Akita Pilot Club.

エクスカーションのコース

Itinerary for the excursion

 

男鹿~大潟村~森吉(阿仁合から内陸縦貫鉄道)~田沢湖・乳頭温泉郷~田沢湖~角館・武家屋敷散策
Oga / Oogata village/Moriyoshi(Take the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway from Aniai Station) / Lake Tazawa, Nyuto Onsenkyo Hot Spring village / Tazawa Lake side / Stroll through the old Samurai residences of Kakunodate

ご出席いただきましたのは地元でパイロットの活動を支え、応援して下さっている皆様、関係団体また全国の姉妹クラブの皆さん。総勢125名。
A total of 125 – the local members of Akita Pilot Club who have been supporting the activities, concerned bodies as well as members from the sister clubs throughout the country - were at the commemoration ceremony.


~男鹿のなまはげ館にて~

Photographed at OGA NAMAHAGE Folklore museum

大潟村でお昼を取り、次は秋田内陸縦貫鉄道に乗り田沢湖へ向かいます。
Had a lunch at Oogata village and headed toward Lake Tazawa by Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway.


秋田内陸縦貫鉄道に乗るため阿仁合駅へ・・・そこでハプニング!
When we were on the way to Aniai Station to ride a train, a happy accident occurred !


内陸縦貫鉄道の急行もりよしに乗車したのですが なんと! NHKの取材陣が一緒に乗り込んできたのです。
When we took an express train Moriyoshi of Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway, surprisingly, reporters from NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation) also came onboard the train !

 

NHKのBSプレミアム『にっぽん百名山・東北スペシャル』という番組の中の「山のグルメ」というコーナーで全国でもブレイクしている、秋田の森吉山周辺で作られている「バター餅」を紹介するという取材。
NHK crew covered a story about the “butter rice cake,” which became the latest culinary craze throughout the country, for their gourmet feature, “Yamano Gourmet” on NHK BS PREMIUM program called “The 100 Most Famous Mountains in Japan – Tohoku Special”

 

内陸縦貫鉄道を走る急行もりよしの車内でのバター餅販売で、今回参加して下さった姉妹クラブの皆さんと我が秋田のメンバーも全国放送で映ることに・・・
The butter rice cakes were sold on an express train Moriyoshi of Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway and the NHK crew shot footage of members from the sister clubs and our Akita Pilot Club for the nation wide broadcast.

 

これが実際に放送されました番組の一部です。(左から順番にご覧ください。)
Here are some vignettes from the program. (From left to right)

 

※NHK・BSプレミアム『にっぽん百名山・東北スペシャル』10月27日(土)夜7時30分放送分より
 “The 100 Most Famous Mountains in Japan – Tohoku Special” from NHK BS PREMIUM program, which hit the air on Sat., Oct. 27, 2012 at 7:30PM JST.

秋田内陸縦貫鉄道

Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway

バター餅を買うシーン

Just about to buy the butter rice cakes

これが話題のバター餅

Much talked-about butter rice cake


バター餅をほおばる石垣会員 

Mr. Ishigaki from our member shoves the butter rice cake into his mouth

秋田のメンバー三人で味わう

Enjoying the butter rice cakes with three of us

広島PCの皆さんがバター餅を購入

Members from HiroshimaPC buying the butter rice cakes


広島PCの河田さん購入! 

Ms. Kawada of HiroshimaPC has just bought the butter rice cake !

熊本南PCの木田会長と

江崎書記

Ms. Kida, a chairperson for Kumamoto-Minami PC and her secretary, Ms. Ezaki

熊本南PCm木田会長の笑顔♪ 

Yummy face - Ms. Kida, a chairperson for Kumamoto-Minami PC


この会員の皆さんの味わう姿、木田会長の笑顔からバター餅のおいしさが、テレビを見る人に伝わったと思います。
Watching everybody having the butter rice cakes and a good smile of the chairperson, Ms. Kida when eating, the delights of the butter rice cake must have been conveyed to the viewers.


エクスカーションでこんなことが起こるなんて、とてもビックリしました。
We were really surprised at such a happy accident along the way during our excursion.

 

NHK・BSプレミアムは全国放送です。その中でも『にっぽん百名山』は、とても人気がある番組の一つです。
NHK BS PREMIUM is a nationally broadcast channel and the program, “The 100 Most Famous Mountains in Japan” is one of the top-rated shows.

 

偶然とはいえ、その人気の番組の一部のコーナーで、秋田のメンバーをはじめ、全国の姉妹クラブの方々がテレビで映ることで、パイロットクラブとしてのPRにも繋がったのではないでしょうか。
Although it was a total coincidence, filming our sister clubs and Akita PC members on location in the train for one of the features on the popular TV program might have led to a good publicity for Pilot Club throughout Japan.

 

そんなハプニングの後は、一路田沢湖畔の乳頭温泉郷・秘湯鶴の湯へ・・・
After that, we headed toward Tsurunoyu, a secret bath (hot spring not known to many people) in the Nyuto Onsen Hot Spring village by Lake Tazawa…

 

鶴の湯でのお夕食♪

Dinner at Tsurunoyu♪

鶴の湯でのお夕食♪

Dinner at Tsurunoyu

芋の子汁

Imonoko-jiru (Soup with Japanese Mountain yam and vegetables)



囲炉裏を囲んで、芋の子汁や、秋田の山の幸を皆で味わいました。
Sitting by the irori fireplace, all of us enjoyed the Imonoko-jiru and cuisine comprised of local food from the mountains.

 

鶴の湯の湯の花が浮かぶ温泉も最高でした!
Tsurunoyu with “Yunohana” (hot-springs mineral deposits resembling flowers) floating on the hot spring was great !


翌日は、田沢湖半~角館町を散策し解散となりました。
On the following day, we were out for a stroll from lake side of Tazawa to Kakunodate town and broke up on the spot.

 

最後まで、エクスカーションにご参加くださいました、姉妹クラブの皆様のお蔭で、思い出深い20周年の記念の旅をすることができました。
Thanks to all the sister club members participating the excursion till the end, we were able to make the 20th anniversary journey even more memorable.

 

パイロットクラブの友情の絆を改めて感じたエクスカーションでした。 
We were able to feel anew the bonds of friendship between the Pilot Club members through an excursion.

 

ありがとうございました!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment.