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Noboru Tanaka + Masanori Nishimura “Resonance of the Landscape”

Nov 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2018
Art Court Gallery, 1-8-5 Tenmabashi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka, 530-0042 Japan

Art Court Gallery Until Apr 30, 2018 This open-air exhibition will be set along the OAP Sculpture Path until April 2018. Witness Noboru Tanaka’s nature-themed granite sculptures including Black Rain and Sound of Wind. Also explore Masanori Nishimura’s ethereal Blossom Tunnel and giant yellow Schoolchild Umbrella/Raining Light sculpture, among other works. Open: 11am–7pm (until 5pm

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¥510
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Hanaya Kanbei: A Photographer and His Age

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Hanaya Kanbei was a photographer active in Ashiya City, Hyogo prefecture from the pre-war era. Born in Osaka in 1903, he later bought a photography supply shop and co-founded the amateur Ashiya Camera Club in 1930. He and his fellow club members experimented with design techniques already occurring in the

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Sculptures Gathering

Nov 19, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 1-1-1 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku
Kobe, 651-0073

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Until Mar 19 This exhibition presents a selection of sculptures and 3D artwork created by masters of modern art, contemporary artists, and others. 2D artworks created by sculptors or related to sculptures will be also on display Open: 10am–6pm • Closed: Mon • Admission: Free • Access: Hanshin Line, Iwaya

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White Promenade

Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017
Shirahama Beach, Wakayama, Shirahama, Nishimuro District,
Wakayama , 649-2211 Japan

白砂のプロムナード Shirahama Beach, Wakayama Until Feb 28 A display of winter illuminations. Artistically designed shining objects brighten up the white sand beach. Time: 5pm–10pm • Admission: Free • Access: JR Shirahama Stn bus to Shirahama • nanki-shirahama.com

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Free
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Sennin-Buro Hot Spring

Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017
Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama, 1452 Hongūchō Kawayu, Tanabe-shi,
Wakayama, 647-1717 Japan

仙人風呂 Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama Until Feb 28 A natural outdoor hot-spring is open for free. A giant open-air bath is created on the banks of the Ohtou River. It will be lit up with lanterns on Saturdays. Time: 6:30am–10pm • Admission: Free • Access: JR Shingu Stn, bus to Kawayu Onsen • hongu.jp/onsen/kawayu/senninburo

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Sennin-Boro Hot Spring

Dec 1, 2016 - Mar 21, 2017
Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama, 1452 Hongūchō Kawayu, Tanabe-shi,
Wakayama, 647-1717 Japan

仙人風呂 Kawayu Onsen, Wakayama Until Mar 21 A natural outdoor hot spring is set up for free. This giant open-air bath created on the banks of Ohtou river is open only during the winter. Time: 6:30am–10pm • Admission: Free • Access: JR Shingu Stn bus to Kawayu Onsen • kumano-shingu.com

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¥2297 - ¥3223
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Sengoku The Real at Osaka Castle

Dec 16, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Osaka Castle Park, Osaka-jo 1-1
Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540-0002 Japan

戦国•ザ•リアルat 大坂城 Osaka Castle Park, Osaka Open for 56 days between Dec 16 and Mar 12 Universal Studios Japan presents a spectacular entertainment event at Nishino-maru Garden in Osaka Castle Park. Using projection mapping and pyrotechnics, the live performance will feature the great samurai warrior Yukimura Sanada. Time: Depend on date. Admission: ¥2,297 / ¥2,760

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¥900
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Robert Coutelas “I Seek the Small Golden Hand”

Dec 17, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto 618-0071 Japan

Asahi Beer Omayazaki Villa Museum of Art For Parisian painter Robert Coutelas, the creation of art was an inherently spiritual experience. “I work a lot,” he once remarked, “because working brings me closer to the mystery.” He felt a revulsion for the trends espoused by the European art community in the 20th century. Rather than

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¥600
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Manyo Collection Exhibition – New Additions 4

Dec 17, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017
Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture, 10 Asuka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun
Nara, 634-0103 Japan

Nara Prefectural Complex of Manyo Culture Until Feb 26 This museum houses more than 800 ancient artifacts, many of which make up Manyoshu, the oldest existing collection of classical Japanese poetry. The latest New Additions exhibition features some 90 works, including ceramic dolls, paintings, and other items donated by artists and collectors in 2015. Open:

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¥700
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Welcome to Tadanori Yokoo Hot Spring!

