Author Archives: Kyrien Edwards

Reflections

It’s now been almost a week since we left Kyoto and if i had to choose 5 words to describe how I feel after leaving, it would be something like this (in no particular order): Enlightened, Connected, Spiritual, Refreshed, and … Continue reading

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Day 8: Noh Performer

Today we met with a Noh performer and mask maker, interpreted by Prof. Diego Pellecchio. Although we already had an informative lecture from Diego about various aspects of Noh, this was a good follow-up especially since we were able to … Continue reading

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Day 7: Textiles

Today we had three meetings with various affiliates of the Tatsumura Textile Company. We first met with the future successor of Tatsumura Co. Tatsumura Amane. He is praised within the company for his work towards increasing the functionality of Nishiki … Continue reading

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Day 6: Noh: ikkaku sennin and hakurakuten; Kyoto Tower

Today, we were free until noonish, so I met up with an old friend from japan that I knew¬†from the summer. We actually met when we got of the plane from canada and travelled to Tokyo from Narita together. He’s … Continue reading

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Day 5: Tea Ceremony

Today we met Dairiku Amae (Derek), who taught us a bit about tea ceremony and the way that he goes about teaching it. When we first began, everything seemed very formal. The zaputon were arranged neatly around a hearth embedded … Continue reading

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Day ?: Mirrors, Noh, and Vegetable Buddha

Today we listened through a string of interesting lectures. The first lecture, presented by Professor Diego Pellecchia was about the various parts of Noh plays, and the the ones that we are going to go see in a few days. … Continue reading

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Day 3: Ginkakuji and the Philosophers Path

Today Carl, Ayami, Louisa, and I went to Ginkaku-ji and Fushimi-Inari. Although we didn’t it, the two temples were great contrasts to each other. Fushimi-inari is a temple at the the base of a large mountain. It has large orange … Continue reading

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Day 2: Miyamoto-san

Today we went to Arashiyama to visit the workplace of miyamoto-san. Miyamoto san is a sculpture artist who contracts out to both temples and special orders for specific projects. He both sculpts and renews older works. We began by going … Continue reading

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Day 1: Daitoku-ji

Today we went to Daitoku-ji. It was cool to see all the different temples and I actually didn’t know that the temples operated independently of each other. I was thinking that it might be more beneficial for all of the … Continue reading

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