On September 15, 2021, the 3rd Sakeology Seminar in AY2021, “Architecture and urban space related to sake – Sake breweries, ryotei, and kagai,” was held. In the seminar, Dr. OKAZAKI Atsuyuki, a Cooperating Faculty Member of Sakeology Center (Professor, Faculty of Engineering), gave a lecture on his research.
Dr. Okazaki lectured on the importance of sake breweries, where sake is produced, and ryotei (*1) and kagai (*2), where it is consumed, as landscapes that symbolize Japanese culture and as tourism resources, from the perspective of urban planning, which is his research area.
*1 ryotei :
Traditional Japanese restaurant
It is a workplace of geigi (Japanese female trained in traditional Japanese performing arts styles such as dance, music and proficient hospitality) and is located in a place called kagai
*2 kagai :
The place where all kinds of traditional Japanese culture are inherited, such as sake, cuisine, dance, music, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, costume, traditional alleys and architectures
Furumachi, Niigata City Traditional Entertainment District
The 4th Sakeology Seminar in AY2021 is scheduled for November 15, 2021.
* Sakeology Seminar is open to the faculty and staff of Niigata University.