At a quaint property in the heartland of the Philippine capital of Manila lies a state-owned planetarium that has been attracting a growing number of visitors thanks to more spectacular shows made possible by newly acquired projectors.
Since February, hundreds of people have been flocking to the compound of the National Planetarium along the Padre Burgos Avenue in Manila to see the exhibits and shows which run from mid-morning until late afternoon. On busy days, the crowd grows to over 1,000.
The Setagaya Public Theatre in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month as a pioneering venue for plays and dance performances with distinctive characteristics.
To commemorate the occasion, the theater started the month with the kyogen play "Tojin Zumo." Performers include professional kyogen actors such as Nomura Mansaku and Nomura Mansai, the artistic director of the theater, as well as people selected from the general public. A noh stage was built inside the venue for the program.