|担当責任教員||Adarsh Bala Sharma|
|担当教員||（Adarsh Bala Sharma ）|
1. To understand Japanese society, traditional arts and customs
2. To know more about Nara and and it's surroundings
3. To deepen the interest in Japanese culture
(1) Students will be able to understand, explain, and describe uniqueness of Japanese culture,
(2) Students will learn about Japanese society and be able to adjust well,
(3) Students will be able to (discuss, overlook, organize, and express) evaluate,
(4) Students will learn about differences between cultures and be able to operate at their workplace or home country.
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.
Complete assignment of each lecture: 2 hours
Review each lecture: 2 hours
|1||10/20 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Self-Introduction, Orientation and curriculum guidance||Stuent-lecturer Interactions to have good rapport. Curriculum guidance and general information about Nara.|
|2||11/10 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||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||11/17 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Japanese Festivals||This lecture explains about Japanese holidays, seasonal festivals and how students can participate in some of the events.|
|4||11/24 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Japanese Food culture, healthy way of eating||This lecture is about the history of Japanese food and healthy way of eating|
|5||12/1 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Japanese Mind||This lecture is about Japanese mind and spirit: subtle taste, elegance, simplicity, harmony, form, way of doing the things and communication style.|
|6||12/15 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Ikebana (Sogetsu School) Ms. Chisei Iwamoto (lecture and demonstration)||Lecture and demonstration about Ka-do, Ikebana, flower-arrangement.|
|7||12/22 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Rakugo, an art of storytelling||Rakugo (literally means fallen words) Japanese verbal entertainment invented by Buddhist monks in the 9th and 10th century|
|8||1/5 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Discussion on Japanese Religions||Discussion on religions in Japan based on field trip observation.|
|9||1/12 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||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 differences between Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples.|
|10||1/19 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Noh Play||History of the Noh Play, a theatrical form designated as intangible cultural heritage in 2001.|
|11||2/2 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Lecture about Sado, Japanese tea ceremony||This lecture explains the uniqueness of Japanese tea ceremony, and an experience to make a tea bowl and observe the manners during tea ceremony.|
|12||2/9 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||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.|
|13||2/16 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Japanese society, tradition and modernity||This lecture explains about hierarchy, work, tradition and modernity in Japanese society.|
|14||3/2 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||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||3/9 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||Presentation||Same as above|
|16||3/16 ||Adarsh Bala Sharma||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%)|