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IAP 2015 Activities by Sponsor - MIT Japan Program

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Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

Hiroko Matsuyama

Add to Calendar Jan/27 Tue 02:00PM-03:30PM E40-496 (Pye Rm)

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 20 participants
Fee: $10.00 for Materials (due at time of registration)

Create your own flower arrangement with Hiroko Matsuyama, instructor from the Ohara school of Ikebana, in an IAP course on this ancient Japanese art.

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, MIT Japan Program
Contact: Christine Pilcavage,

Kyudo: Japanese Archery

Jim Boorstein, Sam Kanner, Joyce Wu

Add to Calendar Jan/17 Sat 01:00PM-05:00PM MAC Court
Add to Calendar Jan/18 Sun 09:30AM-03:30PM Rockwell Cage, North Court

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 15 participants
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Fee: $20.00 for instruction

Kyudo, or Japanese archery, means the "way of the bow" and was considered the highest discipline of ancient Japanese samurai. Kyudo is based on standing Zen meditation used by Zen Buddhist monks as a means of cultivating self-awareness. Beginners will receive instruction in the basic form of kyudo. Training will take place on the first day, followed by actual shooting on the second day.  People are required to come on Saturday to be trained in order to shoot on Sunday.

Sponsor(s): MIT Japan Program, Center for International Studies
Contact: Christine Pilcavage, E40-431, x8-8208,