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City Museum Exhibitions

 

誕生110年周年 松本忠義・豊田一男2人展 110th Anniversary Year of the Birth of Matsumoto Tadayoshi and Kazuo Toyoda

Period: Sunday 14th April-Sunday 23rd June 2019(closed April 15th & 22nd; May 7th, 13th, 20th & 27th; June 3rd, 10th & 17th).

Place: Takasaki Museum of Art (Yashima-cho 110-27)

Details: Former school mates from Hokkaido, these two artists left a lasting impression on the post-war art scene in Takasaki. Matsumoto’s works are enchanted depictions of everyday life, while Toyoda’s are based on war and environmental destruction.  Entrance: 500 yen

 

四季の彩り 季節をめぐる表現 Color of the Four Seasons-Expressions of Season

Period: Saturday 13th April-Sunday 16th June 2019 (closed April 15th & 22nd; May 7th, 13th, 20th & 27th; June 3rd &10th) *open 27th April-5th May

Place: Takasaki Tower Museum of Art (Sakae-cho 3-23)

Details: A collection of 60 nihonga Japanese-style paintings of landscapes, birds and life through the seasons.

Entrance: 200 yen

 

Museum hours: 10am-6pm (8pm Fridays), closed Mondays (but open 4/29 and 5/6 during the exposition)

 

 

 

 

Shochiku Grand Kabuki in Takasaki

 

Date & Time: Friday 17th July, 2pm

Place: Gunma Music Center

Details: Matsumoto Hakuo II and Matsumoto Koshiro X, Ichikawa Komazo, Otani Hirotaro, Matsumoto Kingo and Ichikawa Ennosuke star in this double-headed performance of Futatsu Chocho Kuruwa Nikki (Chogoro and Chokichi: A Diary of Two Butterflies in the Pleasure Quarters), and Iromoyo Chotto Karimame-Kasane, a dramatic story of forbidden love and death.

Tickets: On sale now at Gunma Music Center, city culture halls, and at ticketing machines in convenience stores.

 

Kurabuchi English Village Short Stays for Children

 

Kurabuchi English Village is a facility in the mountains to the west of central Takasaki where children can experience daily life using English through interaction with staff from diverse cultural backgrounds. The children spend time outdoors in the beautiful surrounds of this traditional farming area, playing in the river and enjoying seasonal events. Applications are open now for children wishing to participate in short stays at the Village.

Eligible children: Elementary to junior high school age.

Maximum participants per course: 25 (children will be selected at random if applications exceed places).

Courses:

Course Dates 2019 Cost Application Period Results Mailed
Summer A 7/22-8/1 80,000 yen 5/7-5/21 5/29
Summer B 8/2-8/12
Winter 12/26-12/29 30,000 yen 10/1-10/15 10/23

 

Apply: Visit the Village website and submit the application form.

 

Become a Volunteer

 

The International Relations Society has many opportunities for Japanese and non-Japanese residents to use their skills to help others.

Multicultural Instructors (Tabunka Koshi)

Do you know how to cook dishes from your native land? Can you teach English or another foreign language? Are you able to visit local schools and talk about the way of life where you grew up? If so, please register as a Multicultural Instructor. We take requests from schools, community centers and other public organizations, and then intro-duce them to our registered Instructors.

Language Assistants (Bogoshiensha)

If you speak and read Japanese as well as English or any other foreign language, this is your chance to help fellow foreign residents by interpreting for them in situations faced in everyday life in Japan. We dispatch Language Assistants to interpret at schools for foreign parents at meetings with teachers, at health check ups, and when doing business at other public offices.

Registration: Contact the TIRS office to obtain a registration form. Volunteer registration requires membership of the Takasaki International Relations Society (¥2,000/year)

 

Japanese Course Schedule

Click here to see the Japanese course schedule for 2019-2020

The Takasaki International Relations Society also offers the following support services for foreign residents:

  • Japanese classes (see schedule on the link above)
  • Japanese language support for school-aged children
  • Volunteer interpreting (traffic center, schools, public offices)
  • Consultations on everyday life matters concerned with Takasaki

Enjoy your life in Takasaki!

Cinematheque Takasaki

Cinematheque is run by the NPO Takasaki Community Cinema with the aim of bringing high quality films to regional movie screens.

Location: Takasaki-shi Ara-machi 202

Tickets: Adults 1,700 yen, high school/university students 1,400 yen,

children & seniors (over 60) 1,000 yen.

Parking: Aramachi Park (behind Gusto)

Information and film schedules (Japanese): 

Website

TEL: 027-325-1744