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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006

KANSAI: Who & What

Meeting for students, prospective landlords:
The Kyoto City International Foundation is organizing an event for foreign students and prospective landlords to meet each other from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the foundation's facility in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.

The event is aimed at matching students looking for a place to live and owners looking for tenants.

There is no fee to attend and reservations are not required. The event is open to non-Japanese students attending universities or other kinds of schools. Foreign workers and Japanese students are also welcome.

The venue, Kyoto International Community House, or Kyoto-shi Kokusai Koryu Kaikan, is a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the subway Tozai line.

For more information, call the organizer at (075) 752-3511.

Wood-carving classes to be held in Kyoto:
The Kyoto chapter of Ikebana International is seeking participants for a wood-carving workshop Feb. 21 starting at 1 p.m. at Brighton Hotel in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto.

Applicants can choose one of three courses according to what they wish to make: an incense container, a brooch or an ornament for obi sashes. Professional artist Yuishin Kubota and others will give demonstrations.

Applicants are required to pay the cost of the materials, 4,500 yen for course A and 3,000 yen for course B and C. Plus, the participation fee is 1,500 yen.

Reservations must be made by Friday.

For reservations and more information, call the organizer at (075) 231-4735.

Interactive seminar on art of wearing kimono:
The Osaka Sister City Network is holding an interactive cultural seminar on "kitsuke," or the art of wearing kimono, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 at International House in Tennoji Ward, Osaka.

There will be an explanation and display of various types of kimono for women. Participants will have a chance to try on a kimono of their choice.

Participation is 500 yen. Twenty-five women will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by Feb. 27.

For reservations and more information, call the organizer at (06) 6772-9670, fax (06) 6772-9790 or e-mail cir@sisterc.net

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