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No. 8: Osaka & Kyoto Open Cultural Lectures for the second half of 2013 ~ 2014 -- "A Digital Archive for Intangible Cultural Assets -- from Dance to the Gion Festival"

2013-12-2 (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 #8: "A Digital Archive for Intangible Cultural Assets -- from Dance to the Gion Festival"

Lecturer: HACHIMURA Kohzaburoh, Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University

Brief Summary: In recent years, virtual archives for storage have come into practical use and are increasingly popular. In this lecture, we'll learn about research into virtual archives for intangible cultural assets such as those created through movement of the human body, dance and drama, for example. I will tell you about a system for virtually experiencing participation in the moving of a Gion Festival float mounted with a decorative halberd through the streets of Kyoto City, a system that we are currently developing.

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.

NOTES: (1) Please set your cell phone/smart phone on "silent mode" or turn it off during the lecture. 
(2) Due to circumstances beyond our control (such as inclement weather, sudden illness by lecturer, etc.), lectures may suddenly be canceled. In such cases, a replacement lecture will be scheduled at a future date; refunds will not be possible.

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: 2013-12-2 (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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