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This month, and especially next week-end (November 17th&18th), a particular event is organized in Kansai. The entry to numbers of museums and other entertainment is FREE.
You can find the list of place participating from all over Kansai (9 prefectures) on the event website.
Enjoy your visits.

Another exhibition at SoHo Art Gallery Café. This time, all is to be seen through cubes. Sounds interesting. This exhibition is from 4th to 16th of September 2007.

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Here is the website of a friend, artist-photographer, exposing until 17th. Already the second exhibition in this gallery as far as i understand. Hopefully we might be able tell you about the visit at some point.

Gambate Celio !

On 12.9 Sat I went to Ohtsuki Noh Theatre to watch No Play "Dojoji" and to work as an interpreter in back stage tour.This is my second time to watch Dojoji. Last time was on 11th last month.

As I studied the story scene by scene, I could enjoyed the play a lot more than last time. Bunzo sensei is a wonderful noh actor. Shirabyoshi, a female dancer in act 1, turns into a demon snake in act 2. Her deep love made her into a awful big snake but still her feelings toward the bell(simbolized a monk she loved) didn't disappear. Bunzo sensei expressed this feeling wonderfuly even over a hannya mask. That was beautiful and sad at the same time.

It is difficult to understand without knowing the outline of the play. It could be harder for foreigners. This time we prepare English version of the outline and Ohtsuki Noh Theatre invited some professors and students from Kansai Gaidai. It seems they enjoyed the play a lot and impressed by it.

After the play, there is a special back stage tour, which is useally not held. As I speak a bit of Enlish and taking care of their website, I served as interpreter for the back stage tour.Ms. Shimizu from Ohtsuki Noh Theatre explained noh theatre itself and showed back side of the stage including "Kagamino-ma", the mirror room and anterooms for players. More than 10 people joined this tour and everybody seemed impressed and interested by the tour and Noh itself.

I couldn't express well everything that Ms. Shimizu explained but at least people got some idea from what I told them and it was a great honor to do something. After this tour I felt the need to brush up my English skills...

There will be another play with English ourline of the play and back stage tour. I'll announce that on this blog in advance.

Ohtsuki Noh Theatre Official Website

You can enjoy beautiful Noh slideshow here. Click on the picture on the left side of the page. Make sure to enable JavaScript on your computer.

Whynot!?Japan

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Japan Current Event and Free Classifieds, 'WhyNot!? JAPAN' links to various aspects of life such as travel, jobs, accommodation, music, culture, friends, language exchange in Japan. They also have international parties and Open Mic Night every month in Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. This website provides basically two different threads of information : classified ads and party announcements. Those parties you're sur to find loads of people coming for the reason than you, fun !
Next party : *WHAT'S POPPIN* @PURE on the 24th of november.
But the one to not miss is WhyNot!? Exotic Night in 大阪 on the 25th. All info on Whynot!? Japan.

13th Osaka European Film Festival

~ 3rd to 29th November 2006 ~

~ Premiere Screenings: 23rd to 26th November 2006

  • 1/ Premiere Screening of the latest films from Europe in Japan !
  • - “La Tigre e la Neve”, with Roberto Benigni.
  • - “Grbavica”, and “Dennis van Rita”post-war Bosnian movies.
  • 2/ TRIBUTE TO LUCHINO VISCONTI & ADRIANA ASTI
  • 3/ CZECH RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING 1965~1994
  • 4/ 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF FRANCISCO JAVIER
  • 5/ KINDER FILM SPECIAL: FILM MADE BY CROATIAN CHILDREN !
  • 6/ THE WORLD OF MIRRORMASK

A very big program, with movies from all over Europe. Not to miss .All details avaible in english and japanese here.

If you are interested in Noh Theatre or Japanese culture, this is a great event for you. You can get an outline of "Dojoji" in English on 9th Dec. at Ohtsuki Noh Theatre.

You can see Noh masks as well as Costumes and Fans. When you click on thumbnails of photos, bigger photos of masks will be displayed.

What are for you the best spots around Osaka and Kyoto to watch beautiful red leaves trees during the automn ? We wait for you comments.
obiI've visited Tenjin-san Flea Market at Kitano Shrine.People sell antique and second hand Kimonos & Obis, ceramics, ethnic goods, food, furniture, swords and just about anything else you can imagine.You can get a Kimono or a Obi for 1,000 yen! Obi could be a good souvenir to decorate your table.

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Some sellers do speak English a little. You can try to negotiate to have some discount. If you haven't visited this nice and cheap place to get stuff, I strongly recommend to have a look! You might be amazed. There are more variety shops than you can imagine.

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selling protection & swords

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[ACCESS]
City Bus (5O) or (101) from JR Kyoto Station;(201)Demachiyanagi Station to Kitano Tenmangu-mae
[Open]
9:00〜17:00
Tenjin-san(on 25th of every month)
7:00〜21:00
[Admission]
Free

Even a famous Maiko visited this flea market.
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Date & Time: Sunday, 11th June 2006 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 2nd Floor, International House, Osaka
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FAX: 06-6773-8420
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