Saturday is the second day of the Sento (1,000 lights) memorial service at Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple in Kyoto.
Numerous candles will be lit between 5:30-8:30 p.m. in honor of thousands of deceased buried in the temple without any surviving relatives to pray for their souls. Admission is ¥1,000 for junior high school-aged students or older.
The temple can be accessed by taking Kyoto city bus 72 from Kyoto Station and alighting at Toriimoto.
For more information, check www.nenbutsuji.jp/nenkan.html (in Japanese) or call 075-861-2221.
Suita organization slates lecture on Philippines
Suita International Friendship Association in Osaka Prefecture will host a general lecture about the Philippines on Aug. 31.
The 1:30-3:00 p.m. lecture will be given by a Filipino. It is for junior high school students and above, and admission costs ¥500.
The venue is Minamisenri Chiku Kominkan, which is located in the same building as the association, and close to Minamisenri Station on the Hankyu Senri Line.
Reservations are required, and can be made by calling the association at 06-6835-1192. Visit suita-sifa.org (in Japanese).
Kyoto concert by students majoring in music
Music major students who are studying in Japan and abroad will play at a concert in Kyoto from 6 p.m. on Aug. 29. Pianists, violinists, a cellist, a guitarist, a flautist and a soprano singer will perform pieces by various composers, including Bizet, Liszt and Schuman.
The concert will take place in Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan (Museum of Kyoto), which is located three minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma and Tozai subway lines.
Visit micro.rohm.com/jp/rmf/naiyou/ongaku_katudou/young_concert13.html (in Japanese) or call 075-751-0617.
Nagoya, Aichi towns to host women’s film fest
The Aichi International Women’s Film Festival will take place between Aug. 31 and Sept. 8 in Nagoya and three other towns in Aichi Prefecture.
While some films are in English, others will have English subtitles. Tickets to watch the films cost ¥1,100 each and there are also tickets, at ¥500 each, to attend speeches by a subtitle translator and an actress.
View www.aiwff.com/2013/en/ (in English) or phone 052-962-2520.
Huge lanterns to be lit at Nishio’s Suwa Shrine
Twelve huge lanterns, each between 6 and 10 meters high, will be displayed and lit during a festival to be held Monday and Tuesday at Suwa Shrine in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture.
The lanterns will be hung at 8 a.m. and lit at 7 p.m. on Monday, and taken down at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Sacred music and dance, a sumo exhibition match and a display of Japanese archery will be also performed during the festival.
The shrine can be accessed by taking a Meitetsu Tobu Kotsu bus from Nishio Station on the Meitetsu Nishio line and getting off at Mikawa Isshiki.
View www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/out_and_about/OA-EN-201308.pdf (in English). The contact number is 0563-73-4276.