Orientation

 

The orientation took place from September 18 to 21. 

On Sept. 18, the ISJP Board hosted a reception party for the new participants. 

For the preparations of the ISJP program, ISJP Board meetings were held on 5/31, 9/18, 2018.

 

Courses and teachers

 

The regular program was held for ten weeks between October 1 and December 5, and consisted of the following six courses and teachers:

Buddhism

Michael CONWAY (Otani Uni.)

Rev. Thomas KIRCHNER (Tenryu-ji Priest) 

Rev. TERAMOTO Tomomasa (Researcher of NCC Study Center, Nishihongan-ji Priest)

Buddhist Text Reading 

Rev. TERAMOTO Tomomasa 

ICHIKAWA Jokei (Bukkyo Uni., Jodoshu Priest)

Japanese Christianity

HIOKI Naoko (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture)

Rev. IWAKI Akira (Anglican Church in Japan) 

IWANO Yusuke (Kwansei Gakuin Uni.)

Rev. Roger Vanzila MUNSI (Nanzan Uni.)

Prof. em. Klaus SPENNEMANN (Doshisha Uni.)

YAMAMOTO Toshimasa (Kwansei Gakuin Uni.)

New Religions 

MORISHITA Saburo (Tenri Uni.)

NASU Hidekatsu (Ryukoku Uni.)

OKADA Masahiko (Tenri Uni.)

Christian TRIEBEL (Kwansei Gakuin Uni.)

Shinto and Folk religion 

Prof. em. Petro KNECHT (Nanzan Uni.)

Theology in Dialogue

David WIDER (Kwansei Gakuin Uni.)

 

Japanese Culture and History

  Prof. em. Detlev SCHAUWECKER (Kansai Uni.)

 

 

Coordinators

 

 Director of NCC Center for Study. Prof. em. MIYASHO Tetsuo (Doshisha Uni.)

 Prof. em. Detlev Schauwecker (Kansai Uni.)

 Ms. TANIGUCHI Aisha (Otani Uni.)

 

 

Field trips and Exchange Meetings

 

The following fieldtrips were organaized during the semester:

Oomoto main sanctuary

Tenri-Kyo main sanctuary

Ise-Jingu Shrine

To-ji Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Yasaka Shrine

Mt. Hiei (Tendaishu Konpon-chudo)

Byodo-in Temple and Koshoji Temple in Uji

Sugawara-in Tenman-gu shrine

Go-oh Shrine

Nippon Christian Academy  Kansai Seminar House (Tea ceremony room)

Chapel at Kwansei Gakuin Uni. School of Theology

 

Exchange meetings with students of several universities were organized:

Otani Uni. (Jodo Shinshu Buddhism) 11/6

Bukkyo Uni. (Jodoshu Buddhism) 12/7

Ryukoku Uni. (Jodo Shinshu Buddhism) 11/27

 

Trip to Tokyo

 

The regular program included a trip to Tokyo from December 10 to 17. It consisted of the following program:

Visit and lecture:Yasukuni-Jinja shrine 

Kenju-in Temple

NCC Center for Documents on Peace Education

Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace

Center for Minority Issues and Mission

Headquarters of Rissho-koseikai

Tomisaka Christian Center

Kamakura city