Cultivating the Body: Martial arts and Sports as Physical Education

Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Blandijnberg 2 (5th floor), 9000 Ghent


10:00 Welcome note (Kotaro Yabu, Andreas Niehaus)

10:15 Tetsuji Kawaguchi (Sendai University): Zur Problematik der Bewegungskonstituierung vom japanisch-morphologischen Standpunkt aus

10:45 Tsuyoshi Matsushima (Ritsumeikan): Nationalism and Rugby: A Case Study on the Changes in National Consciousness in the Japan National Team

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 Makoto Nagami (Teikyo Kagaku University): How was J. Huizinga’s Play Theory Accepted in Physical Education at Japanese Schools?

12:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-14:30  Masae Yamanashi (Sendai University): The Mode of Acceptance of Ballet in Modern Japan: Private Ballet Class as “Okeiko(お稽古)

14:30-15:00 Tetsuya Nakajima (Ibaraki University): The history of the Japanese martial arts concept in 1919-1945:sportification, Japanese spirit, and militarism

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 Carl De Crée (Ghent University): Kanô Jigorô and the culture of ritual formalism in Kôdôkan judo: From shinken shôbu to aesthetic body-self transformation

16:00-16:30 Kotaro Yabu (Sendai University): Did Japanese dream of Muscular bodies? Eugen Sandow’s physical training in the Meiji-era

16:30-17:30 Andreas Niehaus (Ghent University): Under the skin – Gidô taisô as Modern Gymnastics.

17:30-18:00 Final Discussion

18:00 Reception