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Kyoto's major spring dances

Kyoto's major spring dances

In Japan, sakura (cherry blossoms) and hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) parties are probably the top recognized symbols of the arrival of spring. In Kyoto, however, there is another custom to enjoy: dance performances by geiko (geisha) and maiko (geisha apprentices) to songs and music mainly ...

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EU Film Days 2017

EU Film Days 2017

EU Film Days celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a carefully curated selection of cinematic gems from Europe. Twenty-eight films will be screened during the festival, which will be jointly held at the National Film Center in Tokyo and The Museum of Kyoto. ...

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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Viewers can be swept up into a variety of worlds during the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, showing 250 films at six venues in Tokyo and Yokohoma throughout June. Born from a passion project of actor Tetsuya Bessho in 1999, Short Shorts Film ...

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Nijigen No Mori opening

Anime fans can experience the world of their favourite characters at Hyogo’s new Nijigen No Mori park opening in July on Awaji Island. The anime park’s website promises to deliver a “completely new experience” as visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Japanese ...

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Reborn-Art Festival

Festival goers can enjoy art, music and food at the Reborn-Art Festival. The event was dubbed “reborn” to point to the redevelopment of Tohoku after being struck by earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Attendees can can meet people with values ​​that you will not ...

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Kamo River Summer Terraces

Kamo River Summer Terraces

Over the centuries, Japanese people have thought up many ways to combat the muggy summer weather. Kyotoites in particular have always beat the heat with a certain elegance, one way has been to take their meals on kawayuka (dining terraces built on rivers). This ...

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