Live Events

Kansai TV presents an exciting line up of live events and performing arts. Over the years, Kansai TV has produced, organized and promoted large scale events and performing arts to cater for all audiences.

Kansai TV has organized ten Japan tours of the dynamic dance entertainment shows “Burn the Floor” and “Floorplay”, to a total audience of near 500,000!

Kansai TV also supports and sponsors the classic and traditional arts. We have organized Japan tours of the Paris Opera, Teatro San Carlo of Napoli and Teatro Verdi Trieste, and the "Osaka Heisei Nakamura-za" with star Kabuki actor Nakamura Kanzaburo in an Edo period Kabuki theatre.

We also hold the hugely popular Cirque du Soleil performances in Osaka, and recently held the immensely successful "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibition in Osaka.

Kansai TV continues to bring you the best in live entertainment!

and the Masters of the Golden Age of Dutch Painting
from the collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

July 16th ~ Sept 25th 2022

Vermeer’s early masterpiece “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” on view abroad for the first time after restoration!

Johannes Vermeer's “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” is an early masterpiece in which Vermeer is said to have established his distinctive style, with its depiction of light streaming through a window and the image of a woman reading a letter indoors. In 1979, an X-ray revealed that an image of a Cupid had been painted on the wall within this work, and for many years it was thought that Vermeer himself had erased the figure. However, in 2019 the latest research and analysis showed that the Cupid had been overpainted after Vermeer's death. A large-scale restoration project has brought the Cupid's inset picture back to life, and in this exhibition the painting is shown in its original appearance as Vermeer painted it. Following its unveiling at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, it makes its first appearance in Japan and will tour Tokyo, Hokkaido, Osaka and Miyagi. This will be the first time that the newly restored work will be shown outside the museum's collection.
In addition, approximately 70 masterpieces from the museum's collection, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Gabriel Metsu, Jacob van Ruisdael and other masterpieces from the golden age of Dutch painting, will also be on display.

Johannes Vermeer《Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window》ca. 1657-59
© Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photo by Herbert Boswank (2015)

Johannes Vermeer《Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window》ca. 1657-59
© Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photo by Wolfgang Kreische


July 16th (Sat) to September 25th (Sun), 2022
Closed on Mondays (except for Sep 19)
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Opening hours
9:30am to 5:30pm
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing


Admission Fee
General 2,100 JPY (1,900)
University and High School students 1,500 JPY (1,300)
  • Consumption tax included
  • Advance and group tickets in parenthesis.
  • Groups from 20 persons and over
  • Advance tickets will be sold until July 15th (Fri).
  • Free admission for junior high school students and younger,
    and persons with a disability certificate and one caregiver (certification required)
  • General rates also apply to residents of Osaka city aged 65 and over.

On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, priority is given to reservations.
To reduce congestion, visitors may have to wait to be admitted.
Please check the official website for booking methods.

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts / The Sankei Shimbun / Kansai Television
With the support of
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany / Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau
With the special sponsorship of
Earth Corporation
With the sponsorship of
Lufthansa Cargo AG. / Lufthansa / YAMATO TRANSPORT

Due to COVID-19 infection and preventive measures, the duration and content may be subject to change.


July 22nd ~ Sept 4th 2022

We’re Extinct for a Reason. 🄬 © Masanori Sato

The hugely popular illustrated book series "We’re Extinct for a Reason” series, which has sold over 900,000 copies, will be presented in a major exhibition for the first time this summer!
“Extinct because we were Too Gentle" and "Extinct because we were Too Decorative"?
Is that why they became extinct!? Let's learn about the surprising reasons these creatures became extinct!

Intriguing skeletons of extinct animals- from partial skeletons such as skulls to dynamic complete skeletons- will be on display. Discover fossils like never before, in an installation where you can touch and feel them. See living creatures that have survived extinction, and have fun in a game corner using VR and XR. Don’t miss this amazing summer event!

Steller’s sea cow complete skeleton © Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Tyrannosaurus rex 'Scotty' complete skeleton © The Royal Saskachewan Museum


July 22nd (Fri) to September 4th (Sun), 2022
Osaka Bay Area ATC Hall
Opening hours
9:30am to 4:30pm
Open throughout the exhibition period
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time
*To reduce congestion, admission may be restricted by distributing numbered tickets.
*The above information is subject to change without notice.


