For events at Harvest Hill, Sakai City Museum, Mihara History Museum, Sophia Sakai, Fenice Sacay, Alphonse Mucha Museum and Sakai Plaza of Rikyu & Akiko, please see our Museum & Facilities page. Below are some highlights of what's going on in the next two months:
- New exhibition at Alphonse Mucha Museum
- Sunflowers at Harvest Hill
Check the Flower Calendar page for upcoming blooming flower information!
Support Ukraine – Charity Ballet Concert
This special stage of popular ballet scenes and collaboration with Japanese drums is directed by a global ballet dancer Hariyama Emi.
Date: 25 September
Time: 19:00 (doors open 18:00)
Place: Large Hall, Fenice Sacay
● 1st floor S seat 4500 yen, A seat 4000 yen
● 2nd floor A seat 3500 yen
● 3rd & 4th floor B seat 2500
Capacity: 2000 people
Reservations: Send an email to email@example.com or call them at 06-6632-3274
Shadow Puppet Show from Java Island, Indonesia & Workshop
Wayang kulit is a traditional shadow puppet show from Indonesia that is registered as an UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. In this event, you can see an authentic stage from all angles and then try make your own shadow puppet in the workshop.
Flat Hall (Higashi Cultural Hall)
Multipurpose Room (Higashi Cultural Hall)
30 people (elementary school age & older)
Reservations: 21 August to 11 September
Required for both events, apply through the Sakai City Online Application System or return postcard to the following address:
ASEAN EPC, 3-1 Minamikawara-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi 590-0078
A raffle will be held if applications exceed capacity.
Sakai Tea Ceremony
Sakai is the hometown of grand tea master Sen no Rikyu. The city has a tea ceremony ordinance that encourages anyone and everyone to enjoy chanoyu culture. Come enjoy a cup of matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweet!
Date: 21 August
Place: Naka Ward Office (2470-7 Fukaisawa-machi, Naka-ku)
Capacity: 45 people
Cost: Free. No reservations required however numbered tickets will be handed out from 13:30, first come first served.
India Picture Exhibition “How We See Each Other”
This exhibition consists of pictures drawn by students from Sakai and India after they studied about each other’s country.
Date: 14-21 August
Time: 9:00-21:00 (first day from 12:00, last day until 16:30)
Place: 1F High-rise Building (kosokan), Sakai City Hall
Cost: Free admission
World Children’s Meeting
Get to know about languages and cultures of different countries.
Eligibility: Children living or studying in Sakai with roots in other countries + their guardians
Date & Time: 21 August, 9:30-15:00
Place: Shorinji Elementary School (4-1-1 Shorinjicho-higashi, Sakai-ku)
Please contact Sakai City Support Group for Foreign Residents’ Education (072-222-3691) or Human Rights Education Division (072-228-7484) by 9 August. They have information in available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog and Korean if required.