GAP Kobiken Research Trip

Kobiken (short for Kobijyutsu-kenkyu meaning “classical Japanese art research”), a research trip to the historic cities of Kyoto and Nara, is a long-standing tradition of the TUA curriculum. Students take preparatory lectures about Japanese antiquities such as architecture and buddha statues, followed by the research trip including special admissions, to certain buildings and gardens which are closed public. The research trip provides students with an experience of detailed observation that goes beyond more appreciation beyond mere seeing.