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Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010
KANSAI: Who & What
Exploration of Indian and Japanese flutes
The Conference on Art and Art Project is inviting people to a Japanese and Indian flute concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in Chuo Ward, Kobe.
The concert will explore new possibilities by comparing Japanese and Indian music. Miwako Mori will play the "shinobue," a type of Japanese traditional flute, and Hiroshi Nakagawa will play an Indian bamboo flute.
Tickets are ¥2,000 in advance and ¥2,500 at the door. Indian curry, prepared by Nakagawa, will be sold for ¥500 with advance reservations.
The venue is Cap Club Q2, near Port Terminal Station on the Port Liner railway. An access map can be found at www.cap-kobe.com/club_q2/2009/06/07185157.html (in Japanese).
For tickets and more information, contact the organizer at email@example.com or at (078) 222-1003 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Free Christmas Eve concerts in Otsu
Free vocal ensemble miniconcerts will bring festive spirits to Biwako Hall in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, on Dec. 24.
Biwako Hall Vocal Ensemble will perform Christmas songs such as "Joy to the World," "Silent Night" and "Ave Maria," with Shuji Okawa as conductor. Sakiko Okamoto will accompany them on the piano.
Two 30-minute concerts will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The venue is the main lobby of Biwako Hall, a 20-minute walk or seven-minute bus ride from Otsu Station on the JR Biwako Line. No admission or reservations are required.
For further information, contact the hall at (077) 523-7152 or access its website at www.biwako-hall.or.jp/ (in Japanese and English).
G-gauge LGB trains running at Hilton Osaka
Hilton Osaka in Kita Ward, Osaka, is showcasing the "Hilton Christmas Train," a large-scale model railroad diorama, in its lobby until Jan. 7.
The set measures 9.6 meters by 4.2 meters and features a winter European town with G-scale trains from German railroad model manufacturer Lehmann Gross Bahn.
The lobby is open to the public. The hotel is two minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station.
For more information, visit hiltonjapan.ehotel-reserva.com/hilton-osaka/