ANEKA PROGRAM GEGER BULAN SEPTEMBER

THE GLITTER OF SEPTEMBER

NAGOYA CALENDAR AND PROGRAM

[ NIC INFORMATION ]

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TOYOHASHI FIRE FESTIVAL

17炎の祭典

The highlight of the festival is the fire dance 炎の舞(17:00 – 20:30) at the Toyohashi Baseball Ground (located inside Toyohashi Koen). The fire dance climaxes with a display of “tezutsu” hand-launched fireworks. Admission to the general festival area is free, but tickets are required to view the fire dance. These can be bought in advance (available until 9/7 except 9/1 & 2) using P-code 621-409 from Circle K, Sunkus, Seven Eleven, or Ticket Pia. Tickets are priced between 500 and 2500 Yen. Infield (700 Yen) and outfield (500 Yen) stand tickets are only available on the day.

  • When: Saturday, September 8 (10:00 – 20:30)
  • Where: Toyohashi Koen 豊橋公園, Toyohashi City
  • Access: A 3 minute walk from Toyohashi Koen Mae street car stop豊橋公園前 or a 20 minute walk from Toyohashi Station (Meitetsu & JR).

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AICHI INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2012

Held annually since 1996 at Will Aichi in central Nagoya, this festival the Aichi International Women’s Film Festival あいち国際女性映画祭 promotes works by female directors.

Bright Star © 2009 Apparition, All Rights Reserved

  • When: Saturday, September 1 to Sunday, September 9 (see schedule)
  • Where: Will Aichi ウィルあいち, Higashi Ward
  • Access: A 10 minute walk from Shiyakusho Subway Station, exit 2.
  • Tickets: Advanced tickets are available for just 900 Yen until August 31 at Lawson (L codes differ for each film), Aichi Arts Center, Will Aichi, Play Guide, and with P-Code 550-008 / 550-009 at Circle K, Sunkus, Seven Eleven, & Ticket Pia. Tickets can also be purchased on the day for 1100 Yen at Will Aichi (1F). Student & child tickets are 500 Yen.

Thirty-two films from around the world will be shown at the festival including an English language film and several films with English subtitles:

  • Bright Star (watch the trailer) is a 2009 drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne – cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25. Written and directed by Jane Campion – an Academy Award winner for the 1993 film “The Piano”.
  • Everyday is Alzheimer’s (毎日がアルツハイマー) is a 2012 Japanese documentary about a woman taking care of her elderly mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. (English subtitles)
  • Just Pretended to Hear (聴こえてる、ふりをしただけ) – a 2011 Japanese film about a young girl’s belief in the afterlife after the loss of her mother. (English subtitles)
  • My Tehran for Sale is an internationally acclaimed 2009 Australian-Iranian feature film written and directed by Iranian-Australian poet turned filmmaker Granaz Moussavi. (English subtitles)
  • The Collaborator and His Family is a 2011 documentary of a Palestinian family’s struggle to assimilate into Israeli society. (English subtitles)

My Tehran for Sale © Cyan Films

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BLAST!

Blast! The thrilling 2001 Tony and Emmy award-winning music spectacle is in Japan for a nationwide tour covering all 47 prefectures in a total of 102 shows! In the 2 hour show Blast!’s performers use 12 different types of brass instruments and 51 types of percussion instruments – ranging from trumpets and snare drums to trombones and didgeridoos. The cast features 3 guest Japanese performers as well as 34 of the show’s regular performers from the United States. Ticket holders will be able to meet and chat to the cast after the show.

Blast Japan Tour is also on Facebook.

