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Sunday, June 8, 2008

KANSAI: Who & What

Senri International plans education expo at Mino

Senri International School plans to hold Education Expo 2008 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 15 in Mino, Osaka.

Hirokazu Osako, headmaster of SIS, will give an introduction to the school at the exposition, which will also feature demonstration lessons, talk sessions with graduates, presentations by students, as well as performances, displays, tours and more.

No admission fee or reservation is required.

The venue is Senri International School at 4-4-16 Onohara Nishi, Mino City, which is a 15-minute bus ride on Hankyu bus No. 78 from Kitasenri Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.

A free shuttle bus service will be available on the day of the event from Senri Chuo Station on the Kita Osaka Kyuko Railway Line and other stations.

For more information on the event, contact the organizer at expo08@senri.ed.jp, or access its English-language Web site at www.senri.ed.jp/admission/SISExpo08/

Kyoto seminar to look at wooden architecture

The Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Foundation is hosting a seminar on wooden architecture in the Ukraine and Japan from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto.

Galyna Shevtsova, associate professor at Kiyv National University of Construction and Architecture, will talk in Japanese about how Ukranian and Japanese wooden architecture have developed and what they have in common. Interpretation will not be provided. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the lecture.

No admission fee or advance application is required. Tickets for the first 50 people will be handed out at the venue starting at 11 a.m.

The venue is the lecture room on the first floor of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, which is a five-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line.

For further information, contact the organizer at (075) 211-1312.

Learn to cook Japanese food at Suita workshop

Non-Japanese participants are being sought for a Japanese cooking workshop to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 29 in Suita City, Osaka.

Wagokoro, a volunteer group promoting Japanese traditions and culture to international residents, is hosting the workshop. Participants will make "zaru" soba, a type of Japanese buckwheat noodle served cold in bamboo baskets.

Participation is ¥350, and an advance application is required via e-mail. The first 15 applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The venue is the cooking room of Minami Senri Area Community Hall, which is about a three-minute walk from Minami Senri Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.

For more information and applications, e-mail wagokoro@live.jp

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