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A new world of mathematics and Japanese culture that connects the absolute and relative worlds
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Shunji Mitsuyoshi Doctor of Engineering

University of TokyoDepartment of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Moral Emotion Mathematical Engineering Course

As a sculptor and architect, he has worked on sculptures in front of JR Hanuzuka Station and the design of the Ministry of Justice's red brick government building. After that, he obtained a doctorate in engineering and conducted research at Stanford University, Keio University, and the University of Tokyo.

Former Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Seiichi Kondo

Representative Director of TAKUMI- Art du Japon

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1946. Graduated from the Liberal Arts Department of the University of Tokyo and entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1972. After serving as Minister of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, Under-Secretary-General of the OECD, and Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Public Relations and Cultural Exchange Department, he has served as UNESCO Ambassador, Ambassador to Denmark, and Commissioner for Cultural Affairs. In 2013, he worked hard to get Mt. Fuji registered as a World Heritage Site.
Received the French Legion d'Honneur Chevalier (2006), and received the Order of the Sacred Treasure in 2016. Received the 2015 Japan Academia Prize (International Category) and the 2017 Information Culture Award International Art Award.


A group to learn and experience the liberal arts necessary for modern times from Japanese mythology and traditional culture

November 19, 2017 (Sun) Venue: Kamakura Noh Stage

Performer profile

Noh actor Noboru Yasuda

Born in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture in 1956. A Noh actor of the Shimogake Hosho school. He also creates, directs, and performs works using Noh methods. In addition, he has been trying to reread the “physical nature” depicted in Japanese and Chinese classics for many years. Planned "Inanna's Descent into the Underworld," which tells the story of ancient Sumerian mythology through the physicality of Noh. The performance, which mixes Sumerian and Japanese, has become a hot topic, and a European tour is scheduled for 2018 with the support of the Arts Council Tokyo.

Opening dance: Maito (dancer) Akira Noguchi

At Izumo Taisha Shrine, Miho Shrine, Tenkawa Benzaiten Shrine, Enoshima Shrine, Shirayama Nakai Shrine, Shinsenen Garden, and Takatsu Shrine, they perform dedication dances and dances to the reciting of the Kojiki. Currently, she works as a facilitator for Venus Yoga and Purnima Dance every month in Hayama to support the healing and awakening of women. She specializes in shamanic Ethno Fusion and improvisation incorporating elements of contemporary and modern dance.

Narrator: Mitsuko Arai, cellist

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts after attending the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts. Performing in orchestras, supporting J-POP artists in TV and recording, co-starring with JAZZ artists such as Chick Corea, Jim Hall, and Japanese jazz pianist Kunihiko Kanno, and collaborating with Noh, Kyogen, Rokyoku, Butoh, etc. Wide range of activities.

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