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Doshisha hour

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Doshisha Hour:
Doshisha Cultural Heritage with Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony (31st Aug)

Sponsored by Doshisha University

Doshisha Gallery (Harris Science Hall)

Course: Small Lectures about Doshisha Cultural Heritage, Tour of Archeological remains of Shokokuji-temple, Doshisha gallery (Harris Science Hall) and Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Japanese Style Tearoom
Meeting time / place: 16:00 at Kambaikan BaseA room in Doshisha University
Transportation: Walking
Date & Time: 31th Aug 16:15 – 18:40
Cost: free
Leaders: Kunihiko Wakabayashi
Contact:  kwakabay(at)mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Passenger capacity: 60

Rstored Stone Wall of Shokokuji-temple

Archaeological remains of Shokokuji-temple 

At Imadegawa campus, we can see the ruins of Shokokuji-temple from archaeological surveys by Doshisha Unversity. Shokokuji-temple was established by Ashikaga Yoshiitsu, Muromachi Shogun, in 14th century and it has been an important and powerful center of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto. Now we display restored remains such as stone wall, cornerstone of temples and pavements of Shokokuji-temples excavated at campus. They show the archaeological aspects of middle age Kyoto.

The Exhibition room of Doshisha Gallery

Doshisha Gallery (Harris Science Hall) with Western Style Buildings in 19th Century

Doshisha Gallery is located at Harris Science Hall, one of cultural properties of national importance. Its exhibition is about the over 140years history of Doshisha University and the archaeological survey result at Imadegawa campus that are the ruins of the noble residences and Shokokuji-temple around palace. We can understand the both history of Doshisha and its historical background as the center of Kyoto. And the, as same as Harris Science Hall, campus building of the late 19th century, such as the Doshisha Chapel, Shoeikan, Yushukan and Clarke Memorial Hall are designated as cultural properties of national importance. These western style old buildings are the results of interaction between Doshisha University and U.S. churches with academic supporters, and they show the modernization process of Japan.

Traditional Tea Ceremony at Japanese Style Tearoom

Traditional Tea Ceremony at Japanese Style Tearoom

Doshisha University has a traditional tea house in Imadegawa campus. Student tea ceremony club will serve traditional Japanese tea to the tour participants. This tea house is the 19th century wooden building moved from highest status noble family “Nijo” residence located in Imadegawa campus. Participants of this tea ceremony will have the impressive experience with Japanese tradition.