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2nd International Conference on
Archi-Cultural Translations through the Silk Road
July 14-16, 2012
Mukogawa Women's University

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'The 2nd international conference on Archi-Cultural Translations through the Silk Road' was held at Mukogawa Womenfs University (MWU), Kami-koshien campus in Nishinomiya, Japan from July 14 to 16, 2012 under the auspices of iaSU and MWU co-hosted by BU.

'iaSU' is an acronym for the International Association of SILKROAD UNIVERSITIES, is an association of universities mainly organized by Bahcesehir University and MWU which are located at the opposite ends of the gSilk Road.h The organization aims to encourage exchanges among the universities located on the gSilk Roadh and its periphery.

Saturday, July 14th

'In the morning, the opening ceremony was held at West Hall in Koshien Hall. On behalf of the organizers, Shigeyuki Okazaki (the chair of the iaSU 2012 JAPAN Organizing Committee, the dean of Department of Architecture, MWU and the president of Institute of Turkish Culture Studies at MWU) , Ryo Okawara the (chancellor of MWU), Naosuke Itoigawa the (president of MWU) and Ahmet Eyuce , the (dean of school of Architecture, BU) made speeches. Then, as guests, Mr. Hiroaki Matsumoto (Chief Executive Officer for Urban & Housing Development Hyogo Prefectural Government: on behalf of governor of Hyogo prefecture), and Mr. Masahiro Kono (Mayor of Nishinomiya city) gave congratulatory speeches. @

Then, keynote lecture entitled gJapanese Culture and Buddhismh@by Dr. Daishun Ueyama, professor emeritus and former president at Ryukoku University was delivered. He explained how Buddhism, which was imported from Kudara, had been established as the basis of the Japanese culture. He also explained that gHarmony (Wa)h , or an element to take care of life to avoid conflict, had infiltrated Japanese relationship, society, and culture and that it was also utilized for Japanese architecture in terms of the relationship between man and nature. In the explanation he introduced concrete examples such as Tokonoma and Senzai in Tea ceremony room, Karesansui garden in Ryoanji Temple and arrangement of temple buildings. @

In the lunch hour, welcome reception was held at the lounge in Koshien Hall and participants exchanged with each other.@At the same time, Kumimono demonstration was held at the terrace. Mr. Masahiro Araki who is a part-time lecturer at department of architecture, MWU and others. assembled the parts of Kumimono, Hijiki, Houdo and Makido, using a wooden hammer, Kakeya and an iron hammer. @

In the afternoon, sessions on gCross-cultural interaction along the Silk Road,h gRegional characteristics and individuality of living space,h gModernization, globalization and urbanization,h gReligion and arth which had 30 presentations were held at three venues, i.e. West Hall, Presentation Room and East Studio in Architecture Studio. @

In the evening, keynote lecture entitled gIndoors and Outdoorsh by Ahmet Eyuce, dean of school of architecture, BU was delivered at West Hall. He explained the importance of getting the brush from a new way of thinking and having a new free thinking. In the lecture he introduced a lot of architectures and settlements along the Silk Road from various periods.

Sunday, July 15th

'Since morning, sessions on gRegional characteristics and individuality of living space,h gScience and technology that underpin culture,h gSustainability and global environment,h gReligion and art,h gCase studies on cultural formationh, which had 18 and 16 presentations in the morning and in the afternoon, respectively, were held at three venues, i.e. West Hall, Presentation Room and East Studio in Architecture Studio. During the lunch break, with the cooperation of the club members of tea ceremony, tea ceremony experience was held at the tea house on campus, and many researchers enjoyed the Japanese tea ceremony. @

In the early evening, keynote lecture entitled "Prospect for an Afro- Eurasian World" by Prof. Dr. Masaaki Sugiyama Professor of the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University was held at Presentation Room in Architecture Studio. He explained wide range of topics not only about the history of Mongolia, which is his specialty but also about various matters from his career to politics, language, architecture and arts. He noted that it is important to reassemble the history of world and Japan in the perspective of Eurasia rather than to accept the history of world made by European. Also, he emphasized an importance of looking at the whole of things warning segmentalized modern academic researches.@ @

Then the closing ceremony was held. In the ceremony Shigeyuki Okazaki, the chair of the iaSU 2012 JAPAN Organizing Committee, said thanks to the many people who have contributed to the conference and prayed for a reunion of the 3rdInternational Conference on the next time. After that, commemorative photo with all participants was taken. In the evening, dinner party was held at West Hall and researchers form the world deepened a friendship.

