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No. 2: Osaka & Kyoto Open Cultural Lectures for the second half of 2013 ~ 2014 -- "The Family Tree of 'Hankashiizou' -- The Buddhist Art of Kyoto and its Headwaters"

2013-10-7 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Open lectures under the joint sponsorship of the Graduate School of Letters and Kaitokudo for the 21st Century of Osaka University together with the Ritsumeika University Osaka Office and the School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University have been scheduled. The first lecture in the 8-part series is being held on Monday, September 30. The themes of these lectures center on Osaka and Kyoto and aspects shared in their history and culture.

Coordinators: NAGATA Yasushi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University; KATSURAJIMA Nobuhiro, Professor, School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University

Shared theme for Open Cultural Lectures for the second half of 2013 ~ 2014 (8 classes): "The Art of Osaka & Kyoto -- Old Things and New Things"

Osaka and Kyoto have both created and developed tangible and intangible works of art and cultural assets. Such things have, throughout the passage of many years, created a fresh significance and made a deep impression on people. In these lectures, we will focus on the artwork and cultural assets of Kyoto and Osaka and, making use of the latest technology, think about the modern significance of these things.

Lecture #2: "The Family Tree of 'Hankashiizou' -- The Buddhist Art of Kyoto and its Headwaters"

Lecturer: NISHIBAYASHI Takahiro, Assistant Professor, School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University

Brief Summary: The Hankashiizou [Pensive Bodhisattva] is a statue in which the Bodhisattva sits with the right leg crossed, resting upon the knee of the other, and with the index finger of the right hand touching a cheek. This type of statue, including the one at the Kouryuuji Temple in Kyoto, is well-known throughout Japan. In this lecture we will examine changes in religious thought, how the image depicted by this statue came to be, and the migration of these images and ideas from India to Japan.

Venue: Osaka Umeda Campus, Ritsumeikan University (5th Floor, Osaka Fukoku Life Insurance Bldg., 2-4 Matsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka)

Lesson fee: 1 lesson -- ¥1500 (Single payment for 7 or more lessons: ¥10,000)
Maximum enrollment: 100
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If/When 100 applications have been received, applications will be immediately terminated. You are advised to apply early.

How to apply

1. Fill out the application form on the back of the flyer (for download below). Send it in by email, FAX, or postal mail. (Telephone applications will not be accepted.)

2. After the receipt of your application, you will be issued with written confirmation of your acceptance and a form for making payment at a post office. Please transfer the appropriate amount at a post office.

Date: 2013-10-7 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Sponsored: Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City Board of Education
Registration: Registration by email is required. See instructions above.
URL: http://www.ritsumei.jp/life-09/e09_10kyo_2.html
Contact: Ritsumeikan University Osaka Office, 14th Floor, Osaka Fukoku Life Insurance Bldg., 2-4 Matsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Tel: 06-6360-4895, FAX: 06-6360-4894
osaka-of@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

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