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"Genji Incense: Enjoy the Fragrances Yourself" Presented by Nishiura Kihachiro (Kôdô Master)
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 6:30pm to Monday, October 13, 2008 - 8:00pm

"Genji Incense: Enjoy the Fragrances Yourself"

Lecture by Nishiura Kihachiro, Kôdô Master

Nishiura Kihachiro, a Kôdô Master from Japan will present a lecture on Genji incense (Genji-Kô). Kôdô is a traditional Japanese art, a ritual that is meditative in nature, but unlike the tea ceremony is also playful. Kôdô has deep roots in Japanese culture, dating back at least as far as the Heian period (794-1192). It is mentioned in the Tale of Genji and evokes images of the beauty and wonder of ancient Japanese culture of that period.

At the end of the lecture/ presentation, three little braziers of burning incense wood will be passed to all people to sniff and guess if any are the same--an abbreviated Genji incense competition.

October 13 (Monday) 6:30 pm-8 pm

Place: Portland State University SMSU 328/9


!!!Limited to 60 people!!!

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