| "Kawachen", land of snow in Tibetan, is a Tibetan language and cultural center in Tokyo. It aims to introduce, foster, and share the distinct Tibetan
culture in Japan.
We are sorry that most contents of Kawachen's web page is in Japanese only.
Some of main activities of Kawachen are as under.
- Conducting weekly and intensive Tibetan Language classes (in Japanese).
- Publishing Tibetan Language related books and dictionary.
(Japanese Version of Modern Tibetan Language Vol.1 and 2, Tibetan Japanese Dictionary(out of print), The Tibetan Heart Sutra:A Japanese Translation and Commentary)
- Translation and interpretaion of general Tibetan texts and subjects into Japanese.
- Dealing with Tibet and Tibetan related books, handicrafts, arts etc. from Tibet, China, India, Nepal, United States etc.
- Dealing with Tibet and Tibetan related books
- Organizing talks, video shows, exhibitions etc. on Tibet and Tibetan.
- Developing App Tibetan Reader(iphone app) to familiarise and assist Tibetan language learning. (Tibetan Reader demo (YouTube)
- Representing as the distributor of digital images of BDRC(Buddhist Digital Resource Center)/TBRC (Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) in Japan.
- Distributing the digital version of the Tempangma manuscript of the Kangyur and the digital version of the Peking edition of the Kangyur preserved in the National Library of Mongolia.
|Aug. 7, 2016
||Information about distributing the digital version of the Tempangma manuscript of the Kangyur and the digital version of the Peking edition of the Kangyur preserved in the National Library of Mongolia is added.
|Apr. 1, 2016
||Tibetan Reader (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App) is temporary unavailable in order to support for new ios.
|Aug. 24, 2013
||Tibetan Reader (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch App) demo(youtube)video has uploaded to youtube.
|Aug. 17, 2013
||Tibetan Reader(iphone app)has released on App store.The "Tibetan Reader" app enables users to listen to Tibetan syllabic pronunciation that changes with different combinations of letters (such as prefixes, superscripts, root consonants, subscripts, vowels, suffixes). When you tap in sequence, you can listen to the spoken spelling of the letters that make up the Tibetan syllable and the final pronunciation of that syllable.
Gokokuji Royal Heights B1-A, Otsuka 5-1-17, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0012
(5 minutes walk from Gokokuji station on Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, 5 minutes walk from Shin-Otsuka station on Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
*:Kawachen is not open everyday, please let us know beforehand if you want to visit Kawachen.
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