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Japanese Culture Observation Tour

On May 8, a Japanese culture observation tour was held for the international students in Kansai University, with the aim of understanding Japanese society, economy and culture. In the morning, the students gathered in front of the University Library and boarded two buses for the tour.

First, the students visited Enryakuji Temple and observed its spacious premises. Enryakuji Temple, the head temple of the Tendai sect of Buddhism which occupies a huge site in Hieizan, Kyoto, was registered on the World Heritage List in 1994. Blessed with the good weather, the students strolled amidst the solemn atmosphere of the temple.

At lunch, the students ate vegetarian food, which has been passed down by Buddhist monks since the Nara Period. Everybody could use chopsticks well. After that, they practiced meditation. The students quietly contemplated their existence.

After visiting the temple, the students went to Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum and observed the collection of traditional brewing tools. Everyone was curious about the brewing process and the history of Japanese Sake. In the evening, they arrived back at the University. Everything went off without a hitch.

Enryakuji Temple
Enryakuji Temple 2
vegetarian food
meditation
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum

June 02, 2011 11:57 AM  UP

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