Get together party
|Date/Time||July 7 (Sun.), 18:00 ~|
|Venue||5F “Room 501”, Fukuoka International Congress Center|
|Date/Time||July 10 (Wed.), 19:00 ~|
|Venue||Hotel Okura Fukuoka|
|Special Attractions||Gagaku* by Kashiigu Shrine orchestra as an opening of banquet
From approximately the 5th century, music and dances were brought to Japan from the ancient civilizations of countries such China and Korea at around the same time that Buddhist teachings and cultures were permeating the country. Gagaku, a fusion of these music and dances, was completed in its artistic form by about the 10th century, from whence it has been passed down from generation to generation under the patronage of the Imperial Family. The Japanese singing style and vocal arrangements for Gagaku are composed of advanced musical techniques, and Gagaku has not only contributed to the creation and development of modern-day music, but also has by itself the potential to develop in many aspects, as a global art form.
** Hakata Geigi
It is said that the geigi appeared in Hakata in the middle of the Edo period. In those days, geigi from Osaka were invited to tea houses in Nagasaki to entertain customers. However, as their stay in Nagasaki was limited to no more than 100 days, they would then temporarily move to Hakata to earn money and then return to Nagasaki again. Some of them settled in Hakata and it is said that these settlers became the roots of the Hakata geigi. During the Meiji and Taisho eras, Hakata geigi were famous for their generous, open character. In the past, more than 2,000 geigi were registered with the Hakata Kenban. With the changing times, this number has decreased and today only 18 geigi are currently registered.
- ※ Banquet is NOT included in the registration fee.
Please purchase a banquet ticket at the time of registration.