Exhibition and lectures in Botanical Garden “Rice and rice straw in the Japanese culture”

Rice is “the daily bread” for the Japanese. Since the country’s begiining the amount of owned koku of rice (koku – unit used to measure crops used in Japan) was a measure of political force and wealth. Even the Samurai received their payment in koku of rice.

We sincerely invite you to the exhibition “Rice and rice straw in the Japanese culture”, which will be available in Lodz Botanical Garden on 17-18.02.2018.

Among the exhibits you will find kimonos, obi belts, traditional accessories, but most importantly artifacts made of rice straw: winter clothing, baskets, common everyday objects and decorations. At the exhibition you can also visit a tea ceremony corner and attend a tea ceremony during the weekend.

Below you’ll find the plan for lectures:

Saturday 17. 02. 2018 (time 11:00-17:00)

  1. ,, Rice straw in the Japanese culture ,, – Masakatsu Yoshida / introduction to the exhibition /
  2. ,, Everything you want to know about the Fuji Mountain ,, – Aleksandra Jurkowska
  3. ,, Everything you want to know about SUMO,, – Aleksandra Arominiak
  4. ,, Pilgrimage of the Seven Gods ,, – Maja Borysławska
  5. ,, Sumi-e as an element of the Zen philosophy ,, – Dominika Jastrząbek
  6. ,, Student life in Tokio and the journey to Kamakura ,, – Dominika Cudzich
  7. ,, A year long adventure in Japan ,, – Damian Śmiechowicz
  8. ,, Japan Natural Heritage listed by UNESCO,, – Dominika Jaruszowiec
  9. ,, Japanese colourful woodprints – lecture and presentation ,, – Tomasz Kawełczyk

Sunday 18. 02. 2018 (time 11:00-17:00)

  1. ,, My student life in Japan ,, – Julia Jędrzejczak
  2. ,, Historical objects related to the industrial revolution in Japan listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list ,, – Marta Lenckowska
  3. ,, Cultural Heritage listed by UNESCO,, – Eliza Brożyna cz. I i Marta Kubiak cz. II
  4. ,,Student life in Osaka ,, – Żaneta Kamińska
  5. ,, Student life in Nagoi,, – Tomasz Brudkowski
  6. ,, The royal family,, – Sylwia Łagnowska
  7. ,, The Osaka castle– okres Sengoku ,, – Grzegorz Biały
  8. ,, Ghibli studio and museum ,, – Magdalena Grzegorczyk
  9. ,, Ikebana – a show/presentation ,, – Momoe Hamada