The antlers of sacred deer in Nara will be cut during a ceremony between Oct. 12 and 14.
The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Admission to the deer garden, set within the Kasuga Grand Shrine, is ¥500 for elementary school students and ¥1,000 for everyone else.
To access the shrine, take a Nara Kotsu bus bound for Kasugataisha Honden from JR or Kintetsu Nara Stations and go to the last stop.
Details about the event can be found at www.naradeer.com/events/index.html (in Japanese) or by calling 0742-22-2388.
Kyoto foreign residents invited to disaster drill
The Kyoto City International Foundation will hold a disaster drill program for foreign residents on Oct. 12.
During the drill, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., participants will try survival food and learn first aid and how to fight a fire. Participation is free. Reservations must be made by calling 075-752-3511 or sending an email to email@example.com.
The drill will take place at Kyoto International Community House, commonly known as “Kokoka,” a six-minute walk from Keage Station on the Tozai subway line.
To find out more information, access www.kcif.or.jp/HP/jigyo/saigai/en/kunren/index2013.htm (in English).
Mibu Temple in Kyoto to present pantomimes
Mibu Kyogen pantomimes will be performed at Mibu Temple in Kyoto on Oct. 12, 13 and 14.
The performance will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is ¥400 for elementary school students, ¥600 for high school and junior high school students, and ¥800 for adults.
The temple is located near Omiya Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line and Shijo Omiya Station on the Keifuku Randen line.
For more details, visit www.mibudera.com/kyougen.htm (in Japanese). The contact number is 075-841-3381.
Tea ceremony organized for Aichi students
Exchange students and their spouses living in Aichi Prefecture can join eight tea ceremony lessons between Oct. 16 and Dec. 4.
The lessons, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday, will be conducted in Japanese in a bid to improve participants’ language abilities. Participation is ¥2,000 for the entire course. Applications must be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The venue is International Student Center, a five-minute walk from Minato Kuyakusho Station on the Meiko subway line.
More details can be found at www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/10629 (in English) or by calling 052-654-3511.
Free walking tours around Nagoya scheduled
Free walking tours around Nagoya are set on Oct. 6, 14 and 26.
Sunday’s tour will start at 9:40 a.m. (phone 052-852-9307) at Mizuho Park, about a three-minute walk from Mizuho Undojo Higashi Station on the Meijo subway line. On Oct. 14 (052-453-5327) the tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Nakamura Park, about 10 minutes on foot from Nakamura Koen Station on the Higashiyama subway line. The tour on Oct. 26 (052-625-3876) will start at 10:30 a.m. at Odaka Ryokuchi, which is a five-minute walk from Sakyoyama Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya line. For further details, check www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/out_and_about/OA-EN-201310.pdf (in English).