The Art of Ogasawara-ryū Knot Tying
Kiyomoto Ogasawara, 32nd generation head of the Ogasawara school of Etiquette, Archery and Horsemanship will demonstrate knot-tying.
The reihō passed down in the Ogasawara family originated from the samurai etiquette of the Kamakura period. In the late Heian period, Nagakiyo created rituals for the samurai at the request of Minamoto no Yoritomo, and in the Muromachi period (1336-1573), these became formalized as the reihō for samurai manners.
The Ogasawara-ryū reihō is to find beauty in being considerate of the other person, responding flexibly, and eliminating the irrelevant. This lesson will focus on the art of tying beautiful knots, and folding paper for numerous occasions.
Participants should prepare several sheets of paper and provide their own 8-10" cords to participate in the knot-tying experience.
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This event is sponsored by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.