Foreign anime artists to converge on Kobe

Animation artists from Israel, Poland and Switzerland will show their works and speak about the animation industry in their countries in Kobe on Feb. 21 and in Kyoto on Feb. 22.

Admission is free. Reservations are recommended and can be made by sending an email to by Feb. 20.

The event in Kobe will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kobe Art Village Center, a five-minute walk from Shinkaichi Station on the Kobe Kosoku Line. The Kyoto session will run from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kyoto Art Center, five minutes by foot from Shijo Station on the Karasuma subway line and Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

More details are available at (in Japanese) or by calling 03-6670-5676.

Sample the freshest sake varieties in Kyoto

Visitors to the Fushimi area in the city of Kyoto will have a chance to taste the newest sake of the year from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23.

In addition to sake tasting, sweets made from sake as well as sake cups and Kyoto vegetables will be on sale.

The venue is a five-minute walk from Fushimi Momoyama Station on the Keihan Line.

More information can be found at (in Japanese) or by calling 075-612-6006.

Play around with Chinese kids in Osaka

Elementary school students around Minoh, Osaka Prefecture, can play with Chinese students in Japan on Feb. 22, giving them the chance to learn the Chinese language, tai chi chuan, and Chinese games.

The event will last from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participation is free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 072-727-6912.

The venue, Minoh Multicultural Center, can be reached by taking buses 30, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 66 and 79 from Kitasenri Station on the Hankyu Senri line and getting off at the Onohara stop.

For details, see (in Japanese).

Antique fair ends in Nagoya this weekend

The 80-stall Nagoya Antique Festa will run until Sunday.

The event, which starts each day at 10 a.m., will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.

The venue is Port Messe Nagoya, a five-minute walk from Kinjo Futo Station on the Aonami Line.

More details can be found at (in Japanese). The contact numbers are 090-3238-9181 and 052-398-1771.

Film classic ‘Charade’ to be shown in Nagoya

The Minami Mini Theater in Nagoya, which shows movie masterpieces every other month, will screen “Charade” starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is ¥500.

The theater can be accessed by taking bus 1 from Horita Station on the Meijo subway line and getting off at Chikama Dori 2-Chome.

For more details, check (in English) or call 052-823-6511.

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