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Friday, Sept. 19, 2003

OF NOTE

Experience the beauty of the Tama

A guided walking tour of the Tama River will be conducted on Oct. 4 near the city of Komae, Tokyo.

The tour will cover aesthetic sites along the river, including a temple, shrines, a stone inscribed with a poem from Man-yo-shu, a pond, an ancient tumulus mound, and small roadside structures related to Taoism. Sakurako Tsuchiya, the owner of a local sake brewery, will also discuss the art of sake brewing.

Anyone interested should deposit 3,000 yen by Sept. 26 into the following bank account: paburikkua--to (in katakana) kenkyujo (in kanji), futsu account No. 2341030, Aoyama Branch, Mizuho Bank. Up to 25 people will be accepted.

Any inquiries should be made to Sokichi Sugimura of Public Art Forum at (03) 3407-9132 or by e-mail at sugi-p@publicart.co.jp

Those participating in the tour must gather at 2 p.m. by the ticket gate at Komae station, which is on the Odakyu Line. Those who will be late should call 090-1881-5713.

The tour will be followed by an optional party at which sake will be served. The charge will be about 5,000 yen.



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