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International artists flock to ‘Kyoto Experiment’

The Kyoto International Performing Arts Festival’s “Kyoto Experiment” will run from Saturday until Oct. 27.

Artists from Argentina, Brazil, Britain, France, Germany and Japan will gather and present performances and related events, including exhibitions, lectures and symposiums at various sites throughout the city of Kyoto. The price for tickets varies depending on the event.

Additional details about “Kyoto Experiment” can be found at kyoto-ex.jp/eng/ (in English) or by calling 075-213-5839.

Osaka Castle Park to host ‘One Korea Festival’

The “One Korea Festival” will take place on Sunday in Osaka.

Food stalls will open from noon, followed by stage performances from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The venue is Osaka Castle Park, close to Osakajo Koen Station on the JR loop line.

For more information, please check www.wwonekorea.com (in Japanese) or call 06-7891-1187.

57th Antique Grand Fair to be staged in Kyoto

The 57th Antique Grand Fair in Kyoto will run for three days from Oct. 4 to 6.

About 350 booths will have over 150,000 items on sale at the fair, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the final day, when it will close at 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The venue for the fair is Kyoto Pulse Plaza, which can be accessed by taking the free shuttle bus from Takeda Station on the Kintetsu line and the Karasuma subway line.

For more details, visit www.gomoku-do.com (in Japanese). The contact number is 075-621-6873.

Reptiles World to feature, sell various critters

Lovers of reptile and amphibians can enjoy watching snakes, turtles, frogs and various other critters — and also buy them if they want — at the Nagoya Reptiles World 2013 on Saturday and Sunday.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is ¥700 for elementary school students and ¥1,200 for others.

The venue is Fukiage Hall at the Nagoya Trade and Industry Center, a five-minute walk from Fukiage Station on the Sakuradori subway line. More details can be found at www.tv-aichi.co.jp/reptiles-world/2013/index.html (in Japanese).

Osaka event to showcase traditional crafts

Traditional craftsmen will display how they make candles, kimono, lacquer, lanterns, paper, and local food until Sunday in Nagoya.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and until 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

The event is taking place at Oasis 21′s Ginga No Hiroba and at NHK Center Building’s Plaza Wave 21, close to Sakae Station on the Higashiyama and Meijo subway lines..

For further details, check www.meigiren.com/fureru/shokuninten.htm (in Japanese) or phone 052-972-3146.