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Sunday, March 25, 2012

KANSAI: Who & What

Art market in Kobe will showcase local artists

An art market organized by the Conference on Art and Art Projects (CAP) will take place next Saturday and Sunday in Chuo Ward, Kobe.

Artists will set up booths to showcase and sell their works at the CAP Art Market 2012, and also will conduct workshops. A cafe will be open on the fifth floor of the venue.

The hours are from noon to 7 p.m. next Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following day. Admission is free.

CAP is a nonprofit group that promotes cultural activities. The venue, CAP Studio Y3, is a 15-minute walk north of Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line. For more information, contact the organizer at info@cap-kobe.com (please use Japanese for any enquiries).

Kyoto Art Center to stage free piano concert

A piano concert will be held next Sunday in Chukyo Ward, Kyoto, featuring piano duo if.

The concert, to be held at the Kyoto Art Center, has been organized by Uki Iwasaki and Keiko Fujishima. Admission is free and no advance applications are required.

The venue is a five-minute walk from Shijyo Station on the Torimaru subway line. For further information, contact the organizers at (075) 882-4358 or visit the art center's website at www.kac.or.jp (in Japanese and English).

Osaka to exhibit famed graphic designer's work

The Ddd Gallery is hosting an exhibition titled "Ikko Tanaka Poster 1980-2002" in Osaka through May 11 to mark the 10th anniversary of the renowned, Nara-born graphic designer's death.

The exhibition will feature Tanaka's later works from 1980 until his fatal heart attack in 2002, including his best-known poster, "Nihon Buyo." Admission is free. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is a five-minute walk from Nanba Station on the Yotsubashi subway line. For more information, please go to www.dnp.co.jp/gallery/ddd (in Japanese and English).

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