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64th Kyoto Takigi noh performance to be held

The 64th Kyoto Takigi noh performance will take place from 5:30 p.m. on the first weekend of June in Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto.

Featured are the plays “Tamanoi,” “Hanjo,” “Ochanomizu” and “Koi no Omoni” on June 1, and “Kamo,” “Mitsuyama,” “Kubibiki” and “Oeyama” the following day.

Advance tickets cost ¥3,000 and at the gate on the day of performance ¥4,000.

The shrine is a 10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway line. For more information, visit www.kyoto-kanze.jp/takiginoh/takiginoh64.html (in Japanese) or call (075) 761-5253.

Osaka foundation to host free counseling event

Osaka International House Foundation will host a free information and counseling session for foreign residents from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9 in Osaka.

The session will cover issues such as child care, education, employment, health insurance, human rights, immigration, legal matters, medicine, the national pension and taxes.

A translation service will be provided in nine languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Tagalog, Spanish, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese.

The venue is International House in Osaka and it takes a few minutes on foot from Osaka Uehonmachi Station on the Kintetsu Line or Tanimachi 9-chome Station on the Tanimachi and Sennichimae subway lines.

For further information, go to www.ih-osaka.or.jp/english/news/20130513_2690/ (in English) or call (06) 6773-8989.

Osaka YMCA Senri branch to organize bazaar

The Senri branch of the Osaka YWCA will hold a charity bazaar in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 1.

The proceeds will go to volunteer activities sponsored by Senri YWCA, including meal delivery to senior citizens, a children’s library, programs for the young, child care services and support for victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The branch also welcomes items for sale at the bazaar, such as used clothes for the spring and summer and nonperishable foods. Admission is free.

The venue is YWCA Senri Center, a five-minute walk from Kitasenri Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.

To find out more about the event, check osaka.ywca.or.jp/other/bazaar/bazaar03.html (in Japanese) or call (06) 6872-0527.

Toyota museum to hold classic car festival

The 24th Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival will take place in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

About 100 privately owned classic cars will parade through the city between 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., while five cars from the museum will be featured for 30 minutes from 11:50 a.m. and from 1:50 p.m. Visitors can also enjoy driving some of the cars for 30 minutes from 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The main venue is Expo2005 Aichi Commemorative Park (Moricoro Park), close to Ai Chikyuhaku Kinen Koen Station on the Linimo Line.

For more information, visit www.toyota.co.jp/Museum/english/ccf2013/index.html (in English) or call (0561) 63-5151.

Aichi to host festival celebrating Hungary

Nagoya International Center will hold the Hungary Festival in Aichi from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 2.

A concert featuring music by Brahms, Haydn and other famous composers will be performed from 1:30 p.m., a Hungarian animation film will be screened from 2 p.m. and Hungarian salami and bread, as well as wine and sweets, will be offered at a party from 3:15 p.m.

Admission costs ¥1,500 for adults and is free of charge for those under the age of 16.

The center is a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station. To get more information about the event, visit www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/nagoya_calendar/nagoya_calendar_2013_05.pdf (in English) or call (052) 581-0100.