10th APRU Doctoral Students Conference
Promoting Originality and Diversity in Research
July 6th (Mon) - 10th (Fri), 2009.
Clock Tower, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Kyoto University

 General Information
Social Program

The program of 10th APRU DSC will include the following 2 social programs:

Date: July 7 (Tue)
Time: 15:30 - 18:30
Plan: Choose one from the following 3 plans.
  Activity Max. number of
Plan A  Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) 30  allowed
Plan B  Japanese Tea Ceremony (Sado) 20  not allowed
Plan C  Visit Kiyomizu Temple 50  allowed *
* - A lottery will be held, should the total number of accompanying people exceed 10.
  • Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)
  • Venue:
       Clock Tower International Hall, Kyoto University

    • A lecture will be held on Japanese Calligraphy and Japanese letters.
    • After the lecture, we will write letters practically using a brush.
      • Write Japanese letters on a plain colored fan called Ougi. (The Ougi will be ready to take home with you.)
      • Make a collection of the writing. (All participants write their favorite letters on a single big paper.)
      • Write several words on strips of paper and hang them from bamboo branches, as is the Tanabata custom.
            Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

  • Japanese Tea Ceremony (Sado)
  • Venue:
       Seifuso Villa in Kyoto University

    • We will participate in a tea ceremony held by Shinsa-kai, which is an old line Sado club in Kyoto University.
    • Through the tea ceremony, you will experience the aesthetics of Wabi and Sabi, two distinct aspects of Japanese culture.
    • After the tea ceremony, we will visit the gardens at the Seifuso Villa.

      Japanese Tea Ceremony (Sado)

  • Visit Kiyomizu Temple
  • Details:
      Kiyomizu Temple is one of UNESCO's world heritage sites. The main hall of Kiyomizu is called Kiyomizu-no-Butai (The term "Butai" means a stage.), which is constructed of a matrix of posts, exclusive of any nails. This fact shows the high quality wooden architectural skills of ancient Japan. Beneath the main hall is the Otowa waterfall, where three channels of water drop into a pond. The waterfall is believed to have therapeutic properties. Through viewing these architectures and other Japanese visitors, we try to learn one aspect of Japanese culture.

      Visit to Kiyomizu Temple

Date: July 9 (Thu)
Time: 15:00 - 18:30
Tour: Choose one from the following 3 tours.
  Destination Max. number of
Tour A  The Kwasan Observatory 30  not allowed
Tour B  Disaster Prevention Research Institute 35  not allowed
Tour C  Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere 35  not allowed