Dec 17, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art, 3-8-30, Haradadori, Nada-ku, Kobe
Hyogo, 657-0837 Japan

Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art Until Mar 26 This display spotlights two series of works created by Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and painter Yokoo Tadanori. All pieces relate to Japanese hot springs and public baths, filling the museum with the laid-back atmosphere of an onsen resort. Open: 10am–6pm (until 8pm Fri & Sun)

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¥1500
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A Journey to the Land of Immortals – Treasures of Ancient Greece

Dec 23, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017
Kobe City Museum, 24 Kyōmachi, Chūō-ku
Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken Japan

Kobe City Museum The aesthetic refinement of Ancient Greek art has mesmerized audiences from cultures around the world since the era of its creation. Centering on themes of polytheism and the intricate relationship between gods and mortals, the style depicted in Ancient Greek works has stood out against other historical art forms for its glorified

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¥1030
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Automata Europe and Japan

Dec 26, 2016 - Mar 1, 2017
Rokko International Musical Box Museum, Kitarokkō-4512-145 Rokkōsanchō, Nada-ku, Kōbe-shi,
Hyōgo, 657-0101 Japan

からくり人形西洋と日本 Rokko International Musical Box Museum, Hyogo Until Mar 1 An exhibition of European automata and Japanese mechanical puppets. While showing these classical dolls moving, they demonstrate their internal mechanisms and explore their history. Time: 10am–5pm (Closed Thursdays, Dec 31 & Jan 1) • Admission: ¥1,030 adults, concessions • Access: Rokko Cable Line, Rokkosanjo Stn,

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¥600
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Remnants of Reputed Katana Swords: Drawings of Katana Blades and the Splendor of Katana Swords

Jan 05 - Feb 27
Osaka Museum of History, 1-32 Otemae 4-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka, 540-0008 Japan

Osaka Museum of History Until Feb 27 The katana sword was a traditional weapon of choice wielded by ancient Japanese samurai, and has remained a cultural icon in modern times. Katana enthusiasts are invited to view a collection of drawings featuring renowned blades alongside ancient weapons forged by famous swordsmiths. Open: 9:30am–5pm • Closed: Tues

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¥500
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Plum Tree Bonsai Exhibition

Jan 07 - Mar 12
Keiun-Kan, Shiga, 2-5 Minatochō Nagahama-shi
Shiga, 526-0067 Japan

第66回長浜盆梅展 Keiun-Kan, Shiga Jan 7–Mar 12 This is the best exhibition of plum-tree pots in Japan. Take a look at a 400-year-old tree, a three-meter tree and 90 other magnificent pots of plum blossoms set in a traditional Japanese house. Time: 9am–5pm • Admission: ¥500 adults, concessions • Access: JR Nagahama Stn, 3-min walk •

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¥400
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The Beauty of the Prayer

Jan 14 - Mar 15
Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, Nara, 10-6 Noboriōji-chō
Nara, 630-8213 Japan

Nara Prefectural Museum of Art The culture and history of Nara, Japan’s capital city throughout the 8th century, has significantly influenced the artistic and emotional atmosphere of the country. The power of religious faith permeating Nara City, rooted mainly in the traditions of Shinto and Buddhism, has served Japan’s mentality with a rich sense of

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Free
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Life Beyond the Tsunami: Otsuchi People’s Struggles for Recovery and Hopes for the Future

Jan 19 - Apr 11
National Museum of Ethnology, 10-1 Senribampaku Koen
Suita, Osaka, 565-8511

