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Watch, create and play at the Omakeya Zunzo Toy Exhibition - Large collection of Osaka’s traditional toys and omake toys (free toys that come with sweets) -

Watch, create and play at the Omakeya Zunzo Toy Exhibition

 Kids Plaza Osaka will hold a special exhibition packed with the attraction of Japan’s Oshogatsu (New Year holidays) from Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The exhibition is suitable for children, and should also be of interest to overseas visitors, as it showcases Japan’s traditional culture through the opportunity to experience first-hand the country’s excellent, traditional manufacturing (monozukuri), technological prowess and traditional performing arts.
 Mr. Junzo Miyamoto (a.k.a. Zunzo) is an oil painter who has designed many omake toys for Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. This exhibition will introduce the ZUNZO World made up of omake toys Mr. Miyamoto has designed and his collection of local toys from Osaka.
 In addition, there will be special interactive events with professionals in various fields of traditional performing arts. These include a performance for children by a world-class rakugo story teller, Mr. Kaishi Katsura (January 3), a workshop to make Saburo goma (spin-tops) guided by Mr. Saburo Okada known for Olfa cutter knives, and a workshop to create a jumping toy from Kameyama, Osaka (Kameyama chonbe-han) (January 4). There will be other events related to the New Year celebrations in Japan.
 
■ Dates: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Monday, January 9, 2017 (national holiday)
■ Hours: 10:00 to 16:30 (No entry after 16:00)
■ Participants:  Suitable for people of all ages (pre-schoolers must be accompanied by an adult)
■ Fee:  Free (a separate admission fee to the venue applies) Note: Some programs may require a fee or ticket to participate.
■ Where: Kids Plaza Hall and its entrance area, 5th floor, Kids Plaza Osaka
 《Information on Kids Plaza Osaka》
■ Opening hours: 9:30 to 17:00 (Tuesday to Friday) and to 19:00 on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (Admission tickets must be purchased at least 45 minutes before closing time.)
* Kids Plaza Osaka will close at 17:00 on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
■ Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday); and from Wednesday, December 28, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017
■ Admission fee: (Adults) 1,400 yen 
(Primary/junior high school students) 800 yen 
(Pre-schoolers aged 3 or older) 500 yen
■ Access: Next door to Sakaisuji Subway Line Ogimachi Station (Exit No. 2)
3 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Loop Line Tenma Station
About 600 meters north from the Ogimachi or Minami-morimachi exit of Moriguchi Line Route No. 12 of the Hanshin Expressway

 
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Contact : Kids Plaza Osaka
Phone or E-mail +81-6-6311-6601
Website http://www.kidsplaza.or.jp/