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Friday Lecture "Happy Birthday Ieyasu!"

January 31 was the birthday of Tokugawa Ieyasu
(1543 ~ 1616), the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which ruled the country in the Edo Era from 1600 until 1868.

Commemorating the 470th anniversary of his birthday, the Embassy of Japan held a special Friday Lecture with three distinctive experts on the topic.

Mr. Erez Joskovich, Lecturer, East Asian Studies Department, Tel Aviv University;

Mr. Arie Kutz, Architect and city planner, lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Chairman of the Israel-Japan Friendship. Society;
Dr. Ayelet Zohar, Lecturer, Humanities/Art Department, Haifa University, gave the audience of about 60 deep insights into the world famous shogun and the era he lived in.

The talks entailed multifaceted perspectives on the topic such as "Ieyasu and Buddhism," "Ieyasu as Urban Planner," and "Photographic History of Edo Period," each intriguing the audience to extend their thoughts over the legendary figure who once lived beyond the sea.