Wide-ranging traditional performance in Osaka

Traditional Japanese music, theater, dancing and comedic storytelling will be performed May 25 in Osaka.

Admission is free for the Wakanagi Concert, which will start at 2 p.m.

The venue is Creo Osaka Higashi, a seven-minute walk from Kyobashi Station on the JR Loop, Gakken Toshi, Tozai, Keihan and Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi lines.

For more details, visit (in Japanese) or call 050-3735-9390.

Foreigners can try on kimono with pro help

Non-Japanese people are invited to try on kimono for free May 25 in Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, with the help of professional dressers.

The session will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required by May 23 and can be made by sending email to (in English or Japanese) or calling 06-6831-4133 (in Japanese).

The venue is Korabo Senri Bunka Center, a one-minute walk from Senri Chuo Station on the Kita Osaka Kyuko and Osaka Monorail lines.

Card and board games from around the world

Foreign students and Japanese residents can get together to enjoy card and board games from all over the world May 24 at Minoh Association for Global Awareness in Minoh, Osaka.

There is no charge to attend the event, which will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The venue can be accessed by taking Hankyu 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.

To learn more about the event, check (in English) or call 072-727-6912.

Nagoya’s Yokiso villa hosting special event

The Yokiso traditional villa in Nagoya is hosting an international cultural exchange event Sunday.

Visitors can attend a tea ceremony at 1 p.m., play and listen to koto at 2 p.m. and try ikebana at 3 p.m.

Participation is ¥500 for Japanese citizens and free for foreigners. Registration is required and can be made by sending a fax to 052-759-4451 or email to

Yokiso is a 10-minute walk from Kakuozan Station on the Higashiyama Line.

Further information is available at (in English). The contact number is 052-759-4450.

International Philippine Festival in Nagoya

The Chubu Philippine Friendship Association will host the 30th International Philippine Festival in Nagoya on May 25.

The festival, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., will feature a mini bazaar, legal consultations, an art exhibition and a charity event. Admission is free, while raffle tickets will be sold for ¥1,000.

The event will take place in the Nagoya International Center, a seven-minute walk from Nagoya Station.

To find out more about the festival, check (in English) or call 052-834-0614.

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