Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Languages
Double-Degree Master’s Program "History in the Public Sphere (HIPS)"

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Online Lecture: Dr Timon Screech “Ceremonies of Light at Nikkô”

It is well known that Tokugawa was deified upon his death in 1616, and that a shrine to him built among the religious institutions in the holy mountains of Nikkô. As is also common knowledge, these were rebuilt for the 20th anniversary of his death into the sumptuous complex that exits today. This talk will introduce these events, but will go further in looking at the shrine-temple complex from the standpoint of its name -nikkô means ‘sunlight’. How and why were metaphors of illumination used, and what did they mean, not least as the imperial line had long monopolised the mythology of solar kingship.

Date / Time:
Tuesday, 28th July 2020
17:00-18:30 (JST)

“Ceremonies of Light at Nikkô”

Dr Timon Screech
(Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Professor at University of London, SOAS)

Language: English

Admission: Free

Pre-registration is required. Please fill in the registration form, or email your name, affiliation, and email address to “hips-office[at]tufs.ac.jp”.
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* Please register by 15:00pm on the day (28th July).

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