“Let’s play with classics” Waka poetry and classical literature discussion [Song meeting/Waka class] (October, Ginza)

Hyakunin Isshu, ancient and modern waka collections, The Tale of Ise and The Tale of Genji! For everyone who loves classical literature and Japanese culture,
At Wakadokoro, we hold events where participants talk about their love for the classics, using waka and classical literature as themes.


This event is an event where each person brings a topic to discuss about classics, and all participants can talk to their heart's content.
To begin with, I (Uchida) will focus on the ``Kokin Wakashu,'' focusing on the great poems of the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons, and will introduce the content of the songs and points for appreciation. We will also introduce works that are deeply related to waka, regardless of era or genre, such as ``The Tale of Ise,'' ``The Tale of Genji,'' and ``Oku no Hosomichi.'' Let's understand Japanese literature and culture more deeply and three-dimensionally.

Once the atmosphere has warmed up, we will begin a talk on a theme brought by the participants.
The moderator (Uchida) controlled the speaking order and time based on the excitement of the occasion. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion, ask questions, and have fun as they please.

The talk theme is roughly "Japanese classics," and there are no strict restrictions.
If anything, it's my love for classic works! I hope you will talk about your love for classics to your heart's content.
Classical fans don't seem to be around. This is a rare opportunity, so feel free to enjoy it to the fullest♪
*If you have time, let's play songs such as ``Renga'' and deepen the interaction among the participants.

Impressions from participants

・I really enjoyed it a lot.
・There were a lot of plans, and I wanted to spend more time there.
・This meeting is really interesting and fun because there are people with various sensibilities and everyone has different perspectives!
・Thank you for giving me the opportunity to experience various Japanese cultures.

Event date, participation fee

・Appreciating Japanese poetry and classical literature
・Talk about themes brought by participants
〇 Date: 10/21 (Sun) 10:00-11:30
*Application deadline: 10/18
〇Participation fee (one time): 2,000 yen (tax included)
〇Venue: 5 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station *We will reply with venue details as soon as we receive your application.

Singing session

Dance, Noh songs, tea, incense, haiku, Tanka, ancient martial arts, Shinobue, Japanese sweets...
This event is attended by a variety of Japanese culture and classic fans.
→“2017 Great Cultural Festival ☆ Event Report

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