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Gagaku at Ikuta Shrine

Have you heard of Gagaku? It is a type of music  that was originally brought to Japan from the Chinese continent, and is known to be the oldest surviving music in Japan. The Kobe PR Ambassadors were lucky to be invited to a special performance at Ikuta Shrine on Monday 12th March 2018, which included not just music, but dancing too.

Applications now closed for 2018-2019

Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 Kobe PR Ambassador scheme! Thank you to all those of you who applied. We had a great response and are now working on screening the applications. Here is how things will play out: Application schedule (Tentative) ・Thursday February 1st 2018, 9:00am until Wednesday February 28th 2018, 5:00pm: Application period ・Early March 2018: Application form screening ・Mid March 2018: Interviews *We will get in contact with applicants who pass the application form screening to arrange an interview. ・Early April 2018: Final selection and notifications ・Late April 2018: Appointment Ceremony *The Appointment Ceremony is planned to take place on a weekday in late April. *Schedule is subject to change As always, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see the latest news!

Sweetcorn picking in Kobe

The word “Kobe” might bring to mind images of beautiful waterfront scenery, lush green mountains, succulent beef or cosmopolitan cityscapes, but the city has another string to its bow- many delicious fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, grapes, persimmons and sweetcorn are grown here. After just a short drive away from the city centre you will find yourself in the rolling countryside, peppered with Japanese-style buildings and rice fields, reminding you that you are in fact still in Japan. It is there that you can try your hand at picking your own fruits and vegetables, and mid-July to early-August is the time for you to pick sweetcorn so sweet that you can eat it raw, right there and then in the field. You don’t get much fresher than that!