【Event】February 4, 2019. Considerations for a changing era. “Japan’s Traditional Rice Terraces and the Ancient Kyūreki Calendar”. Talk, Slideshow and Food Sampling Event.
With the imperial succession imminent, the name of the next era will be announced soon and a new era will begin. Non-profit organisation, the Tanada Network, will hold a slideshow presentation and talk, followed by the opportunity to sample rice grown in some of Japan’s traditional tanada rice terraces. The title of the talk, timed for the kyūreki New Year’s Eve of February 4, is “Japan’s Traditional Rice Terraces and the Ancient Kyūreki Calendar”.
One of the new Emperor’s first ceremonies will be the Ōname-matsuri, a celebration of the rice harvest by a newly-crowned Emperor. During this change in era, traditional Japanese values will be in the spotlight. Symbolic of these values are Japan’s traditional tanada rice terraces and the ancient kyūreki calendar.
Guest speaker, Kenji Aoyagi, will discuss the values and benefits of Japan’s traditional rice terraces and the old kyūreki calendar. Kenji Aoyagi is the photographer for the Tanada Network’s Kyūreki Tanada-goyomi, an almanac and calendar based on the kyūreki and featuring photos of Japan’s traditional rice terraces.
The event will be held at Visionary Work Garage, a stylish hideaway near Yoyogi Hachiman Station in Tokyo. Anyone is welcome to attend, although spaces are limited to twenty people.
Thoughts for a Changing Era: “Japan’s Traditional Rice Terraces and the Ancient Kyūreki Calendar”
Guest Speaker: Kenji Aoyagi (Photographer)
◎Talk Session: Kenji Aoyagi and the Kyūreki Team; Chairman Tomoo Takakuwa (Head of the Tanada Network Executive Office)
◎Slideshow presentation: “Tanada and the Kyūreki”- Kenji Aoyagi
◎Samples of rice from Ishibe Tanada and Inakura Tanada rice terraces (subject to availability)
◎Tanada Network report
◎Heisei 31 (2019) Kyūreki Tanada-goyomi calendar available for purchase
NPO Tanada Network ⇒ https://tanada.or.jp
■When: Monday, February 4, 2019. 18:30〜20:30
■Entrance Fee: 500 yen
■Number of spaces: 20 people