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Four Hundredth Anniversary Of The Death Of Tokugawa Ieyasu & Japan400 Anniversary Event An Answering Visit Of Emissaries From Sumpu-Shizuoka, Four Centuries Later

Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Death of Tokugawa Ieyasu & Japan400 Anniversary Event An Answering Visit of Emissaries from Sumpu-Shizuoka, Four Centuries LaterDate: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: SOAS (University of London)

Event Information

Part I: Japan400 Ceremony and Presentations

Ceremony

  • Venue: University of London, Khalili Lecture Theatre
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Remarks by Mr. GOTO Yasuo, Chairman of the Shizuoka Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Dr. Timon Screech
  • Presentation of Gifts
  • Presentation of Red Seal Document (invitation to visit Shizuoka City in 2015)
  • Presentation by the Mayor of Shizuoka City

Lecture

  • Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS (University of London)
  • Time: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
  • Lecture Title: Tokugawa Ieyasu Memorial Events and Japan400 (working title)
  • Speaker: Mr. TOKUGAWA Tsunenari and Dr. Timon Screech

Part II: Suruga Traditional Craftwork Demonstration & Workshop

  • Venue: Brunei Gallery Suite, SOAS (University of London)
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Workshop: Under the guidance of one of Shizuoka’s traditional craft masters, participants will make Suruga-style bamboo baskets. Participants: Maximum 30 people(Reservations accepted from the application form on the website)

Suruga traditional bamboo ware workshop

A workshop to create Suruga-style bamboo baskets

Maximum 30 participants Admission : Free RSVP needed : please send an e-mail with details of participant’s name, e-mail address and organisation name to workshop@ieyasu400th.com

Demonstration: Explanation and demonstrations of Shizuoka’s traditional crafts: Suruga bamboo ware, Suruga lacquered geta sandals, and lacquer ware

  • Instructors: Proud Artisans of Shizuoka Suruga Sensuji Bamboo Ware – Mr. SUGIYAMA Shigeyasu Suruga Lacquered Geta – Ms. SATO Hitomi Suruga Lacquer Ware – Mr. TOBA Toshiyuku
  • Hand-pressed Green Tea Demonstration and Tea Tasting: A demonstration of hand-pressed tea making, followed by cups of green tea for all attendees made from tea leaves from Shizuoka, the largest tea-producing region in Japan.

Speaker Profiles

TOKUGAWA Tsunenari

TOKUGAWA Tsunenari

President of the Tokugawa Memorial Foundation, Chairman of WWF Japan, 18th head of the Tokugawa House

Timon ScreechTimon Screech

Professor at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Specialist in the art and culture of early modern Japan

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