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noh-kirinou
Event Report2019/3/25

Noh Theater Lecture, No.5

Noh Theater Lecture, No.5
On March 23 (Sat.), we held a Noh lecture with Tatsushige Norishige and Keiko Udaka of the Kongo school of Noh.

The subject of the final lecture in this series was “Kiri-noh,” a dynamic and fast-paced genre.
This is a genre in which sacred icons and imaginary animal appear. We heard a lecture on its dynamic masks and acrobatic patterns and also got to see a Noh hanging scroll.

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mossgarden
Event Report2019/3/25

Murinan Miniature Japanese Moss Gardening Experience

Murin-an Miniature Moss Gardening Experience

On the afternoon of March 23 (Sat.), we held a moss garden-making event. Our participants toured the garden to learn about its moss varieties and their characteristics. Then they followed the instructor’s directions to complete moss gardens based on their own design. Checking the balance between stone and moss from each of their gardens’ viewpoints, our two participants consulted one another as they created their own moss gardens.
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teaschool
Event Report2019/3/25

Murin-an Tea Ceremony School

Murin-an Tea School
On March 23 (Sat.), we held tea ceremony lessons in the tearoom. During the lesson, we discussed the Bokuseki (black ink brush) Stove. After explaining that during the days before electricity, a light-incorporating window was installed to make the ”bokuseki” brush easier to see, we then had participants enjoy the lesson in the illuminated room.
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Staff Eyes2019/3/25

The Gardener’s View

The Blooming of the Thunberg’s Meadowsweets

The Thunberg’s Meadowsweets already had lots of buds growing on them, and now one by one they are starting to blossom. At full bloom, their wall of hanging branches blossoms with flowers that look just like piled up snow.

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landscape
Event Report2019/3/25

Special Lecture: The Director of the Kyoto Elevation Difference Society! “Murin-an Seen through the Landscape of the Higashiyama Mountains”

Special Lecture: The Director of the Kyoto Elevation Difference Society! “Murin-an Seen through the Landscape of the Higashiyama Mountains”

On March 21 (Thurs./national holiday), we held a lecture by Hideyuki Umebayashi of the Kyoto Elevation Difference Society and learned about the “garden topography” surrounding Murin-an as we walked around the garden and the neighboring area.

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teaschool
Event Report2019/3/25

Murin-an Tea Ceremony School

Murin-an Tea School
On the afternoon of March 20 (Wed.), we held a tea ceremony lesson in the tearoom with a foreign visitor who also visited Murin-an last year. He learned a series of tea ceremony motions by following the instructor’s directions and taking every move slowly and carefully. The atmosphere in the classroom momentarily changed, however, when the numbness caused by kneeling made him say, “I feel like I have no legs!”
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