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Thursday, 19th March 2009
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Festival/Tokyo: A showcase of theatre and dance

There are only a few days left for visitors to Japan to catch the annual Festival/Tokyo, which is taking place at various venues across the Japanese capital.

The festival showcases examples of dance and theatre from around the world, with performances held at locations in the Ikebukuro district, including the Owlspot Theatre, the Nishi-Sugamo Art Factory and the Metropolitan Art Space.

Among the attractions at this year's event is Sunshine 63, a 'tour performance' in which audience members are taken around a former prison by actors.

In Kokahita, meanwhile, Thai-Japanese dance and comedy are fused to highlight the cultural differences between Bangkok and Tokyo.

Festival/Tokyo is organised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Network Japan and a number of other organisations.

This year's festival is also sponsored by Asahi Breweries and the Asahi Beer Arts Foundation.

Art enthusiasts may also want to visit the Nitten Exhibition at the Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, which concludes on March 22nd.

Written by Susan Ballion

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