The world leading metropolis, Tokyo.
It may be hard to imagine from the tumult of downtown with high rise buildings stretching into the sky, but Tokyo also boasts almost 400 years of history as a center of Japanese culture.
On this field trip we will be visiting one of Tokyo’s many museums and art galleries that cover a variety of genres; the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno. This museum, the first large scale museum in Japan, hosts a variety of exhibitions of history and art from not just Japan but all over Asia and it also holds Japanese national treasures and important cultural artifacts.
In this program you will receive a special lecture about “The Dawn of Japanese Art” exclusive to the Tokyo National Museum, and after that we will divide you into groups where you can view and experience history using all 5 senses. You can enjoy viewing and learning about Japanese art together with other participants from a variety of backgrounds.
After the event, how about going for a stroll with your new friends around Ueno Park?
There are also a lot of other places to go in Ueno, such as the National Museum of Western Art, the National Science Museum and of course Ueno Zoo. From the Edo Period’s Kan’ei-ji Temple to Ameyoko’s downtown backstreet atmosphere, Ueno is a place where you can experience many different parts of Japanese culture.
So if you want to deepen your knowledge of art, get a taste of the beauty of Japan or just want to make some new friends, sign-up today!
Time & Date
Oct. 29, 2019 (Tue) Meet up at 12:50pm. Finish at 3:15pm (Scheduled)
Meet at the water fountain in front of the main entrance to Tokyo National Museum. (10 min walk from JR Ueno Sta. Ueno Park Exit, or Uguisudani Sta. South Exit. 15 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Hibiya Line, Ueno Sta. Chiyoda Line Nezu Sta. 15 min walk from Keisei Railway Keisei Ueno Sta.）
Announcements in Japanese and English. Free amongst participants. Lecture and explanations in Japanese. (Consecutive English explanations available.)
Free (You must bring your student ID card. Please pay the travel cost to the meeting place by yourself. (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Waseda Sta. to Yamanote Line Ueno Sta. 359yen one way.）
Required. Please register via MyWaseda.
Oct. 21 (Mon) 9:00am
40 people (If there are a large number of applications a lottery will be held to decide participants. Results announced on the deadline day via email.)
After the results are announced cancellation is not acceptable. Please check your schedule carefully before applying.
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