[150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Rabindranath Tagore]
[60th Anniversary of Japan-India Diplomatic Relations]

“A Message from Tagore to Japan and the World” —Poetry, Literature, Painting, Music and Dance—

  • Date & Time: March 19th, 2012 (Mon), 1:00-5:15 pm
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan,
  • Admission fee: General, 1,000 yen/Members of the International House of Japan,
  • Japan-India Association, and Tagore 150 Japan, 500yen (registration required)
  • *Please make your registration with Tagore 150 Japan.
  • Language: Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • Sponsored by: Tagore 150 Japan
  • Co-Sponsored by: International House of Japan, India-Japan Cultural Centre (India)
  • Supported by: Embassy of India, Japan-India Association
  • Promoted by: Japan Foundation
  • Registration and inquiries: Tagore 150 Japan
  • E-mail : tagore150japan@gmail.com / FAX : 045-788-2816
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-India diplomatic relations this year, Tagore 150 Japan and the India-Japan Cultural Centre in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, will hold a symposium on how Tagore affected Japan and the world entitled “The Message from Tagore to Japan and the World.” We will be inviting professors and specialists on Sir Rabindranath Tagore at Visva Bharati in Santiniketan to try to enhance understanding of Tagore in multilateral discussions with Japanese specialists focusing on Tagore’s art works: poetry, literature, painting, music and performance (drama or dance).

[Indian Presentations]

Ms. Swastika Mukhopadhyay Exponent of Bengal Music
Mr. Nilanjan Banerjee Special Officer of Rabindra Bhavana

[Japanese Presentations]

Prof. Tsuyoshi Nara Emeritus Professor of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Ms. Shino Sato Curator, Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
Ms. Chie So-tome Singer (soprano)
Ms. Mina Kan Dancer


Prof. Masanori Kondo Senior Associate Professor, International Christian University (ICU); Visiting Researcher, Harvard University
Ms. Tomoko Kanbe Exponent of Tagore Music
Ms. Rumiko Kohra Poet, Writer, and Commentator
Prof. Hiroko Takayama Artist, Visiting Professor at Visva Bharati
Dr. Kaushik Chaudhuri Postdoctoral Fellow at Reitaku University


Prof. Takashi Okakura Professor, Daito Bunka University, Great-grandson of Tenshin Okakura

[Inaugural Speech / Opening Remarks]

Prof. Kazuo Ogura Invited Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Former President of the Japan Foundation