How did Leiden acquire its famous Japanmuseum SieboldHuis? Why does the city have a special Van Siebold garden within the Hortus botanicus Leiden? And why have hosts of students over the centuries mastered the Japanese language at Leiden University? Curious? Then treat yourself to Het Zingend Hart’s vocal music show “Von Siebold in search of the real East Asia.” Performances in Leiden’s Academy Building (Rapenburg 73) on 11, 12, 18 and 19 November, as part of the Leiden Asia Year. Support act by Raiden Yosakoi – 雷電 よさこい Warning: our shows mostly sell out. So book your seats in time, through firstname.lastname@example.org. ようこそ / Yōkoso – be welcome! More info at www.hetzingendhart.nl.