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Art in Fukuoka

This list was compiled by Lauren Every-Wortman and originally appeared in The Refill. Art Spaces in Hakata  Art Space Tetra http://www.as–tetra.info/ A small space on a street of houses, this first-floor gallery holds frequently changing exhibitions and live performances. The owners speak English, so this might be a good place to go if you’re an …

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Hands-on Experiences

Here is a list of hands-on experiences to enjoy in Fukuoka. For more information, check out the main pamphlet for Industrial Tourism in Fukuoka. Fukuoka Sample RiKi Co. Limited Sample Riki is a manufacturer of plastic food replicas seen in the windows of restaurants throughout Japan. The tour runs on Saturdays and Sundays and you …

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Museums and Galleries

Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art http://kmma.jp/index.html (Japanese) Kitakyushu-shi, Tobata-ku Nishisayagatani-machi 21-1 ??????? ?????21?1? TEL: 093-882-7777 Hours: 9:30 – 17:30 Closed on Mondays & New Year Holidays (Dec. 29 – Jan. 3) Admission: Adults 150 (collection & annex exhibits)                  Children 50 Access: Free shuttle bus from Nishitetsu bus stop Shichijy? (??) in Tobata to …

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Performances

Broadway For performances throughout Japan: http://www.shiki.gr.jp/siteinfo/english/musicals.html Upcoming performance: Evita (in Japanese)  Opening in Fukuoka on April 29,2010 running till May 8, 2010 at the Fukuoka City Theater. Cirque du Soleil For upcoming performances in Japan, please see the official homepage for more information: http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/world/en/jp/intro/intro.asp

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Cultural Activities

Local Life-long Learning Centers (shougai gakushuu senta 生涯学習センター) often hold culture classes that include ikebana, the tea ceremony and seasonal activities. Visit your local Center and inquire about a schedule. Locals will be happy to help you, so don’t be shy! Taiko (太鼓) The Wai Wai Taiko Group in Kitakyushu is foreigner-friendly and has a …

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