Tokyo Cultural Resources Conference Gakehigashi Yawaya third night (2022)

Tokyo Cultural Resources Conference
Cliff East Night Story Third Night (2022)
The 3rd joint event by six cultural and religious facilities in the Yushima Kanda Ueno area

The Tokyo Cultural Resources Council (Chairman: Toshiya Yoshimi, Professor of the University of Tokyo) collaborates with six cultural and religious facilities (Assalaam Foundation, Kan’eiji Temple, Kanda Myojin Shrine, Nikolaido, Yushima Seido, and Yushima Tenmangu Shrine) to frankly discuss different ideas, ethics, and religions. In 2021 and 2022, the joint event “Gakehigashi Yawawa” will be held on November 9, 2022 (Wednesday) at each facility (Kanda Myojin, Assalam Foundation, It will be held as the third night at Kaneiji Temple, Nikolaido, Yushima Seido, and Yushima Tenmangu Shrine.
For more than six years, research group activities have been held mainly by volunteer researchers from major religious and academic facilities in Yushima, Kanda, and Ueno, as well as nearby
universities, in order to think about new forms of spiritual culture in Japan. Since the year before last, we have been holding a joint event called “Gaito Night Story” to showcase the results and spread social understanding of academic and religious activities that transcend sects and doctrines. This year (2022) will be the third night.
This year’s common theme: “Food and Courtesy, Food and Prayer” It goes without saying that food is indispensable for human survival, but it not only physiologically maintains the physical body, but also contributes to spiritual fulfillment, family and organization in people’s daily lives. It is also an essential element in creating bonds between people. The corona crisis has also served as an opportunity to reaffirm its importance. This time, I would like to think about the meaning of food in the prayers and ceremonies at each facility.
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Cliff East Night Story
Date and time: November 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Venue: Assalamu Foundation, Kan’eiji Temple, Kanda Myojin Shrine, Nicolai-do, Yushima Seido, Yushima Tenmangu Shrine and dinner venue (NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO)
Part 1: Panel discussion “Thinking about prayer through food” Time: 15:00-16:30
Venue: Kanda Myojin Cultural Exchange Center 4F Reiwa Room (Capacity 30 people) Participation fee: 1,000 yen (1,500 yen for ticket between Part 1 and Part 2) Application: Peatix
Introduction of panelists (in alphabetical order):
Yoshiyuki Oshita (Professor, Doshisha University) vs. Hideyuki Naka (Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral = Nicolai-do, Priest)
Yuki Tanaka (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo) Shigeru Torii (Kanda Myojin Shrine, Gonnegi) Masazumi Oshimi (Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, Gon Priest)
Ryoyu Miyabe (Kan’eiji, Butler) Mohammed Nazir (Assalaam Foundation, Representative)
Toshiya Yoshimi (Professor, The University of Tokyo / Chairman of this council) Part 2: Lectures, demonstrations, etc. at each facility
The content, structure, and capacity of each venue differ
(Confucianism, Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, and Buddhism). Time: 17:30-18:30
Venue: Each facility
Participation fee: 1,000 yen (1,500 yen for ticket between Part 1 and Part 2) Application: Peatix
■ Information on each venue and contents
Kaneiji Temple
 Performer: Ryoyu Miyabe (Kan’eiji, butler)
Capacity: 20 people
Venue: Kanshoin, 15-11 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, 3 minutes on foot from Uguisudani Station (South Exit) *No parking available
Assalamu Foundation
Cast: Tariq Fatayani Director
Capacity: 30 people
Venue: Assalamu Foundation prayer room, 4th floor, Taito 4-6-7, Taito-ku *Relocated.
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine “Relationship between traditional Japanese rice farming and rituals”
Cast: Masazumi Oshimi (Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, Gon Negi) Nao Watanabe (Gon Negi)
Capacity: 20 people
Venue: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine facilities
Kanda Myojin Shrine: “Appreciation before and after meals, sake and gagaku” Cast: Hichiriki, Takahito Kasuga, Ryuteki, Mizuki Takashima
   Kazutaka Ando (Serving)
Capacity: 30 people
Venue: Kanda Myojin Cultural Exchange Center 4th Floor Reiwa Room Yushima Seido (Shibunkai) “Five Element Thoughts and Food-Food and Five Flavors, Food and Seasons, Food and Health”
Person in charge: Shinichi Yanaka (Professor Emeritus, Japan Women’s University / Councilor of Shibunkai)
Capacity: 20 people
Venue: Auditorium
Nikolaido (Tokyo Resurrection Cathedral Church) “Prayer and Food of the Orthodox Church”
Appearance: Hideyuki Tainaka (Nikorai-do, chief priest)
Capacity: 10 people
Venue: International Room
Part 3: Dinner
Hours: 19:00-21:00
Venue: Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo
