Workshops Site Access

***How to get to Manggha Center from "Kraków Główny" train station***

The easiest way to reach Manggha Center is to get on a bus no. 124 (departs every 15 minutes) at "Dworzec GŁówny" stop (about 100m straight from Galeria Krakowska department store, on the left from the tunnel entrance) and go all the way to "Rondo Grunwaldzkie" (ロンド・グルンバルズキェ) stop from which you can already see Manggha center that is situated by the river in the direction of Wawel castle.

!!!For all those who are going to Murzasichle by themselves!!!

In order to get to our Workshops Site, firstly, you need to get to Zakopane by any train possible (Timetable) and then, accordingly to the map pasted below, you need to get to Bus Station. It's a 5 minutes walk so do not worry, should not take long. At the Bus Station get on bus No. 61 which will take you to Murzasichle (Timetable below the map), where you will need to get off at "Murzasichle Remiza" (ムーザシックレ・レミザ) bus stop. Tickets are sold on the buses, you just need to tell driver where are you going to get off in order to calculate ticket's price, please ask driver to notify you when you reach the destined bus stop.

If you have any problems with transfer, please do not hesitate to call us (607 393 671/609 098 459)

Bus timetable: 6.35 7.30 8.25 9.30 10.50 14.00 15.00 16.10 17.20 18.20a 20.10 21.10
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“Student’s International Japanese Studies Workshop Murzasichle 2012” is the fourth edition of the international project taking place for the last four years in Poland. Following the previous editions the purpose of this project is to deepen Polish and other European countries students’ competence in Japanese Language, in both its theoretical and practical aspects, as well as broadening the knowledge on Japanese culture, while maintaining and strengthening the cooperation between Polish universities involved in the Japanese Studies and in propagating Japanese Language and culture. Moreover, it aims not only at giving students the opportunity to prepare for their future scholarly life by conducting lectures of their own, but also for lecturers to share their findings with participants. In this way, the project proves to be beneficial not only for students, but also for the lecturers who will be able to exchange their experience in teaching subjects related to Japan. What is more, students will be given an opportunity to meet renowned scholars, invited as guest-speakers, and learn at first hand about their research. The workshops offer a variety of seminars in different subjects so that the students will be able to chose lectures in accordance to their interest and language skills (some seminars and language classes require a high level of proficiency in Japanese). Students will receive materials and reference sources in advance, and thus required to get familiar with them so as to be able to participate actively in classes. Due to its international character, the workshop will be conducted in Japanese and English.

The workshops will be divided into three major parts: - plenary sessions, where the guest-speakers will hold lectures; - interactive seminars in Japanese literature, linguistics, history, culture and language teaching, which will be organized by lecturers and students from universities of Poznan, Krakow, Torun and Warsaw among others; - language classes, which will be conducted by Japanese lecturers. There are two locations at which the workshop will take place: Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Cracow, where the professors will conduct their plenary sessions, and part of the cultural activities will be held; and Zbójnik Resort in Murzasichle, where Japanese Language lessons on four different proficiency levels will be held, along with students’ presentations and further cultural workshops.

Last but not least, our Workshops are not only the time of studying, but also create the opportunity to meet new people and get to know them while having fun together during the trips as well as evening integrative activities.

The proceedings of the workshop containing essays both by already distinguished scholars as well as students, who will have the chance to begin their scholarly life, will be compiled in one volume and published in the following months.