There are 6 shows scheduled for Nagoya area:

Kani Public Arts Center 可児市文化創造センター  (L-code 48985)

  • Access: A 10 minute walk from Meitetsu Nihonrain-Imawatari Station 日本ライン今渡駅
  • When: Monday, September 3 (19:00)

Mie Center for the Arts 三重県文化会館 – Large Hall 大ホール (L-code 48127)

  • Access: A 20 minute walk from JR / Kintetsu Tsu Station 津
  • When: Thursday, September 6 (19:00)

Chukyo University Center for Culture & Arts 中京大学文化市民会館, Aurora Hallオーロラホール (L-code 48118)

  • Access: Connected at the basement level to Kanayama Subway Station
  • When: 
    • Friday, September 7 (19:00)
    • Saturday, September 8 (12:00 & 17:00)
    • Sunday, September 9 (12:00 & 16:30)

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MARC CHAGALL EXHIBITIONS

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was one of the 20th century’s most prominent artists. His art career spanned both world wars and led him from his home town in Belarus to St. Petersburg, Paris, Berlin, and New York, before finally settling in France after the WW2. In September, there are two fantastic exhibitions that focus on two different aspects of his work.

Marc Chagall: La réminiscence de l’amour マルク・シャガール-愛をめぐる追想

Through around 200 works – over 30 of which are being exhibited in Japan for the first time, this exhibition explores how Chagall depicted “love” in his art.

  • When: Wednesday, September 5 – Sunday, October 28
  • Open: 10:00 – 18:00; open until 21:00 on 9/21 & 10/19. Closed: 9/10, 18, 24, 10/1, 9, 15, 22.
  • Where: The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu岐阜県美術館
  • Access: A 15 minute walk from JR Nishi-Gifu Station 西岐阜 Admission: Adults 1200 Yen, College students 1000 Yen. Advance tickets 1000 Yen & 800 Yen. Free for preschool children and school students. Price includes admission to the Museum Collection.

Marc Chagall and his wife, Bella – 1934

Marc Chagall Exhibition – Paintings, Prints, and Tapestries マルク・シャガール展 ~油彩・版画・タピスリー~

Well-known for his paintings, sketches, and drawings, Chagall also produced collages, tapestries, textiles, stained glass, and ceramics. This exhibition is centered around the tapestries he produced with Yvette Cauquil-Prince (1928-2005), 16 of which are on show. There are also over 30 other paintings and lithographs on display.

  • When: Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, October 14 (10:00 – 19:30; until 18:00 on 10/14)
  • Where: Matsuzakaya Art Museum 松坂屋美術館, Matsuzakaya Department Store, South Wing 7F
  • Access: Yabacho Subway Station, exit 5
  • Admission: Adults 1000 Yen, students 800 Yen, under 16s free.

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TOYOTA COMMEMORATIVE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY

トヨタテクノミュージアム産業技術記念館

Sakichi Toyoda (1867 – 1930) devoted his life to developing looms. His oldest son Kiichiro Toyoda adapted and developed loom technology and went on to found the Toyota Motor Corporation in 1937. The museum was established in 1994 and is housed in one of Sakichi Toyoda’s old pilot factories.

Photo: Courtesy of the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The vast museum will give you a clear command of the technical progress that has taken place over the years in terms of textile machinery and automobile production. There’s also a hands-on children’s discovery area known as Technoland.

The museum offers guided tours led by museum staff that introduce and explain the exhibits. Guided tours are included in the admission price and are highly recommended. Every Sunday (14:00 – 15:30) there is an English-language tour of the Textile Machinery Pavilion and the Automobile Pavilion. Tours are open to individuals, families, and small groups, up to a maximum of 20 visitors. Reservations are not accepted in advance. To join a tour, apply at the pavilion entrance before the scheduled start.

You can also rent an English language audio guide (200 Yen) and tour the museum at your own pace; Japanese, Chinese, and Korean audio guides are also available.

  • Open: 09:30 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30). Closed on Mondays (except holidays), after Monday national holidays, and Dec 29 – Jan 3.
  • Admission: Adults 500 Yen, HS & JHS students 300 Yen, elementary age children 200 Yen, free for seniors (aged 65 or over).
  • Access: A 3 minute walk from Meitetsu Sako Station 栄生 or a 10 minute walk from Kamejima Subway Station, exit 2. Free car park also available.

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GRAPE PICKING IN AICHI

The grape picking season runs from late summer to early autumn. In Aichi Prefecture the warm coastal areas of the Chita Peninsula, Gamagori, and Okazaki are home to a large number of grape farms – many of which allow visitors to pick and eat grapes fresh off the vine.