This exhibition examines the March 2011 tsunami through the lens of Otsuchi, a small fishing town in Iwate Prefecture that was devastated by the disaster. Through a wide range of exhibits, visitors are invited to ask questions about what it was like to experience the tsunami and its aftermath firsthand, and also about what lessons

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The 211th Exhibition Graphics and Music

Jan 20 - Mar 18
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

As humans, we typically seek to express our inner feelings or thoughts by a variety of methods. Artistic activities are one such way, with music and art being representative examples. Whereas music, through sound and the human voice, appeals to our sense of hearing, art, through color and form, appeals to our visual sense. And

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Free
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The 211th Exhibition Graphics and Music

Jan 20 - Mar 18
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

kyoto ddd gallery Jan 20–Mar 18 An exhibition of posters from the foundation's permanent collection of graphic design works that are in some way related to music. Provides an insight into how designers express music visually. Time: 11am–7pm (until 6pm on Saturday and Jan 29) • Admission: Free • Access: Kyoto subway Touzai-line Uzumasa-tenjingawa, exit

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Graphics and Music

Jan 20 - Mar 18
kyoto ddd gallery, 10 Uzumasakamikeibu-cho,Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-city, 616-8533

kyoto ddd gallery Music and visual art both serve as means of expressing the inner feelings of their creators, who craft them to appeal to our senses of hearing and sight, respectively. These two mediums have maintained a deep reciprocal connection throughout history, with one inspiring or influencing the making of the other. The inception

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¥1500
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Orchid Exhibition 2017

特別展 淡路夢舞台ラン展2017 Awaji Yumebutai Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical Museum, Hyogo Jan 21–Mar 5 This is a feast for the senses with the beauty of orchids filling the 1,000-square-meter garden and aromatic fragrances from the flowers filling the air. Including valuable and rare breeds, over 10,000 pots of orchids will be on display in this popular

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¥900
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Pierre Alechinsky Exhibition

Jan 28 - Apr 09
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, kita-ku, Osaka
Osaka, 530-0005 Japan

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Pierre Alechinsky, born in Belgium in 1927, specializes in a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western painting styles. He embarked on his artistic career after World War II by getting involved with Cobra, an avant-garde group that championed creative freedom and individualism. He soon discovered Japanese calligraphy in Paris

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¥1000
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Visiting Hina-Ningyo Dolls in Gokasho

Feb 01 - Mar 20
Gokasho Omishonin-Yashiki, Shiga, 279 Gokashōtsukamotochō, Higashiōmi-shi,
Shiga, 529-1442 Japan

商家に伝わるひな人形めぐり Gokasho Omishonin-Yashiki, Shiga Feb 1–Mar 20 Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day Festival) is one of the most important festivals in Japan. It is the day that families pray for the happiness and prosperity of their young daughters. Many families display a set of figurines called hina-ningyo for this day of celebration. A picturesque town, Gokasho

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The Muggles

Feb 03 - Feb 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Woodstock Café, Ashiya, 2-11-201 Hamachō, Ashiya-shi
Hyogo, 659-0025 Japan

Every Fri & Sat Mellow ballads, classic rock, and dynamic rock-n-roll from Osaka-based jamming band Woodstock Café, Ashiya • Rock and Group Sounds • Free admission (¥2,000 for 2 drinks + snack) • Tel: 079-734-1044

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Shikayose – Herding Deer with Beethoven’s 6th Symphony

Feb 09 - Mar 12
Tobihino in Nara Park, Kasuganocho
Nara, 630-8212 Japan

鹿寄せ Tobihino in Nara Park, Nara Feb 9–Mar 12 Hundreds of deer rush from the forest to be fed, when a French hornist plays a verse of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. Shikayose is a highly popular attraction held during the winter mornings from February 9th to March 12th. Time: 10am (Closed Mon) • Admission: Free •

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¥2500
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POP Circus in Himeji

Feb 11 - Apr 09
Himeji Casty21, Kamiyacho, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture
Shiga, 670-0836 Japan

