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Saturday, June 2, 2012
KANSAI: Who & What
Sculptor Sato's works at Sagawa Art Museum
The Sagawa Art Museum in Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, is hosting an exhibition of sculptor Churyo Sato through June 24. Sato, who died last year at age 98, was a diligent artist, working from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 70 years.
Admission is ¥1,000 for adults and ¥600 for students. The museum, open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is a 25-minute bus ride from JR Moriyama Station.
For more information, go to www.sagawa-artmuseum.or.jp (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean).
2,000 fireflies on display in Umeda Sky Building
The underground event space in Umeda Sky Building in the city of Osaka is holding a firefly viewing through June 10 from sunset to 10 p.m. The event, which began Friday, features 2,000 fireflies. According to the organizer, 8 p.m. is the best time to watch them.
Admission is free. The venue is five minutes on foot from JR Osaka Station. For more details, visit www.skybldg.co.jp (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean).
Lawyers offer info on new foreign registration
The Kyoto City International Foundation will offer a briefing session by legal experts 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 9 on the new residence registration system for foreigners. The briefing will end at 3:20 p.m., followed by individual consultations of 20 minutes per person. Admission is free, but reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis.
The venue, Kyoto International Community House, is an eight-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line. For reservations and more details, call the organizer at (057) 752-3511 or visit www.kcif.or.jp (in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish).
Kid-friendly summer music fair starts June 9
The Yamaha Summer Music Fair will be held June 9 and 10 in Chikusa Ward, Nagoya, featuring electronic organ and piano concerts for families with small children. Admission is free.
Electronic organ lessons are also available for 17 people on the first day, and 18 people on the second day, both at 11 a.m. The fair runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.
Reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue, Fukiage Hall, is a five-minute walk from Fukiage Station on the Sakuradori subway line. For reservations, call the organizer at (0568)75-4177. For more details go to www.yamahamusic.jp/shop/komaki/saleinfo/detail/2939 (in Japanese).
Tea festival features 'shin-cha' and Darjeeling
LUPICIA Grand Marche 2012, a festival in honor of tea, will be held June 9 and 10 in Chikusa Ward, Nagoya. The theme is "Shin-cha (first tea of the season) and Darjeeling." Participants can taste different tea and sweets from around the world. A quiz event to guess the name of tea made in Taiwan will be held.
The festival will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 10. Admission is free. Advance applications are required through the website.
The venue, Fukiage Hall, is five minutes from Fukiage Station on the Sakuradori subway line.
For an application and more information, visit www.lupicia.com (in Japanese).
Top figure skaters take their show to Nagoya
The ice-skating show "THE ICE 2012" will be held July 21 and 22 at the Aichikyuhaku Kinen Koen in Nagoya. World-famous figure skaters, including Mao Asada, Takahiko Kozuka and Kanako Murakami, will perform.
Participation is ¥15,000 for SS-section seats, ¥10,000 for S-section seats and ¥20,000 for special seats. The first stage starts at 11:30 a.m. and the second stage at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Ticket Pia agency. (P-code: 621-035).
The venue is five minutes on foot from Aichikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station on the Linimo Line. For more information, see www.ctv.co.jp/event/the_ice/ (in Japanese).