Japanese Elements Within Freemasonry

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October 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Lodge Room no.11, The Freemasons’ Hall
Freemasons Hall
60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
Members – £9 (non-members – £15)
The Japan Society
020 3075 1996
Japanese Elements Within Freemasonry @ Lodge Room no.11, The Freemasons’ Hall | London | United Kingdom

Book online here: http://www.japansociety.org.uk/booking-form/
No tickets will be issued but booking will be confirmed.

Speaker: Pauline Chakmakjian

The catechistic ritual dramas performed by Freemasons during their lodge meetings revolve around Judeo-Christian concepts centered on the building of King Solomon’s Temple. Unbeknownst to most, an indigenised Japanese version of this known as The Kanto Ritual was proposed with a focus on the construction of Todai-ji.

This lecture will explore the standard ritual practices of regular Freemasonry, the ideas behind The Kanto Ritual, and examples of Masonic artwork related to Japan in the form of Masonic lacquer boxes. It will be preceded by an optional tour of the Freemasons’ Hall at 5.15pm for 5.30pm.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form (http://www.japansociety.org.uk/booking-form/). Please let us know if you would like to take the optional tour of the Freemasons’ Hall, and if booking online put this information in the ‘Guest booking’ field.

In association with the Japan Room.