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Tsurugaoka Bunko Education Class

Tsurugaoka Bunko offers a series of lectures on Shinto, history, literature, and other subjects.
Each course is held from May to March of the following year with 10 lectures in total (The Heart of Songs is every other month, 6 lectures in total; The Heart of Japan is 9 lectures in total), and are designed to be suitable for beginners.

Reiwa 2nd year opening course

※Please note that due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the final schedule for this year is not yet determined.

Special Lecture: Jointly sponsored by Enju-no-kai
The Heart of Poetry: Learning Tanka

Mr. Tadahito Ichinoseki (Poet)
Fourth Thursday of the month, 13:30-15:30
(To be held every other month starting in May)

Japanese Culture through an Extraordinary Story
“The Honcho Ghost Story”

Mr. Kiyoshi Shimada (Lecturer at Kokugakuin University)
Second Thursday of the month, 13:30-15:30

The Study of Azuma Kagami

Mr. Yoshinobu Yahata (former professor at Kamakura Women's University)
Third Thursday of the month, 13:30-15:30

Beliefs and Folklore in the Manyo-shu East Poem Part 2

Mr. Kenji Kato (Director of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Educational Research Institute)
Third Tuesday of the month, 13:30-15:30

The Heart of Japan (Free)

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Official
Second Tuesday of the month, 13:30-15:30

"The Cultural Properties of Kamakura"


The lecturers may change depending on the theme.

  • Mr. Kazuo Usui, Director of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of History
    《Statues of Kamakura and the Shrines in its Vicinity (Part 2)》
  • Mr. Yoshiaki Suzuki, Director of the Kamakura Kokuhoukan Museum
    《The History and Culture of Kamakura as Seen Through Ancient Documents》
  • Mr. Makoto Fukuda from Kamakura City Board of Education
    《Spotlight on Buried History IV》
Lectures are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 13:30 to 15:30

The Tsurugaoka Bunko Education Class Guide (2020)

※Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the schedule for this year is not yet determined

Course period
May of this year to March of the following year: Once a month for each course (10 sessions)
※The Heart of Songs is held every other month (6 sessions)
※The Heart of Japan is a total of 9 sessions
※Please contact Tsurugaoka Bunko for more information on the course schedule and content.
Capacity (of a building)
50 people per class
Course fee
10,000 yen per year per course
※*The Heart of Japan series is free.
Reception Desk
Sunday, April 12, from 9:30 a.m.
※Please note that course applications will be closed when the course reaches capacity.
How to Apply
Please come to the Tsurugaoka Bunko to make a reservation.
A tour of the shrine grounds (Map)

If you have any requests or questions about the course, please feel free to contact us by email.