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Day 5 Nov. 23rd (Fri. holiday)

- Lecture  Learn from Mr. Takanori Nakamura : Charms of Norway

Nancy Bundt

・Time 14:00‐15:00
・Venue Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus West Building 9 2nd Fl. Digital Hall  MAP
・Lecturer Columnist / Mr. Style Norway Mr. Takanori Nakamura
Born at Hayama. Works on the luxury life such as fashion, gourmet, travel, wine and liquor for the newspaper and magazine. Involves in advertisement production for plenty of brands as a creative director and copywriter. Has been appointed to “Mr. Style Norway” by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo since 2010 and introduces the Norwegian culture, nature, economy, history, design, and trend through the various media in Japan. Appears on EL MUNDO by NHK BS1 as a regular commentator. Holder of Kendo 7 Dan. Master of Japan Association of the Tea Ceremony.

Mr. Takanori Nakamura, who has been serving as Mr. StyleNorway, introduces the charms of Norway, got through his visiting Norway and interviews to the celebrities with the photos and images from Norway. Please visit StyleNORWAY MAGAZINEWEB for his articles, “From Hr. Style Norway”.


- Performance & Lecture
   Beautiful Norwegian Music : Hardanger Violin, Instrument Loved by Grieg

・Time 15:30‐17:30
・Venue Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus West Building 9 2nd Fl. Digital Hall MAP


The Japan Hardanger Club Rio Yamase & Aurora Quintet
Rio Yamase. Composer, Arranger, Violin, Hardanger Violin. Violin graduate major from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo under the supervision of the renowned teachers the late Professor Toshiya Etoh and Mrs. Angela Etoh. Studied Hardanger Violin under the late Hallvard Kvaale - a famous fiddle player in Norway. Appeared on numerous major television broadcasts in Japan such as NHK’s Good Morning from Studio Park and Ittorokken, and in the culture sections of major newspapers such as the Asahi Shimbun column Tenseijingo and in Nikkei Shimbun. Introduced in Norwegian media as “The first Japanese professional Hardanger Violinist”. Released the CD “Golden Aurora” on Victor Entertainment. Composed and performed music for Studio Ghibli and its famous director Hayao Miyazaki on the short film Monmon the Water Spider, and played the Hardanger Fiddle on the full-length Studio Ghibli animation movie Tales from Earthsea. For over 10 years she has been highly regarded for her work introducing Norwegian classical music in Japan, and also toured extensively in various parts of Scandinavia. Appointed chairman of the Japan Hardanger Club (JHC ) in 2009 - an organization with the purpose of introducing Scandinavian Culture to Japan. Started a scholarship in 2011 with the purpose to send 2 exchange students every year to the Hardanger region to study and learn about Norwegian music and culture. Plays Hardanger Violin on the main theme for the upcoming (2013) film Aoki ga Hara, for which Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara is executive director and has written the original manuscript. At the present time she continues a wide range of musical activities and lectures, including teaching Violin and Hardanger Violin at the Suwayama Music Academy. Rio Yamase Official Website


Please enjoy the world of Norwegian music, with Hardanger Violin, fantastic instrument loved by Grieg, mouth harp, Norwegian flute and folk dance. Ms. Rio Yamase, dedicated violinist for friendship between Norway and Japan, and Aurora Quintet will send you the gifts of their performance with images of magnificent aurora and beautiful landscape of Hardanger region.

-Coffee Service by FUGLEN :Caf from Oslo

・Time 13:30‐16:30
・Venue Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus West Building 9 2nd Fl. Digital Hall Lobby MAP

FUGLEN TOKYO, opened in May 2012 at Tokyo Shibuya, is the first branch of FUGLEN, long established caf in Oslo.FUGLEN means the bird in Norwegian. Enjoy their coffee at Tokyo Tech, symbolized by swallow. Coffee is served free of charge until running out.

Inquiry and Reservation

Secretary for Norway Week
Email :norwayweek@dst.titech.ac.jp
Tel : 03-5734-2267