In Part 3, we collaborated with NOHGA Hotel Ueno Tokyo “Bistro NOHGA” and based on the common theme of Gakehigashi Yawawa, “Food, Courtesy, Food and Prayer”, Assalaam Foundation (Halal), Kaneiji Temple. (Shojin cuisine) and Bistro Nouga (French) offer “Halal x Shojin x French SP collaboration dinner”. We also have a special accommodation plan for Gaitou Yawawa. There will be a brief explanation from Assalamu Foundation and Kaneiji Temple before meals.
・ “Gaitou Yawawa” special dinner plan
A dinner worth 6,000 yen per person will be offered at a special rate of 4,400 yen (tax included) during the 4th anniversary month of NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO. You can enjoy Halal cuisine, Shojin cuisine and French cuisine. (Separate reservations are required for Part 1 and Part 2 of Cliff East Night Story)
・ Special accommodation plan for “Gaito Yawaya”
This accommodation plan includes a one-night stay at NOHGA Hotel Ueno Tokyo with breakfast and a special dinner plan at Gaitou Yawawa. (Separate reservations are required for Part 1 and Part 2 of Cliff East Night Story.)
It can be used by one person or two people, and we will propose a room type according to your request.
For dinner plan reservations, accommodation plan reservations, and inquiries, please contact us below.
Phone: 03-5816-0211 Email:
Nohga Hotel Ueno Tokyo
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way to participate
If you would like to participate, please purchase in advance.  Part 1: Capacity 30 people, participation fee 1,000 yen
Part 2: Each facility (6 facilities) capacity 10 to 30 people Participation fee 1.000 yen   *1,500 yen ticket for both Part 1 and Part 2 (can be purchased from Peatix for both Part 1 and Part 2)
Part 3 (with commentary) Dinner: Nouga Hotel Ueno Tokyo Restaurant Participation fee: 4,400 yen including tax
*Separate reservations are required for Part 1 and Part 2 of Cliff East Night Story.
*For Part 3, we are considering several sets such as “dinner only” and “one night with breakfast”. For dinner plans, please contact NOHGA HOTEL UENO TOKYO (
What is Gaito Yawa?
I’ve never heard of it, but I think most people think that. That should be it, it is a coined word made for the first event. Many of the academic and religious facilities participating in this event are located on the Hongo Plateau and other plateaus east of Tokyo, where the sea once stretched out beneath the cliffs. The reason for the name “Gakehigashi Night Story” is that we can talk about things that we usually forget in our busy schedules in the east of the cliff, quietly at night.
The Yushima Kanda Ueno Shrines and Temples Research Group, which came up with this plan, is a loose organization of volunteers that was established five years ago as a project of the Tokyo Cultural Resources Council by people involved in academic and religious facilities in the vicinity of Gakehigashi. is. The purpose is to evaluate the social role that these facilities have played so far, sort out the current problems (both hard and soft), and various roles that should be played in the formation of social ideals and social ethics in Japan in the future. I was just trying to think about it from an angle.
It all started with an understanding of each other’s histories and ways of thinking, and through the preparation of pamphlets and reports, the holding of symposiums, and the establishment of a cram school for in-depth learning, we deepened our understanding, leading to our first joint collaboration. What we worked on as an event is this Cliff East Night Story.
The event has three social purposes.
(1) Rediscover the historical, cultural and social significance of Tokyo’s representative academic and religious facilities in the Yushima-Kanda-Ueno area, and consider the importance of fostering a rich spiritual culture in Japan in the future. It will be an opportunity for you to receive it.
(2) As a result of the Yushima Kanda Ueno shrines and temples and temples study group for five years, publicize the fact that mutual understanding, cooperation, and cooperation between facilities have progressed.
(3) By forgetting the hustle and bustle of the daytime and holding the event at night, we propose to society a new nightlife and lifestyle that allows you to slowly and carefully observe, learn, and think (view, study, and think).
It may be the first attempt in Japan or the world to hold a joint event across different sects and academic organizations like this one. We hope that through this event, we will be able to openly understand different ideas, ethics, and religions, and to think about the future of new spirituality and religion.
What is the Tokyo Cultural Resources Council?
An organization launched in 2015 by volunteers from industry, government, academia, and citizens. We are developing a variety of projects aimed at discovering, preserving, promoting and disseminating cultural resources in Tokyo, especially in the eastern part of the city, which has diverse and abundant cultural resources from the Edo period to the present. . This Yushima Kanda Ueno shrine and temple study group is one of them. In recent years, the area covered by our activities has been expanding to include the entire Tokyo area.

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