|担当責任教員||Adrash Bala Sharma|
|担当教員||（Adrash Bala Sharma ）|
|教育目的／授業目標||1. Better understanding of Japanese culture and customs through field trips and interacting with people.
2. Enhancing student’s interest in Nara and its surroundings.
3. Helping to cope up with everyday life.
|指導方針||This course covers many aspects of Japanese cuture: history, religion, society, people, traditional arts (tea ceremony, ikebana, calligraphy, noh play), food and festivals. All students are encouraged to participate actively.|
|1||11/1 ||Self-Introduction, Orientation and curriculum guidance||Stuent-lecturer Interactions to have good rapport. Curriculum guidance and general information about Nara.|
|2||11/8 ||Nara an ancient capital and its cultural heritage||The lecture explains about history of Nara, the first organized capital of Japan, it's cultural and spiritual heritage and main annual events in Nara Prefecture.|
|3||11/10 [1-6]||Field trip to Kasuga Taisha shrine, Todaiji Temple||Study trip to the Shinto's Grand Kasuga Shrine and The Buddhist Temple Todaiji. This is to observe the diffences between Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples.|
|4||11/15 ||Discussion on Japanese Religions||Discussion on religions in Japan based on field trip observation.|
|5||11/22 ||Discussion and lecture about Sado, Japanese tea ceremony (Ms. Hirakawa)||This lecture explains the uniqueness of Japanese tea ceremony, and an experience to make a tea bowl and observe the manners during tea ceremony.|
|6||11/29 ||Japanese Festivals||This lecture explains about Japanese holidays and seasonal festivals.|
|7||12/1 [1-6]||Field trip to Takayama chasen in Ikoma||This field trip is to know about the history of chasen, tea whisks and how skillfully they are made. More than 90% of tea whisks used in Japan are made in Takayama. Students will experience the tea ceremony.|
|8||12/6 ||Japanese Mind||This lecture is about Japanese mind and spirit: subtle taste, elegance, simplicity, harmony, form, way of doing the things and communication style.|
|9||12/13 ||Ikebana (Sogetsu School) Ms.Iwamoto (lecture and demonstration)||Lecture and demonstration about Ka-do, Ikebana, flower-arrangement.|
|10||12/20 ||Japanese society, tradition and modernity||This lecture eplains about hierarchy, work, tradition and modernity in Japanese society.|
|11||1/10 ||Japanese Food culture, healthy way of eating||This lecture is about Japanese Cuisine, the healthy way of eating, and popularity of Japanese food.|
|12||1/17 ||Japanese Language and Calligraphy (Ms.Hori) Lecture and demonstration)||This lecture is about Japanese language and calligraphy. How to write calligraphy will be taught in the class.|
|13||1/24 ||Noh Play (Mr. Nakata)||History of the Noh Play, a theatrical form designated as intangible cultural heritage in 2001.|
|14||1/31 ||Presentation||Every student have to make a presentation for 5-7 minutes. A topic can be chosen from the course of Japanese culture class.|
|15||2/7 ||Presentation||Same as above.|
|16||2/21 ||Cultural exchange and pot luck party||Free discussion and exchange of ideas between students and lecturer to deepen the understanding about living in Japan over tea and snacks.|
|テキスト||Not Required. Handouts will be provided in the classroom|
|参考書||Explanations are given in the first lesson. It is not necessary to buy textbooks before the class commences.|
|履修条件||a) A student in International Program
b) A foreign student
c) A Japanese student with English ability of TOIEC 700 points
English proficiency is must as the all classes will be held in English.
Registration for students will be based on first come, first served basis.
The maximum number of students is 30.
|成績評価の方法と基準||・Evaluated as S, A, B, C, or D. Evaluation is based on presentations (70%) and contribution to classes (30%)|