Wednesday, December 1, 2021
6:30 PM (EST)


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From Nara to Indiana

´╗┐The Japan-America Society of Indiana invites you to join a unique online cultural experience live-streamed from Shonenji Temple in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture. During the program, which has been created specifically for our Hoosier audience, you will have special access to the grounds of the temple located in Imai-cho, a historic neighborhood in Kashihara City. Organized in partnership with LUKES Japan and the State of Indiana, the live experience will introduce viewers to cultural and historical aspects of both Shonenji Temple and Imai-cho.

Shonenji Temple & Imai-cho

Shonenji Temple was built sometime around 1530 AD during the Tenmon Era of the Muromachi Period. Imai-cho, the neighborhood surrounding the temple, is part of Kashihara City. The Kashihara Palace is believed to have been the place where Emperor Jimmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan, ascended the throne. Shonenji Temple sits in the middle of this ancient and important Japanese city.


Introduction of Shonenji Temple
Buyo Japanese Dance
Traditional Bridal Costume
Iaido (Sword Martial Art)
Kurondo Ninja Experience
Buyo with Modern Pop Music


Kazuo Ueda, Chairman/Director, Japan PFI/PPP Association

Christopher Hill, Nara Prefecture


LUKES Japan is a travel agency specializing in customized experiences for international travelers. LUKES is offering Hoosiers who view this program a special 10% discount on future bookings of these experiences which you can enjoy live in person during your next trip to Nara, Japan.

Sign up with the link below and the YouTube Live program link will be forwarded to you.

We hope you will join us for this special opportunity. We look forward to exploring Shonenji Temple together with you on December 1st!


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