2006年5月アーカイブ

http://www.do-not-zzz.com/ provided by Kodaiji Temple explains Zen with animation.
When you hear the word "Zen", it might sound difficult and not interesting.
However, this site explains Zen world in a funny and interesting way.

All the explaination is in English and you just need to click objects one by one.

From May 19th to October 8th, a garden in Kodaiji temple will be illuminated and have music concerts on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
The concert itself is free of charge but you need to pay admission fee to the place.

Adult/¥600
junior high school students/¥250
a party more tha 30 memgers/¥500
children/free of charge

Address: 526 Shimogahara-cho Kodaiji,Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto,605-0825 Japan
Tel: 075-561-9966
Fax: 075-561-7387
URI: http://www.kodaiji.com/index.html

Access:
From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station or Keihan Shijo Station, city bus 207. Get off at Higashiyama Yasui and walk east 5 min.

From JR Kyoto Station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station, city bus 206(Higashiyama direction). Get off at Higashiyama Yasui and walk east 5 min.

From JR Kyoto Station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station,15 min. by taxi.

Due to the narrow streets and lack of parking space,please refrain from comming by private automobile.
Takigi-noh is a traditional Noh play performed outdoors with bonfires.
Heian Shrine is the first shrine started Takigi-noh after world war 2 and famous for Takigi-noh.
This time, the theme is "the journey of Yoshitsune."
He is a hero in Heian period and also known as "Ushiwakamaru."

Date: June 1st and 2nd
Doors Open: 16:30
Performance begin: 17:30
Performance end: 21:00
Place: Heian Shrine, unreserved seat
Admission:
advance tickets: ¥2500 (more than 15 members, ¥2200/person)
ticket sold on the day of the performance: ¥3300

Places to get tickets:
Heian Shrine, Takashimaya Kyoto store, Daimaru Kyoto store, hotels in Kyoto city, Electronic Ticket Pia, Convernience store, Lawson and some other places.
Tel: 075-771-6114(Kanze kaikan)

Ticket Pia : you can buy tickets
URL: http://ap0.pia.co.jp/pia/et/onsale/ons_perform_list_et.jsp

[Performance program]
1st day (June 1, 2006)
Yashima: Noh play by Kanze style
Yoshinoshizuka: Noh play by Kongo style
Kagyu: kyogen: Kyogen play by Ohkura style
Kuramatengu: Noh play by Kongo style

2nd day (June 2, 2006)
Funabenkei: Noh play by Kanze style
Futarishizuka: Noh play by Kanze style
Nowatorimuko: kyogen: Kyogen play by Ohkura style
Funabenkei: Noh play by Kongo style
tea_fieldThe Kyoto Prefectural International Center is providing foreign residents of the Prefecture with the chance to go tealeaf picking in Wazuka Town, the most famous tea-producing region in Japan.

[Date]
May 13th (Sat) 6:45〜18:00
6:45 Meeting at Kyoto Station
7:00 JR departure from Kyoto Station

[Place]
Wazuka town

[Details]
1. 6:45: Meeting, registration
2. 7:00〜9:00: JR and Bus to Wazuka Town
3. 9:30〜12:00: Workshop--Tea picking
4. 13:00〜16:00: Study program:
a. Tea tasting game
b. Observe tea production operations, visit factory
c. Meeting with local residents

[Participants]
highly motivated 45 foreign residents interested in tea production
(first come first serve)
Must be able to stand and pick tea outside the entire morning
Must be able to be at the Station to meet by 6:45 sharp
Meeting time strictly enforced
(JR leaves at 7:00)

[Participation fee]
 2440yen
(includes traveling expenses and lunch)

[Language]
Japanese with English interpretation

[Application deadline]
Application period will stop at 45 people.

[Note]
Will be cancelled in case of rain.
*Further details will be sent after the application is received.
green_teaKyoto Prefectural International Center
9F Kyoto Station Building Shiokoji Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto, 600-8216
TEL : 075-342-5000
FAX : 075-342-5050
Email : main@kpic.or.jp
URL : http://www.kpic.or.jp/
一歩進めて能鑑賞 演目別にみる能装束This book is written in Japanese. But still you can enjoy just looking at beatiful photos. This book explains details of Noh costume so that Noh beginners can enjoy watching Noh Theatre.So far, this is the best book I've ever bought for Noh beginners including me.
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"Minna no Kyozai" is a website managed by The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Urawa.
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Once you register as a member user, you can access to more than 10,000 teaching resources for free.
This website is created in Japanese, English and Korean and mainly for Japanese Teachers. Thus there are a lot of explanations how to tell Japanese culture to foreigners. Teaching materials are written in Japanese with "Furigana" and English. You can teach yourself very easily.
It could be more useful than general text books for Japanese learners.
If you have Japanese friends or a speaking partner to study Japanese, you could bring this material and study together.URL: http://momiji.jpf.go.jp/kyozai/English/index.php
Here is a non exhaustive list of sites that help in the search of a job in various ways.
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Job Dragon
URL: http://www.jobdragon.com/index_e.asp

Japan Times Jobs
URL: http://job.japantimes.com/index_e.php

GaijinPot.com
URL: http://www.gaijinpot.com/

CareerCross
URL: http://www.careercross.com/en/

japanesejobs.com
URL: http://www.japanesejobs.com/index.html

JobSeekJapan
URL: http://www.jobseekjapan.com/

JAPAN ENGLISH TEACHER
URL: http://www.japanenglishteacher.com/index.html
Japanese Language Proficiency Test by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test will be held both in Japan and abroad to evaluate and certify the proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers.
This kind of Japanese language certification is required to apply to Japanese companies
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1. Application Form: The booklet will be on sale on and after July 3 (Mon), 2006 at major bookstores in Japan for 500 yen per copy. For the store list, please see the JEES website.
2. Test Fee: 5,500 yen
3. Application Period: July 3 (Mon) to September 5 (Tue), 2006
(Applications postmarked after September 5, 2006 will not be accepted).
Additional application period: September 12 (Tue) to October 4 (Wed), 2006
(Applications postmarked after October 4, 2006 will not be accepted.)
Additional handling charge 3,000 yen is required.
4. Sending off the Test Voucher: Scheduled for October 27 (Fri), 2006

URL: http://www.jees.or.jp/jlpt/en/index.htm
Inquiries (in Japan)
JLPT Section, Test Division, JEES
Tel. 03-5454-5577

Internet Nihongo Shiken
URL: http://momo.jpf.go.jp/sushi/index.html
This website is run by the Japan Fundation.
It is free to register and take online Japanese test as your preparation for the real test.
http://www.jpf.go.jp/j/index.html
HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH TO JAPANESE STUDENTSThis book includes pronunciation basic grammar, vocabulary and games.Good book for biginner teachers.
HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH TO JAPANESE STUDENTS