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International music and dance festival in Suita

The National Museum of Ethnology in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, will host the Fete de la Musique 2014 from 10:25 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. June 22.

The festival will feature music and dancing from several countries, including Bolivia, China, Japan, Greece, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Tahiti, Uganda and Vietnam. Admission is free.

The museum is a 15-minute walk from Koen Higashiguchi Station on the Osaka Monorail.

For more information, check www.minpaku.ac.jp/museum/event/fetedelamusique/2014/index (in Japanese) or call 06-6878-8532.

Special morning classical concert in Kyoto

Nine members of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra will perform a morning concert at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in Kyoto featuring pieces by such composers as Johannes Brahms, Gustav Holst and Franz Lehar.

The musicians will also play some Japanese summer compositions.

Admission is ¥800. Children younger than elementary school students will not be allowed in.

The venue is Kyotoshi Kuretake Bunka Center Hall, close to Tanbabashi Station on the Keihan Honsen Line and Kintetsu Tanbabashi Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line.

More details are available at www.kyoto-ongeibun.jp/kuretake/business.php?y=2014&m=6#key713 (in Japanese). The contact number is 075-603-2463.

Major antique fair in Kyoto to open June 20

The 59th Antique Grand Fair in Kyoto will take place from June 20 to 22, with 350 stalls selling more than 150,000 items.

Admission is free. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on the last day, when it will close at 4 p.m.

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

Fore more details, visit www.gomoku-do.com (in Japanese) or call 077-522-2307.

Ikebana lessons for foreign students in Aichi

Foreigners studying in universities and colleges in Aichi Prefecture and their spouses can learn ikebana in a series of six lessons on Fridays from June 20 to July 25 in Nagoya.

Participation is ¥2,000. The lessons, which will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be in Japanese.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 052-654-3511 or sending email to isc@nic-nagoya.or.jp.

The venue is International Student Center, a five-minute walk from Minato Kuyakusho Station on the Meiko Line.

To find out more about the sessions, go to www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/en/e/archives/12838 (in English).

Lessons on ‘yukata’ for international students

Foreign university and college students in Aichi Prefecture are invited to learn how to wear “yukata,” the informal summer kimono, on June 21 in Nagoya.

The free lesson will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can bring along their own yukata if they wish.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 052-654-3511 or sending email to isc@nic-nagoya.or.jp.

The venue is International Student Center.