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#3, "Musashi crisscrossed Kyoto -- from Takagamine in Rakuhoku, to Rengeoin Temple (Sanjusangendo), to Ichijoji Temple" -- Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2014 ~ 2015

2014-10-20 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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


Theme for the second half of 2014~15: Walking around Kyoto and Osaka -- a virtual tour of 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.

#3, "Musashi crisscrossed Kyoto -- from Takagamine in Rakuhoku to Rengeoin Temple (Sanjusangendo), to Ichijoji Temple" -- Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2014 ~ 2015

Lecturer: KAMIKURA Tsuneyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
Overview of content:
Join us for a small virtual walking tour visiting places related to MIYAMOTO Musashi and movie making. The first stop of the tour will be Takagamine, the town of artists opened by HON-AMI Koetsu. It can be said that the tradition of collaborative production developed a movie making industry there. Going through Shimabara and Rengeoin Temple (Sanjusangendo), you will see old houses along the street used for filming period dramas. Then you will visit Ichijoji Temple where Musashi fought a 74-on-1 fight, a fight against impossible odds. Seeing frozen fields spread in the city, you will get to the final stop, Kurodani, a cradle area for Japanese movies. This event is sure to be interesting--don't miss it!

Date & Time: Monday, October 20, 14:00 ~ 15:40
A lecture (90 minutes) 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. Application 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
The quota has been filled for this event.

 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: 2014-10-20 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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