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Tokyu Bunkamura Co., Ltd. May 16th is “Travel Day”. A literary trip to Shiga/Kyoto with the theme of “The Ta le of Genji” that you want to take in June

[Tokyu Bunkamura Co., Ltd.] May 16th is “Travel Day”. A literary trip to Shiga/Kyoto with the theme of “The Tale of Genji” that you want to take in June

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Press release: May 16, 2024
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May 16th is “Travel Day”. A literary trip to Shiga/Kyoto with the theme of “The Tale of Genji” that you want to take in June
*In honor of this day to think about travel, we would like to propose a travel plan with the theme of “The Tale of Genji.” Naocola Yamazaki and Ryuka Washio will be on stage at the talk event. *
The Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award, sponsored by Tokyu Bunkamura Co., Ltd. (Shibuya, Tokyo), is THE
KYOTO (Kyoto Shimbun Research Institute) and Tankosha co-hosted the talk event “The Beginning of the Tale of Genji and the Future” for the first time in Kyoto. Would you like to take a trip to immerse yourself in the world of works related to “The Tale of Genji” in conjunction with the event?
* ■Go on a trip themed around “The Tale of Genji” *
May 16th is “Travel Day”. In honor of this day to think about travel, we would like to propose a travel plan with the theme of “The Tale of Genji.”

-Plan proposal-
* [June 14th 13:00] Experience the Ishiyama pilgrimage that was popular among female literary figures. Ishiyamadera, a temple of literature. *
Dongdaemun (Important Cultural Property) Owned by Ishiyama Temple Ishiyama-dera, the head temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, is located in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture. During the Heian period, it attracted many people of faith, and “Ishiyama Pilgrimage” was a popular event where aristocrats and female literary figures visited the shrine. It is said that Murasaki Shikibu, who received a request from the Chugu Shrine of Time, went to Ishiyama-dera Temple to create a new story and came up with the idea for “The Tale of Genji.” Ishiyamadera is about 30 minutes by train and bus from Kyoto Station. Why not visit this place and think about the literary figures who visited Ishiyama during the Heian period?
1-1-1 Ishiyamadera, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture https://www.ishiyamadera.or.jp/ *Ishiyamadera and Murasaki Shikibu Exhibition “People around Murasaki Shikibu” is being held at Ishiyamadera Hojoden until June 30th (Sun)

* [June 14th 18:30] Attended a talk event between the author and the host in Kyoto. Thinking about how to interpret “The Tale of Genji” and how women should live their lives. *
Mr. Naocola Yamazaki
Ryuka Washio
The Tale of Genji has influenced not only the literary scene but also waka poems, picture scrolls, stage plays, and opera. Now that social norms have changed dramatically, why not find some hints to face this masterpiece at a talk event? Author Naoko Yamazaki and Ryuka Washio, head of Ishiyamadera Temple, will be on stage and will speak from their respective perspectives as writers and head of the temple. There will also be an autograph session after the show.
Date and time: June 14, 2024 (Friday) Registration starts at 18:00 Performance starts at 18:30
Venue: Kyoto Shimbun Culture Hall
(Kyoto Shimbun Building 7F, Karasuma-dori Eikawakamiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture)
Speaker: Naocola Yamazaki (33rd Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award Winner) Ryuka Washio (53rd head priest of Ishiyama-dera Temple)
Event homepage * [June 14th 20:30] Stayed at THE HOTEL HIGASHIYAMA by Kyoto Tokyu Hotel. * Stay at THE HOTEL HIGASHIYAMA by Kyoto Tokyo, perfect for a literary trip To the hotel. Located in the quaint Higashiyama area, the hotel has a full-size reproduction of the National Treasure “The Tale of Genji Emaki,” which is owned by the Goto Museum (Setagaya, Tokyo). In addition, there are books selected on the theme of Kyoto and Japanese culture in the guest rooms, so you will be able to stay in a space where you can feel the tradition and culture.
Don’t miss out on the sale of lodging options that include a “talk event ticket” and “Mirai no Genji Monogatari” (by Naoko Yamazaki). 175-2 Ishicho, 3-chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Sanjo-dori Shirakawabashi Higashiiri
https://www.tokyuhotels.co.jp/higashiyama-h/index.html

* [June 15th 11:00] Visit bookstores to enjoy more literature. * Don’t forget to visit the bookstore the day after enjoying the temple of literature, the discussion between the author and the temple owner, and the literature. It is also recommended that you come across new books and take them home as a memory of your trip. We received a recommendation for a book that expresses our desire to “give an award to this work” from an independent new bookstore with outstanding bookstore taste and a bookstore that communicates the latest trends in Kyoto.

