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Dancers sought for ‘Dance 4 All’ Kyoto event

Kyoto Art Center is seeking people who are interested in performing in the “Dance 4 All” events in Kyoto on Feb. 22 and 23.

Dancing skills and experience are not required, but participants need to attend as many practice sessions as possible between Feb. 8 and 21. Participation is ¥1,500. An application form is downloadable at www.kac.or.jp/9949/ (in Japanese). Applicants can submit the form by fax (075-213-1004) or directly to the center by Jan. 28.

The center is a five-minute walk from Shijo Station on the Karasuma subway line and Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line. For details, call the center at 075-213-1000.

Suita museum to show ‘Rabbit Hole’ film

The National Museum of Ethnology in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, will show the U.S. film “Rabbit Hole” with Japanese subtitles starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free, and numbered tickets will be distributed starting at 10 a.m.

The museum is about 15 minutes on foot from Koen Higashiguchi Station on the Osaka Monorail.

For more information, go to www.minpaku.ac.jp/museum/event/fs (in Japanese) or call 06-6878-8210.

Nara to host annual grass-burning festival

The annual “yamayaki” (grass-burning) festival will be held on Mount Wakakusa in the city of Nara starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday following a 15-minute display of fireworks.

The venue is a 15-minute walk from the Daibutsuden Kasugataisha-mae bus stop on a city loop bus that starts from JR and Kintetsu Nara stations.

For more information, go to narashikanko.or.jp/en/ (in English) or call 0742-22-3900.

NPO to hold international exchange party

The International Cross Culture Promotion Center, an NPO, will run a new year international exchange party in Nagoya on Sunday.

Recreational games and opportunities to learn aspects of Japanese culture are planned during the event, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A light meal will be available. Participation is ¥1,000 for foreigners and ¥2,000 for Japanese. Reservations can be made by sending an email to international0317_npo@yahoo.co.jp or calling 080-1559-9744.

The event will take place in Nagoya International Center, which is a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station.

More details can be found at www.kokusai1.org/event/?p=632 (in Japanese).

Chinese, English children’s books to be read

Volunteers will read children’s books in Chinese and English at Nagoya International Center between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Participation is free, and no reservations are required.

To find out more about the event, check www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/10998 (in English). The number is 052-581-0100.