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(1) Osaka's Prehistoric Times: The Rise of Yayoi Culture and its Changes -- Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2015 ~ 2016

2015-5-18 (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 First Half of 2015~16: Exploring Remains in Osaka and Kyoto -- The Front Line of Archaeological Research

Kyoto, known as a capital with a thousand-year history, and Osaka, having also been a capital in ancient times, have a long history from days before either of them became the capital city of Japan. In order to clarify the history of these two cities, one must research not only written material, but also buried remains and unearthed articles.
Unknown history has been clarified by excavating many ruins buried beneath the soil in Osaka and Kyoto.
This lecture will introduce the part of history that is being clarified by archaeological research -- examining newly excavated ruins and reevaluating cultural objects unearthed in the past.
This lecture provides insight into the exploration of mysterious ruins in Osaka and Kyoto.


  • WADA Akio, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • FUJIMAKI Masami, Professor, School of Cultures, Ritsumeikan University

(1) Osaka's Prehistoric Times: The Rise of Yayoi Culture and its Changes -- Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2015 ~ 2016

Lecturer: NAGATOMO Tomoko, Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Osaka Ohtani University
Overview of content:

Wet-rice farming took root in Osaka in the Yayoi Period where the Kawachi lagoon was located, in a period when villages were formed based on rice production. Eventually, acquisition of iron-working technology led to social hierarchy. How did Yayoi culture in Osaka change and evolve into the Tumulus Period? We'd like to attempt to consider it in terms of technology and production.

Date & Time: Monday, May 18, 14:00 ~ 15:40
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.

To Apply: *Applications have closed for this event*
Please send the following information by email, fax, or postcard.
1. Application by telephone will not be accepted.
To download an application form, click here. The application form is also on the 2nd page of this event's poster.
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

  • Please note that dates, lecturers and contents of the lectures may be subject to change.
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Date: 2015-5-18 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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