Grapes are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6, and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium. Grape skins also contain resveratrol which has been positively linked to inhibiting cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

Two main varieties are grown – the Kyoho grape (巨峰) – a large, thick skinned, purple grape, and the Delaware grape (デラウェア) – a smaller, soft, sometimes seedless variety. Why not get out and enjoy the late summer weather and visit one of these farms?

Photo: Courtesy of Sightseeing Association Aichi

Gamagori Orange Park 蒲郡オレンジパーク

Reservations are required. 0533-68-2321. Limited to eating as much as you want inside the park. Visitors are not permitted to take grapes home.

  • Delaware grapes (until August 15)
    • Adults 1050 Yen, children 945 Yen, pre-schoolers 525 Yen.
  • Kyoho grapes (August 16 – Mid September)
    • Adults 1575 Yen, children 1470 Yen, pre-schoolers 1050 Yen.
  • Open: Daily 09:00 – 17:00
  • Address: Ogurimi1-93, Seida-cho, Gamagori City 蒲郡市清田町小栗見1-93
  • Website: www.orepa.jp
  • Access: A 15 minute (5km) taxi ride from JR Gamagori Station 蒲郡. By car it is a 10 minute drive from Otowa Gamagori Junction 音羽蒲郡 IC

Okazaki Komadachi Grape Farms 岡崎駒立

An association of 7 grape farms in Okazaki that all offer grape picking deals.

  • Delaware grapes (August 1 – August 30)
    • Adults 1200 Yen (1600 Yen with take home option), children 900 Yen, pre-schoolers 600 Yen
  • Steuben grapes (September 1 – October 10)
    • Adults 1200 Yen (1600 Yen with take home option), children 900 Yen, pre-schoolers 600 Yen
  • Kyoho grapes(August 20 – October 10)
    • Adults 1600 Yen, children 1100 Yen, pre-schoolers 800 Yen
  • Seedless Kyoho (August 20 – August 31)
    • Adults 1600 Yen, children 1100 Yen, pre-schoolers 800 Yen
  • Access: A 20 minute drive from Toyota Higashi IC on the Tomei Expressway. Tel: 0564-45-5151
  • Address: Okazaki City, Komadachi-cho

Obu Naganeyama大府長根山

Reservations are not required for individuals and small groups of less than 20. Limited to eating as much as you want inside the park. A “take home” option is extra.

  • Seedless Delaware grapes (August 5 – August 14)
    • Adults 1000 Yen (take home option 1500 Yen), elementary age children 800 Yen, pre-schoolers 500 Yen.
  • Kyoho grapes (August 23 – September 17)
    • Adults 1400 Yen, children 900 Yen, pre-schoolers 600 Yen.
  • Access: A 5 minute taxi ride or a 20 minute walk from JR Obu Station 大府
  • Address: Obu Shi, Nagane-cho 2-180 Tel: 0562-46-4911

Higashiura Morioka Budoen 東浦森岡ぶどう園

An association of 32 grape farms in Higashiura; seven of which allow visitors to pick their own kyoho grapes. A web discount coupon is available: www.hm-grape.com/coupon

The most convenient of these seven farms is Marusada Grape Farm. Details of the other 6 along with access information can be found here www.hm-grape.com/mame

Marusada Grape Farmマルサダぶどう園

All you can eat kyoho grapes (August 20 – mid-September), however visitors are requested to buy left over grapes that they have cut from the vine. Scissors, bucket, collection basket, and mat are provided

Reservations are required. Tel: 0562-83-0624

  • Open: 09:00 – 17:00.
  • Cost: Adults 1500 Yen, elementary age children 1000 Yen, pre-schoolers (aged 4 and up) 600 Yen. Access: A 5 minute walk from JR Owarimorioka Station 尾張森岡 (Taketoyo Line)
  • Address: Chita gun, Higashiura-cho, Morioka-ikebata 2.

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(NIC Information)

henri daros

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