-Seikosha-
A private bookstore located in a back alley between the Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kamogawa River. We mainly sell new books, but also photo books, art-related foreign books, used books, new records, and miscellaneous goods.
437 Tawaraya-cho, Nakamachi-dori Marutamachi Kamiru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture

“Words of Natsuju Wada” by Iko Kajitani, Seikosha
Recommended book: “Words of Natsuju Wada” by Iko Kajitani, Seikosha ▼Click here for recommendation
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/bungaku/mybungakusho/article51.html -Ogaki Shoten Kyoto Main Store-
We will present the “seasonal” of Kyoto to people in Japan and abroad by presenting a deep selection of books and events that express interest and admiration for Kyoto, such as “sightseeing,”
“tradition,” “ethics,” “buildings,” “festivals,” and “cuisine.” We are transmitting.
78SUINA Muromachi, Shijo-dori Higashiiri, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 1F
“A Bright Bouquet” Maho Okamoto Nanarokusha
Recommended book: “Akarui Bouquet” by Maho Okamoto, Nanarokusha ▼Click here for recommendation
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/bungaku/mybungakusho/article52.html * ≪Event Overview≫ *
* Bunkamura Doumago Salon Literature Cafe with THE KYOTO “The Beginning of the Tale of Genji, and to the Future” *
Date and time: June 14, 2024 (Friday) Registration starts at 18:00 Performance starts at 18:30
Speaker: Naocola Yamazaki (33rd Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award Winner) Ryuka Washio (53rd head priest of Ishiyama-dera Temple)
Venue: Kyoto Shimbun Culture Hall (Kyoto Shimbun Building 7F, Karasuma-dori Eikawakami Ru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City)
Event homepage: https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/event/lineup/20240614.html Price: 1,500 yen (tax included) -Tickets on sale now- *All seats are free *Pre-school children are not allowed to enter.
Sponsored by: Bunkamura, THE KYOTO (Kyoto Shimbun Research Institute), Tankosha Contact: Bunkamura 03-3477-3244
* ≪Speaker≫*
* Naoko Yamazaki * (Yamazaki Naokola)
Novelist, essayist. Graduated from the Department of Japanese Literature, Faculty of Letters, Kokugakuin University. His graduation thesis was “The Tale of Genji” Ukifune Theory, which was about the strangeness of categorizing similar people. She made her debut in 2004 by winning the Bungei Prize for “Don’t Laugh at Other People’s Sex.” Won the 33rd Bunkamura Doumago Literary Award (selection committee: Machi Tawara) for “Mirai’s Tale of Genji” (Tankosha).
* Ryuka Washio * (Ryuuge Washio)
Born in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture. The 53rd head priest of Daihonzan Ishiyama-dera Temple. Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Aesthetics and Art (majoring in Western Art History), and Shuchiin University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Buddhism. He is active in a wide range of activities both on and off the mountain, including lectures and interreligious cooperation. December 2023 “Hotoke Oath, Omoki Ishiyama”
Published “At a Temple Associated with Murasaki Shikibu” (Tankisha). * [What is the Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award] *
It was established in 1990, inheriting the unique spirit of the Prix de Doumagot, which has been in Paris for 90 years. I would like to explore the possibilities of new literature that is innovative and original, without falling into authoritarianism or being bound by established concepts. The award-winning works are selected by a single selection committee member who rotates every year, and the selection committee member’s term of office is one year.
The 33rd (FY2023) was selected by Mr. Machi Tawara, and was selected from “Mirai no Genji Monogatari” by Naoko Yamazaki (March 2023). It was decided to be published by Tankosha. The 34th (2024) selection committee member is Natsuo Kirino, and the winning entries are scheduled to be announced in September 2024.
[Dumago Salon Literature Cafe]
The Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award holds irregular talk events as a place for you to share an intimate space with writers and become familiar with literature.
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/bungaku/cafe/
The latest news about the Bunkamura Dumago Literary Award will be announced on our website.
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