Admission Fee
General 1,800 JPY (1,600)
3 years old to junior high school students 900 JPY (700)
  • Groups (over 20 people) and advance tickets fees in parenthesis
  • Free admission for children 2 years and under
  • Free admission for one caregiver of a person with a disability certificate.
    (The person with disability charged. Certification needed)
  • Limited availability! Special ticket with the latest picture book and KAIYODO's limited-edition figurine.
    An exhibition ticket, a copy of the new book "WE’RE EXTINCT FOR A REASON, BUT WE’RE AMAZING" and a limited color figure of Megatherium (*Not available for advance sales.)
    Price: 3,500 yen
    On sale from Saturday, May 14, 10:00 - *Sales will end as soon as all tickets are sold out.
    Sold at: e-plus

Supported by
Osaka City / Osaka City Board of Education / Sakai City Board of Education / Osaka City Private Childcare Federation
Special Thanks
The Research Institute of Evolutionary Biology. / Tokyo University Of Agriculture.
DIAMOND, INC. / Tokai University Natural History Museum / Sunshine Aquarium / Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum / Nagasaki Bio Park / wild bird sculptor Haruo Uchiyama / Aquamarine Fukushima / KAIYODO Co., Ltd. / Yamashina Institute for Ornithology / Kyoto Prefectural University / Faculty of Education, Wakayama University /Mukawa Town,Hokkaido / Mukawa Town, Hobetsu Museum / TCA TOKYO COLLEGE OF ECO & ANIMALS.
Zoologist Tadaaki Imaizumi / Picture book creator Takashi Maruyama

120th Anniversary Exhibition:
Happy Birthday! Peter Rabbit™

July 2nd ~ Sept 4th 2022

Peter Rabbit™, the mischievous bunny, remains a beloved character around the world.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit written by author Beatrix Potter™ and published by Frederick Warne in London, will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2022.

The original story was an illustrated letter written by author Beatrix Potter in 1893 to cheer up Noel Moore, the young son of her former governess, who had fallen ill. Later, with the recommendation of those around her, Beatrix decided to create a picture book from the illustrated letters, and the story was first self-published and then published by Frederick Warne of London as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Since then, the book has been loved throughout the ages and the “Little Tales” series has sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

To celebrate the books 120th anniversary, this exhibition will be held under the theme of a grand birthday party, looking back on the books history from the eve of its birth to the present day. This is the first exhibition in Japan to bring together all the colored drawings from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and the “Illustrated Letter to Noel Moore” which is its origin. The exhibition also features approximately 170 items, including original drawings, sketches and related items. Come and enjoy the wonderful world of the charming and mischievous Peter Rabbit!

《Illustrated letter to Noel Moore featuring a story of Peter Rabbit》 Beatrix Potter 1893 Pearson PLC © Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2015

《Illustration for The Tale of Peter Rabbit》 Beatrix Potter 1902 The Warne Archive c/o Frederick Warne & Co. ©Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, 2017


July 2nd (Sat) to Sept 4th (Sun), 2022
ABENO HARUKAS Art Museum (Osaka)
Opening hours
Tues-Fri 10am to 8pm
Mon. Sat. Sun. national holidays 10am to 6pm
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.


Admission Fee
General 1,600 JPY (1,400)
University/ High school students 1,200 JPY (1,000)
Junior high/ Elementary school Students 500 JPY (300)
  • Group (over 15 persons) and advance sales fees in parenthesis
  • Half price of At the Door fees applies for those holding a certificate of disability and one attendant when bought at the museum ticket office
  • 100 yen discount for “JOHANNES VERMEER and the Masters of the Golden Age of Dutch Painting from the collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden” exhibition ( July 16 –Sept. 25 Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts ) on presentation of ticket or stub of this exhibition.

ABENO HARUKAS Art Musuem, The Asahi Shimbun,
KANSAI TELEVISION Co. Ltd.,Toei Company, Ltd.
With the sponsorship of
Takenaka Corporation
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., Sony Creative Products Inc.
Yoshihide Kawano(Daito Bunka University)