World Heritage in Japan Screening Series V
August 17, 2017 6:30 pm <Register Here >
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Momoko (Suzuki Anju) is a 35-year-old divorcee. She’s a take-charge kind of person, but her emotional wounds have made her fearful of others. One day, she meets archeologist Kumagoro (Ukaji Takashi).
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World Heritage in Japan Screening Series I > JULY 7, 2017 6:30 pm
KONJIKIDŌ GOLDEN HALL OF CHŪSON-JI TEMPLE
Narrated in English, 49 minutes
Konjikidō Golden Hall, the national treasure building, epitomizes Chūson-ji temple and Ōshu Fujiwara culture. In 2011, Hiraizumi’s Cultural Heritage, which includes Chūson-ji, was registered as a World Heritage Site.
The program explores the exterior and interior of Konjikidō Golden Hall, as well as the rise and fall of the Ōshu Fujiwara culture.
World Heritage in Japan Screening Series II > July 31, 2017 6:30 pm
Yakushi-ji Temple was first built in the year 680 by the Emperor Tenmu, who was praying for a cure for the illness of his Empress Uno-no-Sararahime-Miko (later the Empress Jitō). The temple was originally located in Fujiwara-kyō (the capital city from 694 to 710). In 718, it was moved to its present location in the capital at Nara. Due to numerous fires, including the flames of war, the only building that remains of the temple of that period is the Tō-tō (the eastern pagoda, one of two pagodas situated on the east and west). This pagoda is designated as a National Treasure.
World Heritage in Japan Special Lecture > August 3, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk on World Heritage by H.E. Kenjiro Monji, Ambassador of Japan to Canada,
Former Permanent Delegate of Japan to UNESCO, Paris, 2013-2015
World Heritage in Japan Screening Series III > August 10, 2017 6:30 pm
World Heritage in Japan Screening Series IV > August 14, 2017 6:30 pm