Fall 2002 Calendar of Events
October 1st (Tuesday) 5:00-7:00 p.m. (403 Kent Hall)
"Enmyoin": Screening and Discussion of the documentary “Enmyoin” by movie directors and producers Reiko Tahara and Max Uesugi of MRex Productions. "Enmyoin" gives the life story of Ogawa Teijun, a 95-year-old Abbess of the Shingon convent Enmyoin in Okayama and then follows the modern-day life of her young successor Baba Seijun, and the trials she undergoes to be accepted as Abbess.

October 3rd (Thursday 2:00-6:00p.m.) and 4th (Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) (403 Kent Hall)
Shinto Symposium: New Perspectives in the Study of Shinto. Coordinated by Professor Ryuichi Abe (Kao Associate Professor of Religion and Department Chair, as well as Deputy Director of the Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University). This two-day workshop with scholars from Japan, Europe and the U.S. will also be sponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture (DKC) and the International Shinto Foundation (ISF).
(Please note that parts of this workshop will be conducted in Japanese).
*This event requires an RSVP to the Donald Keene Center. Please call 212-854-5036 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by September 30th if you plan to attend.

October 8th (Tuesday) 5:00-7:00 p.m. (403 Kent Hall)
Lecture: Professor Shunsho; Manabe, an expert on Japanese mandala, a Shingon Buddhist priest, President of Hosen Gakuen College and IMJS Research Associate will give a lecture on Japanese Imperial Buddhist Convents. (Please note this lecture will be in Japanese only.)

November 21st (Thursday) 5:00-7:00p.m. (403 Kent Hall)
Lecture: Professor Marc Peter Keane, Lawrence Halprin Fellow at Cornell University (2002-2003) and IMJS Research Associate who is a long-term resident of Kyoto and a professional landscape garden architect with commissioned installations in Japan, will give a lecture on "The Art and Philosophy of Setting Stones." He will also discuss his recent book on the subject as his book "Sakutei", which translates a classic ancient text on the creation of landscape gardens.

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