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ERIYO WATANABE “The Art of Japanese Incense”

2015-2016 Friday Night Lecture Series: Lecture #3

About This Lecture/Workshop
Unlike the tea ceremony and flower arrangement, there is less
opportunity to experience Japanese incense ceremony. In this
workshop, participants will enjoy the aroma of incense wood in
a relaxed environment. The lecture begins with a brief talk on
the history of incense and the various kinds of incense. A
workshop follows on Japanese incense ceremony, with a focus
on feeling the power of the fragrance of each incense wood
used as an offering to the gods or Buddha. It is great for
relaxation and stress reduction as well as activating
concentration because naturally you do meditation and
breathing exercise at the same time. Eriyo will finish with the
fragrance of neri-koh which is a blended incense ball based on
a 1000-year old recipe.

Time: 7:00PM Start (Doors Open 6:30PM)
Place: ICJC Lecture Hall, Yokohama (YIS Campus)
249-2 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Fee: ¥1,500 per person all-inclusive.
Advance registration required.
To register: Email: or Phone: 045.263.8009
Limit: 20 people

About Our Speaker
Eriyo Watanabe is a director of Incense Research Institute and
specialist of making incense. She studied expressive arts
therapy and received a master’s degree from Lesley University.
With her international experience from living overseas for 10
years and traveling to 48 different countries, she became
interested in incense culture and its history. She offers
Japanese incense ceremony in a contemporary style to match
modern living and workshops to make neri-koh from Heian
period and kyphi from ancient Egypt. She gives lessons of
Japanese incense for foreigners and special workshops in
corporate training and school education as well as special
service of custom-made incense. In addition, she has been
researching how to use incense to prevent dementia.

Please read more about The Art of Japanese Incense here.

Earlier Event: December 10
Japanese Language (Beginner Level)
Later Event: December 17
Japanese Language (Beginner Level)