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Visiting the EKŌ-Haus der Japanischen Kultur on Japantag

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Mindfulness Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 25 May 12:30 - 16:00

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On Japan Day in Düsseldorf, the EKŌ-Haus der Japanischen Kultur invites to visit the large temple garden and the Buddhist temple (the traditional wooden house remains closed except for the tea ceremonies). The temple is opened to the garden and can be viewed from there, but not entered. Free entrance. In addition, special events are offered on Japan Day:

Gōtan-e-Fest: 14:00, celebration of the birth of the founder of Shin Buddhism, Shinran Shōnin - Participants in the ceremony are asked to attend it fully in the temple; visitors of Japan Day can follow the ceremony from outside.

Afterwards: 15:00 and 16:00, "The EKŌ Temple - Sightseeing and Religious Building" Explanations (in German) for the visitors of Japan Day on the history of the EKŌ temple and the religion that stands in the background. There is a maximum of 80 seats. Those entering the temple are asked to remain seated until the end of the event.

Calligraphy exhibition (EKŌ-Saal).

Photo exhibition (Foyer): "Kristina Thomas: Matsuri - Japanese folk festivals"

Tea ceremonies (Japanese wooden house): 13.30 hrs, 14.30 hrs, 15.30 hrs, 16.30 hrs each. Number of participants per event: max. 20. Tickets at the reception on the day of the event. Fee: 10 €/pers.

Koto demonstration (Kyōsei-Saal)

Later, you can join the Japantag in Düsseldorf with an exciting programm till nighttime: Protected content

If you have children, feel invited to bring them along (they are welcome to join additionally to the max. of 15 people).