Monday, July 16th

'Kyoto tour with two courses (A and B) was held divided into two courses A, B. After departing from Koshien Hall and seeing the central and Hamakoshien campuses of MWU in a car, we visited Koseiin, Nishi Hongwan-ji, Kinkaku-ji, etc. In the evening, we visited the city of Kyoto where the Gion Festival was being held.@

This conference was held over the three days and it was a great success. Thank you for your participation and cooperation.

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremonial Speeches
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Okazaki (iaSU2012 JAPAN Organizing Committee Chair, MWU)
Opening Ceremonial Speeches
Mr. Ryo Okawara (Chancellor, MWU)
Opening Ceremonial Speeches
Prof. Dr. Naosuke Itoigawa (President, MWU)
Opening Ceremonial Speeches
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Eyuce (Dean of the Faculty of Arch. and Design, Bahcesehir University)
Complimentary Speech
Mr. Hiroaki Matsumoto (Acting Governor of Hyogo Prefecture, Chief Executive Officer for Urban & Housing Development, Hyogo Prefectural Government)
Complimentary Speech
Mr. Masahiro Kono (Mayor, Nishinomiya City)
Keynote Lecture 1
"Japanese Culture and Buddhism" by Dr. Daishun Ueyama (Professor emeritus, the former president of Ryukoku University)
Keynote Lecture 1 at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Keynote Lecture 1 at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Registration before Opening Ceremony
Registration Desk in Lounge of Koshien Hall Registration Desk for Data of Presentations
Registration Desk for Kyoto One Day Tour Registration Desk for Kyoto One Day Tour
Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception at Lounge in Koshien Hall
Kumimono Demonstration by Mr. Masamobu Araki
Kumimono Demonstration at Terrace in Koshien Hall
Kumimono Demonstration at Terrace in Koshien Hall
Invited Talk
Invited Talk 1 "ADVANCED SEISMIC DESIGN OF BUILDINGS FOR THE RESILIENT CITY"
Dr. Akira Wada (Professor emeritus at Tokyo Institute of Technology, President of Architectural Institute of Japan )
Invited Talk 2 "TRACING THE ORIGIN OF JAPANESE PAGODAS ALONG THE SILK ROAD"
Dr. Koji Miyazaki (Professor emeritus, Kyoto University)
Sessions
Session at Presentation Room in Architecture Studio
Session at East Studio in Architecture Studio
Keynote Lecture 2
"Indoors and Outdoors" by Prof. Dr. Ahmet Eyuce Dean of the Faculty of Arch. and Design, Bahcesehir University
Keynote Lecture 2 at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Keynote Lecture 2 at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Sessions
Session at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Session at Presentation Room in Architecture Studio
Session at East Studio in Architecture Studio
Explanation of Architectural Structure Model by Dr. Mamoru Kawaguchi
Explanation of Sundome Fukui Structure Model by Dr. Mamoru Kawaguchi
Explanation of Architectural Structure Model by Dr. Mamoru Kawaguchi
Explanation of Architectural Structure Model by Dr. Mamoru Kawaguchi
Explanation of Architectural Structure Model by Dr. Mamoru Kawaguchi
Lunch
Lunch at Lounge in Koshien Hall
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony at the Teahouse "Jimyo-an" in the garden of Koshien Hall@
Tea Ceremony at the Teahouse "Jimyo-an" in the garden of Koshien Hall@
Keynote Lecture 3
"Prospect for an Afro- Eurasian World" by Prof. Dr. Masaaki Sugiyama Professor of the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University.
Keynote Lecture 3 at Presentation Room in Architecture Studio
Keynote Lecture 3 at Presentation Room in Architecture
Closing Ceremony
Closing Speech
Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Okazaki (iaSU2012 JAPAN Organizing Committee Chair, MWU)
Commemorative photo
Dinner Party
Speech of Prof. Dr. Naosuke Itoigawa (President of MWU)
Dinner Party at West Hall in Koshien Hall
Monday, July 16, 2012
Kyoto One Day Tour
Before Departure
Koseiin
Commemorative photo in front of Koseiin (Group A)
Hiunkaku in Nishihonganji (Group A)
Explanation of Garden in Nishihonganji by Dr. Hironobu Yoshida (Group A)
Commemorative photo in front of Kinkaku-ji (Group B)
Gion Festibal
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