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In conjunction with the festival commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Rimpa School this year, the art printing company "Benrido" in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, is planning to produce and exhibit a precision replica of Korin Ogata's masterpiece "Fujin-Raijin-zu Byobu," or folding screen featuring the Wind God and Thunder God, an Important Cultural Property owned by Tokyo National Museum. Collotype printing, a traditional technique with exceptional reproducibility, will be used. The company planned it to enable close-up appreciation of the impressive masterpiece that symbolizes the Rimpa School's lineage in Kyoto which is connected to the school.
On January 25 there was an event for university students and international students in the Kansai area to wear kimono and stroll around Kyoto City. Enjoying a walk in the streets and sightseeing in temples and shrines, the young students tasted a part of Japanese culture.
Nestle Japan Ltd., in Kobe City, opened the chocolate store "Kit Kat Chocolatory" in the food department on the first basement floor of Daimaru Kyoto, a department store in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, on January 28. This is their first branch in the Kansai area, and it will offer products with Uji Maccha green tea as well as other items.
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