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Foreign students studying in Japan can see regular exhibitions free of charge at the Kyoto National Museum on Nov. 5 and the Tokyo National Museum on Nov. 6.

At the Tokyo National Museum, foreign students can view the Japanese Gallery, the Asian Gallery, the Japanese Archaeology section and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, as part of Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students.

The Kyoto National Museum’s Collection Hall is also free to foreign students.

To qualify for free entry, visitors must show their valid student ID.

Other events for foreign students at Tokyo National Museum on Nov. 6 are:

* Lectures: “12,000 Years of Japanese Art — Sculpture, Painting, Calligraphy and Design” at 11 a.m. and “The Influence of Nature on Japanese Aesthetics” at 2:15 p.m. Both will be held in the Heiseikan Auditorium.

* Japanese-art tours from 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Meet in the entrance hall of the Honkan building, the Japanese Archaeology Gallery entrance or the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures.

* Tea ceremonies will be held at the Okyokan Teahouse in the museum garden at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Up to 20 people will be admitted. Sign up at the entrance of the Toyokan building at least 30 minutes prior to each session.

* Japanese green tea will be served in traditional style at the Kujokan Teahouse in the museum garden, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last sign-up 2:45 p.m.

* Performances of Japanese traditional music from 1:35 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. at the Honkan entrance hall.

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