RT2014 Social program


SAKE MASU

You will find a wooden box in a conference bag. It is called “SAKE MASU”, which means measuring cup for Sake in the past. Now, we use this not for measuring Sake but for drinking Sake. Japanese cypress is used for Sake Masu. It smells nice. It is just for drinking or measuring, it is hard to keep liquid long time. New one is good to have liquid, however, after using several times, leakage may happen. Sake Masu should be good also for as a Box.


WELCOME RECEPTION

MONDAY EVENING, MAY 26

Please join us Monday evening for a Welcome Reception at the conference site.
The reception will be at the garden if it is not rain. All participants and accompanied persons are invited to the reception.




Excursion to Ho-Ryu-Ji

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 28

Ho-Ryu-Ji (法隆寺) is a temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan.
The temple's pagoda is known to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world. The first temple in Ho-Ryu-Ji is believed to have been completed by 607, 1400 years ago.
In 1993, Ho-Ryu-Ji was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Buddhist Monuments in the Ho-Ryu-Ji Area. There are several National Treasures in Japan.

Bus will leave the conference site and return to Nikko hotel. One bus may pass through Nikko hotel one the way. It will be one hour drive to Ho-Ryu-Ji.


Conference banquet at Nikko Hotel

THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 29

Conference banquet will be held at Nikko hotel. Bus from the conference site to the hotel will be provided.




Social program for accompanied person

Several courses are organaized in Nara to enjoy Japanese culture. It is possible to attend them by oneself, however we may organize group tour on the request for accompanied person.
Some example  can be  found at  Nara prefecture Web pages.
The details will be anounced later.


Examples

       Traditional Tea Celemony
       Special Tea Celemony
       Kimono experience
       Visit sake breweries and sake tasting


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