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Street performers to act at Osaka festival

The Tempozan World Performance Festival will take place in Osaka between Sept. 14 and 16. Visitors to the festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, can watch 36 groups of street performers. Admission is free.

The venue is Tempozan Harbor Village, which is a five-minute walk from Osakako Station on the Chuo subway line.

To find out more about the event, go to www.kaiyukan.com/topics/2013/08/topic_000742.html (in Japanese) or call 06-6576-5529.

Free showing of Chinese film ‘Apart Together’

The National Museum of Ethnology in the city of Suita, Osaka Prefecture, will show the Chinese film “Apart Together” for free Sept. 15.

The film, which is in Chinese with Japanese subtitles, won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival. It will be shown between 1:30-4 p.m. and numbered tickets will be distributed from 10 a.m. on the day of the showing.

The museum is about a 15-minute walk from Koen Higashiguchi Station on the Osaka Monorail line. For more information, go to www.minpaku.ac.jp/museum/event/fs/movies1309 (in Japanese) or phone 06-6878-8210.

Foreigners invited to Kyoto tea ceremony

Foreign residents are invited to join a free tea ceremony in Kyoto on Tuesday.

The first session starts at 2 p.m., and the second at 3 p.m. Participants are required to make reservations by 5 p.m. Sunday by calling Kyoto City International Foundation at 075-752-3511.

The venue is Kyoto International Community House kokoka, a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.

For more details, visit www.kcif.or.jp/HP/event/top/en/img/EventCalendar201309.pdf (in English).

Nagoya’s Shirotori Garden to hold fall festival

Shirotori Garden in Nagoya will hold a fall festival on Sept. 16, 19, 21, 22 and 23. Visitors can enjoy the tea ceremony, folk songs, a performance with Japanese lutes, and moon gazing. There will also be stalls selling local delicacies from Aichi, Mie and Nagano prefectures.

The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 23, and from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, 21 and 22. In addition to the admission fee of ¥300 for high school students and above, there is a ¥500 charge to attend the tea ceremony.

The garden is a 10-minute walk from Jingunishi Station on the Meijo subway line. More details can be found at www.shirotori-garden.jp/artis-cms/cms-files/20130815-093405-7039.pdf (in Japanese). The contact number is 052-681-8928.

Affordable pottery on sale at Seto festival

Visitors to Seto, Aichi Prefecture, on Sept. 14 and 15 can browse at a pottery festival. Various items will be on sale at reasonable prices from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. There will be also be a fireworks display from 7:10 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The venue is near Owari Seto Station on the Meitetsu Seto line. For further details, check setocci.or.jp/setomonomatsuri/ (in Japanese) or phone 0561-82-3123.