“Ise” and Japan Study Program: 3 Week Schedule

It’s Thursday afternoon and I have a lot to do before I leave for Mie on Sunday morning. Before I go I’ve been trying to get acquainted with the “Ise” and Japan Study Program itinerary and lecture topics. Here’s an [unofficial] English version of our 3-week schedule. It looks very active!

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Ise & Japan Study Program Schedule

19 February (Sunday) arrive at Kōgakkan University
20 February (Monday) 9:30~10:30 Opening remarks: campus orientation (university library, Shintō Museum, University Memorial Hall, cafeteria, fitness center, Ise Jingū library, etc); Kōgakkan University’s history
11:00~12:00  campus tour
1:30~2:30  Introduction to off-campus resources & important places (Ise Jingū Museum, Yamato no Himemiya); etiquette when visiting a shrine
2:45~3:45  The Language of Ise and Japan
6:00~  Welcome banquet
21 February (Tuesday) 9:30~10:30  The History of Ise Jingū
11:00~12:00  Ise Jingū Festivals
1:30~2:30  Commentary on the book A Journey through Time at Jingū (Sengū roman 遷宮浪漫)
22 February (Wednesday) 9:30~10:30  Presentation about Ise City and  Presentation by the Ise City Bureau of Industry and Tourism
11:00~12:00  History of Ise I (Pre-modern)
1:30~2:30  History of Ise II (Modern History)
2:45~3:45  Shintō and Bushidō
23 February (Thursday) 9:30~10:30  The Spatial and Architectural Aspects of Ise I: Uji no machi—Inner shrine Part 1
11:00~12:00  The Spatial and Architectural Aspects of Ise I: Uji no machi—Inner shrine Part 2
1:30~5:00 Field study: Inner Shrine, Uji no machi, Oharai-machi
24 February (Friday) 9:30~10:30  The Spatial and Architectural Aspects of Ise II: Yamada no machi—Outer Shrine Part 1
11:00~12:00  The Spatial and Architectural Aspects of Ise II: Yamada no machi—Outer Shrine Part 2
1:30~2:30  Ise Jingū Architecture presented by the head of the Shrine Carpenters Guild
2:45~5:00  Field study: Outer Shrine, Yamada no machi, Sengū-kan
25 February (Saturday) 9:00~3:45 Community Relations event sponsored by the Ise City International Exchange Association: the event will include a trip to Wakamatsu-ya, where we’ll attend cooking class and learn how to make traditional kamaboko and a trip to the Saikū History Museum
26 February (Sunday) Free day
27 February (Monday) 9:30~10:30  Japanese Myths
11:00~12:00  Ise’s Sacred Spaces
1:30~5:00  Field study at Asamayama (Asama mountain) and Kongōshō-ji
28 February (Tuesday) 9:30~10:30  Ise Interactions I: the Ise-kaidō pilgrimage route to the main Ise shrine
11:00~12:00  Ise Interactions II: Kawasaki  (lecture held at the historic Ise Kawasaki Merchant Hall)
1:30~5:00  Field study in and around the historic Kawasaki merchants’ neighborhood and Yamada traditional carpentry and manufacturing areas including visit to shops making Ise washi (traditional Japanese paper) and to the Konishi herbalist shop (traditional herbal medicine)
1 March (Wednesday) 9:30~10:30  Ise’s Traditional Folk and Customs I: Onshi
11:00~12:00  Ise’s Traditional Folk and Customs II
1:30~5:00  Field study: Walking the Ise Sankū kaidō Pilgrimage Route
2 March (Thursday) 9:30~10:30  Ise Interactions III: Ise and Nara & Kyoto Culture  Part 1
11:00~12:00  Ise Interactions IV: Ise and Nara & Kyoto Culture  Part 2
1:30~2:30  Demonstration: Shintō Ceremony Customs and Manners I
2:45~3:45  Demonstration: Shintō Ceremony Customs and Manners II
3 March (Friday) 9:30~10:30  Ise and Literature
11:00~12:00  Commentary on Kyoto and Nara Research
1:30~5:00  Field study: Futami (Mi-shiodono Shrine, Futami Okitama Shrine, Hinjitsu-kan, and other places)
4 March (Saturday) Free Day
5 March (Sunday) 9:30~5:00  Field Study: Kyoto and Nara  Part 1 (Yasaka shrine, etc.)
6 March (Monday) 9:30~5:00  Field Study: Kyoto and Nara  Part 2 (Kasuga-taisha, etc.)
7 March (Tuesday) 11:00~12:00  The Spatial and Architectural Aspects of Ise III: Ōminato Shrine and Jinja no machi (Kamiyashiro no machi?)
1:00~5:00  Field Study: Ōminato Shrine and Jinja no machi (Kamiyashiro no machi?)
8 March (Wednesday) 11:00~12:00  Feedback session hosted by the Ise City Tourist Bureau; theme–“Impressions of Ise”
1:30~2:30  Tea Ceremony and Japanese Culture I
2:45~3:45  Tea Ceremony and Japanese Culture II
9 March (Thursday) 9:30~10:30  Participants prepare their presentations I
11:00~12:00  Participants prepare their presentations II
1:00?~4:30?  Participants’ Presentations
10 March (Friday) 10:00~10:30  Closing Lecture
1:30~2:30  Departure Preparations
11 March (Saturday) Depart Ise

 

 

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