Spectacular Work by Doctorate Student from Tokyo in Üsküdar…
Continuing his doctoral studies in Tokyo Foreign Languages University, Naohiko Imajo who was admitted to Üsküdar University Institute of Sufi Studies to continue his field research in Türkiye, presented his thesis study titled “Peace and Contrasts in the Arms of Sovereign: Beliefs and Human Relationships in Hacıbektaş, Nevşehir”. Imajo’s presentation grabbed attention of the audience.
Those who participated in the panel held in Üsküdar University South Campus are as follows: Director of the Institute of Sufi Studies Prof. Elif Erhan and Sufi Studies Institute faculty members Prof. Reşat Öngören, Asst. Prof. Cangüzel Güner Zülfikar, Prof. Emine Yeniterzi, Asst. Prof. H. Dilek Güldütuna and Asst. Prof. Omneya Ayad. Üsküdar University Head of Department of Sociology Prof. Barış Erdoğan and Department of History Research Assistant Buğra Can Bayçifci contributed to the panel with their questions.
Imajo’s Dream from Tokyo to Nevşehir was realized thanks to Üsküdar University
Continuing his doctoral studies in Tokyo Foreign Languages University, Naohiko Imajo was admitted to Üsküdar University Institute of Sufi Studies to continue his field research in Hacıbektaş district of Nevşehir in 2021 within the doctorate program. Concluding his field research since November 2022, Naohiko Imajo performed a presentation titled “Peace and Contrasts in the Arms of Sovereign: Beliefs and Human Relationships in Hacıbektaş, Nevşehir” in the Institute of Sufi Studies with aim to present a summary report.
The study focus is the culture gathered around the historical personality of Haji Bektash Veli
Doctoral students Naohiko Imajo performed “nefes (song) and folk poem” which is compatible with vocal and saz (string instrument) culture as an important part of the Alevi-Bektashi tradition as a reflection of his interest and outstanding talent before presenting his report. Naohiko Imajo said that his field research in the Hacıbektaş disctrict focused on the Haji Bektash Veli museum and tomb and culture around the historical personality of the Haji Bektash Veli. Naohiko Imajo underlined that especially “Maḳâlât” work written by Haji Bektash Veli and works referred to him must be examined to understand Haji Bektash Veli better and he said he will return to Tokyo by November 20 completing his field research and he is grateful for opportunities provided by Üsküdar University.
Üsküdar University is a center in Türkiye for international researchers
Naohiko Imojo completed his presentation by stating that Üsküdar University has a position of being center in a short time for both new generation Japanese researchers and researchers from other countries with their studies in the field of Islamic Studies with the studies standing out by sources of the Institute of Sufi Studies.
Presentation was held face-to-face and online
Students of the Sufi Studies Institute participated in the panel both face-to-face and online.
At the end of the presentation, faculty members of the Institute of Sufi Studies made their remarks mutually on the presentation and they leaded according to these findings.
Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)