Japan-UK Comparative Culture Workshop: May 17, 2017 日英比較文化研究会

On May 10, members of the Japan-UK Comparative Culture Workshop met to discuss a new project. For the next three years, we will research “sacred spaces” in the Ise-Shima region; discuss how to effectively communicate that content in English (while considering some of the comparative aspects between Japan and the UK); and train members as guides who can communicate the history, traditions, and folklore of the region.

We met and discussed the National Confectionary Expo that was recently held in Ise (about 580,000 visitors came to it); specifically, how it was organized around a historical theme from the Edo Period (17th to 19th centuries) and some of the difficulties encountered when putting the content into English. The PDF below was a handout I prepared for the meeting.

For the next meeting on May 24 from 16:50〜18:10 at Momofune 百船(9号館1F), everyone will read 『伊勢志摩を歩く』 pp. 1–4 and two of our members will give presentations about two topics mentioned in the book: “Watarai”「度会」District and “Yamatohime no Mikoto”「倭姫命」, a daughter of Emperor Suinin in the third century.