September 23rd Culture Fair



Try a variety of hands-on Japanese activities in a beautiful Meiji-era garden and teahouse!

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 13:00 – 16:00
Where: Nakamura Park Memorial Hall, a short subway ride from Nagoya Station (see here for details)
What: try several hands-on Japanese cultural activities, in whatever order and for as long as you like; there is no set schedule. This month we are offering kimono (men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes available; photography in bamboo garden also possible), 13-string koto harp, taiko drumming, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and paper crafts, introduced to you by a group of friendly teachers with experience sharing Japanese culture overseas.



Reservations:

Email japanfolkfestival@jffjff.com or call 052-413-8200 for tickets, or use the contact form at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing you there!

We will also be offering different activities on our upcoming programs (October 15th and November 19th; future dates TBA) so follow this blog or our Facebook page for updates.



Tickets:

Advance (reserved by September 8th):
Adults ¥4000, children 6-12 ¥2500 (children under 6 free)

Standard:
Adults ¥5000, children ¥3000

Admission includes all materials necessary for the day’s activities, and completed crafts, art, calligraphy, and sweets can be taken home as souvenirs.

Nagoya event: “The Art of the Guitar”

On September 10th, Spanish-based guitar performer and professor Takagi Masayuki will be in Nagoya as part of his “The Art of the Guitar” tour. As part of a 3:00 PM afternoon concert, he will perform a number of contemporary works by composers from around the world, including Antonio Lauro’s Five Venezuelan Waltzes, Alexandre Tansman’s Cantina, and Frederico Moreno Torroba’s captivating Sonatina.

For tickets, contact Muse Salon in Ozone (see flier for details).

Sunari Festival

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of taking a group of travelers to experience the Sunari Festival in Kanie, and we saw why it’s earned its spot as a UNESCO important cultural heritage event. In addition to watching the decoration of the stately lantern boat, we were lucky enough to meet the mayors of Kanie and Nagoya. In spite of the massive crowds pouring into this small town, the people of Kanie were extremely welcoming, and we all enjoyed a wonderful evening together.

In autumn we’ll be arranging more tours to visit other local festivals – stay tuned!