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#1, "The Japanese folk art movement -- Osaka and Kyoto" -- Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2014 ~ 2015

2014-9-29 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Kaitokudo for the 21st Century of Osaka University and the College of Letters at Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan's Osaka Office are jointly sponsoring a course consisting of 8 classes.
Classes will be held on a common theme pertinent to the history and culture of Osaka and Kyoto.

-- All seats have been filled for this event --


Theme for the second half of 2014~15: Walking around Kyoto and Osaka -- a virtual tour of the settings for literary works, works of art, and movies (8 classes in all)


  • NAGATA Yasushi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • FUJIMAKI Masami, Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University

Many great poets, calligraphers, novelists, and artists loved Kyoto and Osaka. Using maps, photos, and historical materials as references, these classes will explore the history and memory of locations in the two cities where historical people lived and were depicted as settings of literature, works of art, and movies.

Class #1: The Japanese folk art movement and Osaka and Kyoto

Lecturer: FUJITA Haruhiko, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
Overview of content:
The first thing people may think of when thinking of the Japanese folk art movement may be Tokyo where YANAGI Soetsu, the movement's theoretical leader, was born and The Japan Folk Crafts Museum is, or Kurashiki and Tottori in Western Japan. However, actually, the movement has a close connection to Osaka and Kyoto. While watching photos of architectures and relevant locations in Osaka and Kyoto, this class will consider the relationship between the Japanese folk art movement and the Kansai region.
Date & Time: Monday, September 29, 14:00 ~ 15:40
A lecture (90 minutes) and a question and answer session (10 minutes)
Venue: Ritsumeikan Academia at Osaka, 5th floor, Osaka Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-4 Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
Tuition fee: 1,500 yen per class
You can attend seven or more classes for a one-time fee of ¥10,000.
Space is limited to 130 per class.
Registration by email is needed.
Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled.
Making Application
Please send the following information by email, fax, or postcard.
1. Applications by phone will not be accepted.
To download an application form, click here.
2. Upon completion of the application process, you will receive a certificate of acceptance and a post office transfer form. Please finalize your application by transferring the necessary tuition fee(s) at a post office.
3. After the payment of the tuition fee(s) is confirmed, you will be sent an admission ticket. Please bring the ticket with you on the day(s) of the course.
Apply to:
Ritsumeikan Accademia at Osaka, 14F, Osaka Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-4, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0018

Fax: 06-6360-4894

For more information, contact:
Ritsumeikan Accademia at Osaka
Tel: 06-6360-4895
Business hour: 9:00~17:30 excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
In cooperation with: Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University; Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University; Ritsumeikan Accademia at Osaka
Supported by: Osaka City Board of Education

Date: 2014-9-29 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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