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The Nagoya Touring Children’s Theater
Live theater isn’t something that can be witnessed through a television screen. Since 1980, The Touring Theater has been
giving the children of Nagoya a chance to taste some impressive onstage talent for themselves at these live performances! Events are held at local, low-cost venues to make participation as easy as possible for everyone! There will be a dramatic stage act, an orchestral performance, and a mini clown show!
When: Performances are scheduled up until March at various locations in Nagoya City.
Cost: 700 Yen for everyone 3 and over. Children under the age of 3 may enter for free if they share a seat with their parent/guardian. Tickets can be purchased in advance through The Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Corporation Ticket
Guide on weekdays 9:00 – 17:00 by calling 052-249-9387.
Details: Further details can be found at http://www.bunka758.or.jp/
The Takisanji Ogre Festival
This is a popular festival and attracts large crowds each year. During the fire festival (from 19:45) three “ogres” and dozens of torchbearing men scurry around the main temple hallways.
When: Sat. 21 Feb. (from 15:00, the main event starts at around 19:00)
Where: Takisanji Temple (滝山寺) in Okazaki City (岡崎市)
Access: Additional temporary Meitetsu bus services will also be available from Higashi Okazaki Station (東岡崎駅) on the Meitetsu Line (名鉄本線) to the temple. Get off at Takisanji-shita (滝山寺下); takes 25 minutes and costs 380 Yen. A special park & ride shuttle bus service (200 Yen) will also be available (17:00 -19:30) from the Okazaki Municipal Athletic Ground (県営岡崎総合運動場).
The 5th Fukuyose-Hina Gathering ~ Fukuyose-Hina Project
Seeking to give unwanted hina dolls a ‘second life’ and promote tourism and vitality in Nagoya and the Chubu region, the Fukuyose-Hina Project began in 2011. This year’s event will take place at venues in and around Nagoya, Toyota Inabu, and Gujo Hachiman in Gifu Prefecture. Last year, a Fukuyose-Hina exhibition was also held in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, accompanied by messages of support from exhibition attendees in the Chubu region to residents of the disaster-stricken town.
While hina dolls are usually dressed and arranged in very formal, traditional settings, at the exhibition you can see hina dolls shopping, emperor dolls cradling babies, ladies-in-waiting competing in an athletic event, imperial court musicians enjoying a drinking session, and other entertaining situations.
The exhibition will be held at other venues in addition to those listed below. Check the website or Facebook page for details.
Where & when:
• Bunka no Michi Futabakan Sat. 21 Feb. – Fri. 27 Feb.
• Nagoya Castle Sat. 21 Feb. – Sun. 15 Mar.
• Chubu International Airport Centrair Fri. 13 Feb. – Sun. 15 Mar.
• Nakamura Police Station Tue. 24 Feb. – Mon. 9 Mar.
• Iiburu Nagoya Wed. 25 Feb. – Mon. 16 Mar.
• Higashiyama Sky Tower Wed. 25 Feb. – Mon. 16 Mar.
• Toyota City Inabu Donguri Kobo Sat. 7 Feb. – Sun. 12 Apr.
• Gujo Hachiman Shitamachi Sat. 7 Feb. – Sun. 12 Apr.
Tokugawa Art Museum – The Dolls’ Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Clan
Heralding the arrival of spring, hina-matsuri, or dolls’ festival, is an annual tradition which families celebrate to pray for girls’ growth and happiness. The dolls of the Owari Tokugawa clan and their accessories are highly detailed, and the triple hollyhock-leaf crest of the clan can be seen even on the miniature wedding furniture. Take a close look at the elegant, delicate but gorgeous dolls of the Owari Tokugawa clan.
When: Sat. 7 Feb. to Sun. 5 Apr. (10:00 – 17:00; Last entry 16:30) Closed on Mondays (in the event it falls on a national holiday, closed the next Tuesday instead).
Where: Tokugawa Art Museum (徳川美術館)
Access: By train: a 10-minute walk from JR Ozone Station (大曽根駅) South Exit (南出口). By bus: From Sakae, take a City Bus for Hikiyama (引山) or Shikenya (四軒家); Leaving from #3 Stop, Sakae Bus Terminal (Oasis 21). Get off at Tokugawaen Shindeki (徳川園新出来) Bus Stop.
Cost: Adults 1,200 Yen; Senior HS and College Students 700 Yen; Junior HS and Elementary School Students 500 Yen.
Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances
Subscription Concerts 定期演奏会
Where: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall (愛知県芸術劇場コンサートホール) Access: Connected at the basement level to Oasis 21 and Sakae Subway Station (地下鉄栄駅)
The 420th Subscription Concert 名古屋フィルハーモニー交響楽団第420回定期演奏会
Martyn BRABBINS, Chief Conductor Susan BULLOCK, Soprano Richard Berkeley-STEELE, Tenor Kazuhiro KOTETSU, Bass “The First Act of the First day of Der Ring” R. Strauss Serenade in E flat major, Op.7 B. Britten Simple Symphony, Op.4 R. Wagner Act1 to Die Walküre
When: Fri. 30 Jan. (18:45) & Sat. 31 Jan. (16:00) Tickets: S-Seats 7,200 Yen; A-Seats 6,200 Yen; B-Seats 5,100 Yen; C-Seats 4,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).
The 421st Subscription Concert 名古屋フィルハーモニー交響楽団第421回定期演奏会
Andris POGA, Conductor Yekwon SUNWOO, Piano Kei INOUE, Principal Trumpet “The First of Russia” M. Mussorgsky：St. John’s Night on Bald Mountain D. Shostakovich：Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, Op.35 V. Kalinnikov：Symphony No.1 in G minor
When: Fri. 20 Feb. (18:45) & Sat. 21 Feb. (16:00) Tickets: S-Seats 6,200 Yen; A-Seats 5,100 Yen; B-Seats 4,100 Yen; C-Seats 3,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).
The 422nd Subscription Concert 名古屋フィルハーモニー交響楽団第422回定期演奏会
Tatsuya SHIMONO, Conductor “The First of Maestros” T. Matsumura Symphony No.1 A. Bruckner Symphony No.1 in C minor [Vienna Version]
When: Fri. 27 Mar. (18:45) & Sat. 28 Mar. (16:00) Where: Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall (愛知県芸術劇場コンサートホール) Access: Connected at the basement level to Oasis 21 and Sakae Subway Station. Tickets: S-Seats 6,200 Yen; A-Seats 5,100 Yen; B-Seats 4,100 Yen; C-Seats 3,100 Yen; Y-Seats (only for 24 and under, on the day, at the door) 1,000 Yen. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Nagoya Philharmonic Ticket Guide on 052-339-5666 (Japanese/English).
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra Salon Concerts 名古屋フィルハーモニー交響楽団サロンコンサート
Where: Nagoya City Music Plaza 1F “Music Salon” (名古屋市音楽プラザ) Access: A 6-minute walk from Kanayama Station (金山駅) or an 8 minute walk from Higashibetsuin Station (東別院駅) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線)
Performing: Kosuke TASAKU, Bassoon When: Sat. 7 Feb. (18:30) Cost: Free
Performing: Haruhiko FUKUDA, Flute When: Fri. 20 Mar. (18:30) Cost: Free
Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices are subject to change without notice.
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