ポップサーカス 姫路公演 Himeji Casty21, Hyogo Feb 11–Apr 9 Juggling to Latin music, acrobats soaring through the air, and dogs performing tricks are all in a day’s pleasure for POP Circus meaning “pursuit of pleasure.” With high-flying, death-defying acrobatics, this is a display of athleticism and showmanship. POP Circus has a well deserved reputation for being

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¥1100 - ¥1300
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The Peter Rabbit Exhibition

Feb 11 - Apr 02
Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka, 大阪市北区大深町4-1(うめきた広場)、4-20(南館)、3-1(北館)
Osaka, 530-0011 Japan

ピーターラビット展 Knowledge Capital in Grand Front Osaka Feb 11–Apr 2 The world of Peter Rabbit will be on show to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. The original pictures, sketches, and personal items of the author will be on display. Time: 10am–6pm • Admission: ¥1,100 (¥1,300 at door) adults, concessions • Access: JR

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¥1000
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2017 MOBAC Show

Feb 22 - Feb 25
Intex Osaka, Osaka, 1 Chome-5-102 Nankōkita Suminoe-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, 559-0034 Japan

2017モバックショー 第25回国際製パン製菓関連産業展 Intex Osaka Feb 22–25 A biennial large bakery and confectionery show where visitors can learn everything they ever wanted to know about baking bread and sweets. The event includes demonstrations on how to make Japanese-style sweets, French-style confectioneries, breads, and more. Time: 10am–5pm • Admission: ¥1,000 • Access: Subway Cosmosquare Subway Stn, 9-min

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Free
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Kyoto Cuisine Exhibition

Feb 22 - Feb 28
Takashimaya Department Store, Kyoto, 京都市下京区四条通河原町西入真町52番地
Kyoto, 600-8520 Japan

第61回高島屋「京の味ごちそう展」 Takashimaya Department Store, Kyoto Feb 22–28 Lavish dishes from Kyoto’s famous restaurants will be showcased for this popular exhibition of Japanese cooking. Sampling of chefs’ specialities, stalls from traditional shops, and many more exciting events will take place. Time: 10am • Admission: Free • Access: Hankyu Line, Kawaramachi Stn • takashimaya.co.jp/kyoto

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¥3000 - ¥4700

Adachi Kumi and Okubo

Feb 23
Rag Live Spot, Kiyamachi-dori Sanjo Agaru, Kyoto Empire Bldg. 5F
Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku , Kyoto 604-8001 Japan

Japanese blues fusion guitarists Feb 23 Rag, Kyoto • 7:30pm • ¥3,000/¥4,700 • Tel: 075-255-7273 Feb 24 Chicken George, Kobe • 7pm • ¥4,300/¥4,700 • Tel: 078-332-0146

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8:00 am
Free
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Grindrecords Presents Weekly Party Room 2 Meets Carrageenan [From Belgium]

Feb 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
G.R.Cafe Terrace, 2 Chome-13-13 Nishishinsaibashi, Chūō-ku, Ōsaka-shi
Osaka, 542-0086 Japan

D'n'b/ Grime/ Hip Hop Free party at G.R.Cafe Terrace Live: Carrageenan(From Belgium) DJ YUTAKA (Grindrecords) DJ MEMENTO (BOURGEON DESIGNS) DJ RITZZZ SILVER STAR BIRCH OPEN : 8pm CLOSE : 11pm Charge Free ARTIST LINKS: https://soundcloud.com/carrageenan https://carrageenan.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-corner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNj7TYOuZlM https://soundcloud.com/grindrecords-osaka-japan

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12:00 pm
Free
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In/side/out hand-painted silk accessory exhibition

Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm - Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sio gallery, Chuo-ku, Minamisenba 1-3-26
Osaka, 542-0081 Japan

In/side/out Mária Roskó solo exhibition 23-26 February 2017 12:00-19:00 (last day until 17:00) Sio gallery, Osaka The exhibition comprises the works created during her 4 year-long stay in Japan and will also include the latest works that are inspired by Japanese urban landscape Mária Roskó is a Hungarian accessory designer currently living in Japan. The

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