Presentations in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland

Presentations in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland

Kumano Mandala

Mi-Kumano Multilingual Guide Association is pleased to host presentations on guided eco-tourism in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Kumano, Japan. Two bilingual guides from Japan will introduce the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage route trails connecting three grand shrines, and explain how guided eco-tourism benefits the local communities. Following a slideshow, a narration of an ancient mandala spiritual map will describe the physical and spiritual journey of ancient pilgrims, and will introduce you to the rivers and mountains of Kumano, where 1000-year-old trees still grow beside ancient stone roads. Come with our guides on a fascinating and beautiful journey!

Mi-Kumano is a non-profit organization which provides guiding services in a variety of foreign languages to help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture through which they are traveling. We offer tours suitable for any kind of traveler, from taxi-chartered tours to mountain trekking.

These events are free, and open to all participants. There will be a question and answer session after the presentations.

Schedule

Portland

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012. 7 pm – 9 pm.

318 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, Oregon 97219

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San Francisco

Thursday, March 15th, 2012. 5:30 p.m.

Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

50 Fremont Street, Suite 2200, San Francisco, CA 94105

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