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Noh performance on torch-lit stage in Kyoto

Nighttime Takigi Noh will be performed on a torch-lit outdoor stage at Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto this Sunday and Monday.

Admission for the play, which will start at 5:30 p.m. each day, is ¥4,000.

The shrine is a 10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Line.

For further information, go to kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php?InforKindCode=2&ManageCode=1000045 (in Japanese) or call 075-771-6114.

Fish-release featured in Gion Hojoe Festival

“Maiko” apprentice geisha will release 2,000 small fish from Tatsumi Bridge into the Shirakawa River in Kyoto on Sunday during the Gion Hojoe Festival to show gratitude for living creatures.

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., during which traditional music will also be performed. The fish release will take place around 12:20 p.m.

The bridge is a 10-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Honsen Line.

More details are available at www.kyoto-kankou.or.jp/event/?id=2434&r=1335425665.4556 (in Japanese). The contact number is 075-701-5181.

Lessons for non-Japanese on wearing ‘yukata’

Foreign residents are invited to learn how to wear the informal summer kimono known as the “yukata” during lessons offered on June 19 and 26 and July 3 at the Osaka International House Foundation.

The lessons will take place twice each day, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participation is ¥1,500.

Participants will not have to bring their own yukata. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 06-6773-8989 or through www.ih-osaka.or.jp/english/news/20140513_2968/ (in English).

The foundation is several minutes on foot from Tanimachi 9-chome Station on the Tanimachi Line or Osaka Uehonmachi Station on the Kintetsu Line.

30 firms to attend job fair for foreign students

A job-hunting fair for foreign students well be held June 12 in Nagoya.

About 30 companies that are seeking non-Japanese employees will attend the fair, which will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Participation is free and no reservations are required.

The venue is Nadya Park, a five-minute walk from Yabacho Station on the Meijo Line.

Further information is available at aichi-foreigner.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/ryugakusei/ryuugakusei-fairjyouhou.html (in Japanese). The contact number is 052-264-1901.

Kids welcome at classical concert in Suzuka

A concert where babies less than 1 year old will be allowed in the audience will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture.

Several members of the Osaka Symphony Orchestra will play pieces by various composers, including Taro Hakase and Jo Hisaishi. Admission is ¥1,500 for adults and ¥500 for junior high school students and younger.

The venue is Suzuka Shimin Kaikan, a six-minute walk from Suzukashi Station on the Kintetsu Suzuka Line.

To find out more about the concert, www.s-bunka.net/theater/140601.html (in Japanese) or call 059-384-7000.