Masamitsu Araki’s performance takes place in the parking lot of Hieizan Driveway. To deepen our understanding of the site, this talk highlights its history and culture. The mountain is home to Hieizan Enryakuji, a Tendai Buddhist temple that was founded by Saicho in the year 806. At the time, a prominent movement developed in the area that incorporated international visits among monks and emerging new values. This talk examines our society today through the lens of early Heian Buddhist culture.
Guest: Takahiko Kameyama (Research fellow at the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at Ryukoku University)
Host: Kyoto Experiment Co-directors
10.2 (Sat) 13:30–15:00
Language: Japanese only
Born in Nara Prefecture in 1979. Graduated with a PhD in Literature from Ryukoku University Faculty of Letters. After working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in the United States, he became a researcher at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, a part-time lecturer at Ryukoku University, a researcher at the Research Center for World Buddhist Cultures at the same university and a Representative Member of Kamishichiken Bunko LLC. He specializes in Japanese and Esoteric Buddhist Studies. He has authored multiple books in Japanese on Buddhism and Zen.