Don’t miss the following exciting programs of social event.
Monday, 9 July 2018
9:00 Opening Ceremony at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima with
a cappella performance
13:00-17:30 Accompanying Persons Tour A: Visit to an Elementary
School in Hiroshima ＆ A-bomb Dome (World Heritage Site), Hiroshima
Peace Memorial Park and the Peace Memorial Museum
19:00 Welcome Reception at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima with
Taiko-Drumming performance and the Japanese Lion Dancing
Taiko Drumming: Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using
large drums. The drums range in size from roughly a snare drum
(“shime”), to drums as large as a car (the “o-daiko”). The most
common drum size in taiko is the “chu-daiko” which is the size of a
Japanese Lion Dance: It is a form of traditional dance in Asian
countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion
costume. The lion dance is usually performed during the New Year and
other traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be
performed at important occasions such as business opening events,
special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honor
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
13:30 IIAV & ASJ Members Boat Tour to Miyajima Island & Itsukushima
Shrine (The most 3 beautiful places in Japan, World Heritage Site)
with Noh Stage explanation by volunteers.
Noh Stage: This is the only Noh stage in Japan which stands in the sea.
Noh began to be performed in Miyajima about 440 years ago.
Since this Noh stage is built in the sea, its structure differs from that of
other Noh stages because its floor is designed to echo footsteps.
13:00-17:30 Optional Tour A: Half Day Visit to Iwakuni City – Kintai Bridge
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
9:00-16:45 Accompanying Persons Tour B & Optional Tour B: Visit to
19:00 Gala Dinner at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima with Kagura
Kagura: Kagura is a music and dance dedicated to Shinto Gods.
In the Kojiki and other ancient books that tell us about the mythology of
Japan, there are stories of one god hiding within a stone and another
god dancing to coax it out, and this is said to be the origin of Kagura.
Since ancient times, Kagura has been performed as a ceremony in
which people ask for a good harvest and abundant catches of fish and
wish away illness.
Thursday. 12 July 2018
11:00 Closing Ceremony at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima