FEBRUARY 2015, OUT AND ABOUT, IN NAGOYA

[ NIC EVENTS INFORMATION ]

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The Nagoya Touring Children’s Theater

なごや子どものための巡回劇場
Nagoya Touring Children's Theater
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/

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The Takisanji Ogre Festival

滝山寺鬼まつり
The Takisanji Ogre Festival
Photo courtesy of Okazaki Tourism Association

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).

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The 5th Fukuyose-Hina Gathering ~ Fukuyose-Hina Project

第5回福よせ雛大集合~福よせ雛プロジェクト
Photo courtesy of Fukuyose Hina Project
Photo courtesy of 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.

Website: http://www.shakaibunka.jp/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hukuyosehina

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Tokugawa Art Museum – The Dolls’ Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Clan

徳川美術館 特別展 尾張徳川家の雛まつり
Photo courtesy of Tokugawa Art Museum
Photo courtesy of Tokugawa Art Museum

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.

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Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

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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)

February 2015

Performing: Kosuke TASAKU, Bassoon When: Sat. 7 Feb. (18:30) Cost: Free

March 2015

Performing: Haruhiko FUKUDA, Flute When: Fri. 20 Mar. (18:30) Cost: Free

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Please be aware that all aforementioned event times, locations, and prices are subject to change without notice.

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[ NIC Events Information ]

Henri Daros

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