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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | January 31 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | February 1 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Volunteer Tourism and Public Anthropology: In the Aftermath of the 3.11 East Japan Disaster

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Shinji Yamashita, The University of Tokyo/The UCLA Center for Japanese Studies

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tourism Studies Working Group


On March 11, 2011, a mega-earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck East Japan, followed by a huge tsunami and the meltdown of several nuclear reactors in Fukushima. This was a disaster of unprecedented complexity. The disaster left approximately 20,000 dead, including missing people, and it is said that the damage can be estimated at 17 trillion Japanese yen. However, what we should understand is that...   More >

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Sixth International Ryūkoku Symposium on Buddhism and Japanese Culture

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Yukio Kusaka, Professor of the Department of Japanese Literature, Ryukoku University; Sei Noro, Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Jijun Yoshida, Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Takahiko Kameyama, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Institute of Buddhist Studies; "Tatsuo" Florian Saile, Buddhist Studies Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Koufukuji Temple Monk; Mark Blum, Buddhist Studies and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Professor in Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University


SCHEDULE
Each talk will last 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A

Morning Session | 9:00AM-12:00PM (will be conducted in Japanese)
1. 真宗の唱道勧化本について
日下幸男氏(龍谷大学文学部教授)
Revealing the...   More >