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40th Suita FESTIVAL

2011-10-24 (Mon) - 2011-11-7 (Mon)

Ever since Osaka University moved to Suita city, the "SUITA SAI" [Suita Festival] has been an annual event. This year will be the 40th SUITA SAI, an exciting and fun-filled parade of events! Everyone is invited to attend! An event especially targeted at students will be an athletic meet spanning nearly a month, but there will also be lectures, a movie, rakugo [comic story telling], photo exhibitions, tea ceremony, a chamber concert, and more! Although many of the activities are on weekdays thereby making it difficult for working people to attend, you're sure to find it worth your while to come to the Suita campus on one of the beautiful autumn days during the Suita Sai!

Dates: Monday, October 24 ~ Monday, November 7

Location for events: School of Engineering, Suita Campus, Osaka University


Major events:

  • Chamber concert: Thursday, November 3, 1:30~2:00 p.m., at MO Hall, Convention Center
  • Movie: Friday, November 4, from 12:45, at U3—211 -- "The King's Speech," Academy Award winning movie
  • Lectures: Friday, November 4, at U2—311, (Lecture #1) 3:00~4:00, (Lecture #2) 4:00~5:00 p.m.
    Topics & Lecturer: (1) "How should we face the Technology of Nuclear Power," by Professor YAMAGUCHI Akira, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, and (2) "Children's Chemo House 'Dream Hospital'," by MURATA Yumiko, Director, NPO Child Chemo House
  • Rakugo: Monday, November 7, from 2:00 p.m., at U3—211 -- featuring KATSURA Jakujaku, SHOFUKUTEI Ginpei, KATSURA Shuncho, KATSURA Monshiro
  • Awards Ceremony & Beer Party: Monday, November 7, from 5:30 p.m., at Student Cafeteria Famille

Multiple-day Events

  • Tea Ceremony: Monday & Tuesday, October 24 ~ 25, during lunch hour, at 2nd F, Sawarabi
  • Exhibitions: Monday, October 24 ~ Friday, November 4
    • Calligraphy, Painting, Ikebana, during lunch hour, at 2nd F, Sawarabi
    Photo exhibition at Gallery, 2nd F, Science and Engineering Library
    Cellphone photo exhibition at 1st F Lobby, GSE Common East


  • by Hankyu Railway (Senri Line), get off at "Kita-Senri" and walk 15 minutes
  • by Osaka Monorail, get off at "Handai Byoin Mae" and walk 15 minutes

Date: 2011-10-24 (Mon) - 2011-11-7 (Mon)
Organizer: Committee for 40th Suita Festival
Venue: School of Engineering, Suita Campus, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary. Moreover, there is no admission fee.
Contact: Office for the Suita Festival

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