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Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Exhibition on orchid woodblock prints in Kyoto

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition titled "A Story of Rankafu, Japanese Woodblock Prints of Orchids" in Otokuni-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, through May 27.

The series of prints known as "Rankafu" was published in 1946 by Shotaro Kaga, an owner of the Oyamazaki villa and a pioneer of orchid cultivation in Japan.

Tickets are ¥900 for adults and ¥500 for students. The exhibit features gallery talks by a curator and a Chinese tea ceremony. The museum is a 10-minute walk from JR Yamazaki Station. For more details, visit www.asahibeer-oyamazaki.com (in Japanese and English).

Learn traditional arts at Terakoya school in Kobe

Kobe Cross Cultural Center is seeking participants for its Terakoya school, with yearlong courses on Chinese ink painting, origami and writing haiku in English.

The fee is ¥6,620 for painting, ¥5,670 for haiku and ¥4,730 for origami, and 25 people will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The venue is Kobe Asian Plaza on the fourth floor of Shoes Plaza, a three-minute walk north of Shin Nagata Station on the JR Kobe Line. For reservations and more details, contact the center at (078) 646-8127.

Spanish buffet on offer at Ramada Osaka

The Ramada Osaka in Kita Ward is organizing a Spanish buffet through April 27.

The hotel will offer 25 dishes, including paella and Spanish omelet. Lunch is from 11:30 am to 2 p.m. and dinner is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It costs ¥1,800 for lunch and ¥2,500 for dinner.

The hotel is connected to Exit 3 of Nakatsu Station on the Midosuji subway line. For information, phone the hotel at (06) 6372-1656 or go to www.ramada-osaka.com (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean).

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