Kyoto Office

The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office promotes understanding of Japan, targeting foreign students and researchers (mainly invitees to the Japan Foundation’s programs) by taking advantage of networks with major players in the field of international exchange and local international exchange organizations in Kansai region. The Kyoto Office conducts programs such as lectures, seminars and other various programs for dialogues and exchange between foreign students and scholars, and citizens in Japan who are interested in international communications.
In addition, the Kyoto Office offers advice on or supports the activities of international exchange groups in Kansai and projects overseas carried out by local cultural organizations.

As a part of such efforts, the Japan Foundation Kyoto Office presents “An Evening of Noh and Kyogen” to introduce traditional Japanese culture to foreign people every autumn. With the cooperation of the Shigeyama family of Kyogen as well as the Katayama and Kongo families of Noh, this event started in 1974. The 46th staging of this annual event was on November 26, 2019.

Photo of lecture
Lecture by Fellows
Photo of Japanese Culture Experience Program
Japanese Culture Experience Program:
Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy)
Photo of Kyogen: Wrestling with a Mosquito by SHIGEYAMA Shime
“An Evening of Noh and Kyogen”
Kyogen:Wrestling with a Mosquito by SHIGEYAMA Shime
(Photo by Akio Takahashi)
Photo of Noh: The Damask Drum by KONGO Hisanori
“An Evening of Noh and Kyogen”
Noh:The Damask Drum by KONGO Hisanori
(Photo by Akio Takahashi)

Recent Activities


The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office
3rd Floor, Kyoto International Community House
2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi,
Sakyo-ku Kyoto, 606-8436 JAPAN 
(6-minute walk from Keage Station of Tozai Subway Line) 
TEL: +81-(0)75-762-1136   FAX: +81-(0)75-762-1137

Map of The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office. The address and the time required from the nearest station are described in the text.

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