Concerts featuring Chinese and Japanese string instruments will be held this month and in December in Kyoto.

A koto concert ( will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Kyoto Art Center, a five-minute walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line and Shijo Station on the Karasuma subway line. Admission is ¥2,500. For more details, send email to or call 075-394-5012.

The Chinese “biwa” will be played for 30 minutes starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 8 in Kyoto National Museum, a seven-minute walk from Shichijo Station on the Keihan Line.

A concert featuring the Chinese “erhu” will take place three times Dec. 1 in the museum.

Admission to the concerts in the museum are free, but tickets must be purchased for a special exhibition. More details can be found at (in Japanese) or by calling 075-531-7504.

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