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Social Programs

The autumn colored beauty in Kyoto is most splendid in November. The following Social Programs have been especially planned by the organizers for you to enjoy Kyoto at its height of brilliance. We hope the programs will deepen your understanding of Japan and its culture.

Timetable for Social Programs and Optional Tours (op)

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Shuttle Bus Departure Schedule
  Social Programs Optional Tours
November 15   13:00
November 16 18:00 -18:20 for Banquet 9:00
November 17 18:30 for Farewell Party & Kiyomizu Temple 9:00

Shuttle bus service will be provided from ICC Kyoto with return drop-offs at major hotels only for Social Programs: Banquet, and Farewell Party-Kiyomizu Temple Visitation.

Symposium Opening Ceremony
Ikebana Performance: "Court Refinement"

by Head Master Designate of Misho-ryu Sasaoka, Ryuho Sasaoka
- November 15, 9:00 Room A, 2F -

Profile:
1974 Born in Kyoto. Began to study Ikebana under his grandfather, Kunpo Sasaoka, at the age of three.
1997 Graduated from Kyoto University, Department of Architecture
1999 Took part in UNESCO's "Kyoto Evening" in Paris.
Ikebana performance
Serves as Councilor of Kyoto Ikebana Art Association
Serves as Director of Kyoto Ikebana Association
He has been actively collaborating with other traditional artists for a total appreciation of Japanese culture.

Get Together
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 18:00 - 20:00
Place: Kyoto International Conference Center, "Swan" Room
Dress code: Casual
All participants are cordially invited to the buffet style Get Together of western and Japanese cuisine.

Banquet
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 19:00 - 21:00
Place: Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto, "Mizuho" Room
Fee: ¥ 10,000
Dress code: Smart Casual
"Maiko Dance" will be performed at the party. This will be a chance for you to talk with "Maiko".

Maiko DanceMaiko (dancing girls in Kyoto)
The Maiko are young apprentice geiko who are trained in dancing, singing, and playing traditional Japanese musical instruments to entertain and provide hospitality to guests at parties and social events.

Farewell Party (Kimono Experience*) and Private Illuminated Visitation of Kiyomizu Temple
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
19:00- Buffet style dinner
(Hyatt Regency Kyoto, "Ballroom")
21:30- Kiyomizu Temple
Fee: ¥ 8,000
Dress code: Smart Casual
Dress warmly, have comfortable shoes.
Farewell Party, being buffet, will be a wonderful chance to socialize. Enjoy the Kimono Experience and wear the traditional kimono at the party.

Wearing kimono, Farewell Party* Optional Kimono Experience:
Additional fee is required. Couples are more than welcome.
Additional fee: ¥ 3,000 per person

Following the Farewell Party, you will be taken to the Kiyomizu Temple where the magnificent sight of the illuminated temple and the panoramic night view of Kyoto city are supremely beautiful, especially in autumn. An elegant short concert of traditional music in the ambience of the temple will be offered.
    This is an exclusive opportunity for Symposium participants only. Don't miss this chance.

Illuminated Kiyomizu TempleKiyomizu Temple
Kiyomizu Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was established in 778. The Main Hall with its famous extended veranda is a National Treasure. The majority of the 13 halls and 2 pagodas in the precinct are designated as Important Cultural Assets.
    The veranda, built on a 13 meter cliff and supported by wooden pillars without the use of a single nail, commands a panoramic view of the city. At night the autumn temple illumination with tinted maples surrounding is truly magnificent.


Application for Social Programs
Those who wish to join the Social Programs are requested to indicate this in the Registration and Social Programs Application Form and submit it to the Organizing Secretariat by August 31, 2010 via Internet. Or you can download the Form (PDF) and send it by fax or post-mail.


Registration and Social Programs Application Form