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Religious pantomimes set for Kyoto temple

“Mibu kyogen,” religious pantomimes that date back to the 14th century, will be performed at Mibudera Temple in Kyoto from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Tuesday and May 5. There will also be a night session from 6 to 10 p.m. on May 5.

Admission is ¥800 for adults, ¥600 for high school and junior high school students and ¥400 for elementary school students.

The temple is 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.

JALT teachers’ conference to be held in Itami

The Japan Association for Language Teaching is inviting language teachers to join their Back-to-School 2014 conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in Itami, Hyogo Prefecture.

A total of 22 presentations are planned on the day, along with poster sessions. Participation is ¥2,000.

The venue is Otemae University, a one-minute walk from Inano Station on the Hankyu Itami Line.

More details are at www.osakajalt.org (in English).

Scribes to discuss travel writing in Kyoto

The Society of Writers, Editors and Translators will hold a lunch and informal talk session with Judith Clancy about “Kansai: Writing Travel Books” from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 11 in a Kyoto restaurant.

Reservations are required by May 9 by sending an email to kansai@swet.jp. In addition to the charge for lunch, participants will need to pay ¥1,000 for the talk.

The restaurant is Soiru, a five-minute walk from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma subway line.

To learn more about the event, check www.swet.jp/events/event/u_events/779 (in English).

Aichi festival to mark 1575 Battle of Nagashino

The Nagashino Kassen Nobori Festival, which commemorates the 1575 Battle of Nagashino, will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 5 in Shinshiro, Aichi Prefecture.

Visitors can enjoy a samurai parade, drum performances, matchlock musket demonstrations and other traditional events. Admission is free.

The main venue is an eight-minute walk from Nagashinojo Station on the JR Iida line.

Further information is available at shinshirokankou.com/event/nobori.html (in Japanese) or by calling (0536) 32-0022.

Japanese classes for adults, children in Nagoya

Nagoya International Center will run another series of Japanese-language classes for adults and children in elementary school and junior high school every Sunday between May 18 and July 20. There will be an extra class for adults on July 27.

Classes for children will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and for adults from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12 to 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. depending on skill level.

Participation is ¥1,000 for children and ¥2,500 for adults. Adults need to pay an extra ¥500 to ¥1,000 to purchase teaching materials.

Applications will be accepted from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on May 11 for the children’s classes, and between 11 and 11:30 a.m. the same day for the adult classes.

The center is a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station.

To find out more, check www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/ (in English) or call 052-581-5689.