F108 Spring 2019 Seasons in Japanese Culture: Music, Arts, and Literature
Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 24–May 15
Coordinator: Yoko Thakur
Throughout their history Japanese people have been fascinated by the natural phenomena and changes brought about by each season. In fact, seasons have stimulated development of Japanese culture, including music, arts, and literature. In this course, the students will enjoy presentations on Japanese culture and learn the important role played by seasons in shaping Japanese culture. Presentations will include nature and animation, Japanese kimono, sumi-e (brush drawings), Japanese music, and waka (classical Japanese poems.)
- Apr. 24: A season of change: nature and technology in Japanese animation. Professor Kathryn Hemmann, George Mason University. Seasons and kimono. Keiko Abrams and Mamiya Worland
- May 1: Sumi-e. Yoshiko Oishi Weick, sumi-e artist.
- May 8: Traditional Japanese poetry and the seasons. Professor Ichiro Leopold Hanami, George Washington University.
- May 15: Seasons and koto performance. Washington Toho Koto Society. Calligraphy. Suigetsu (Rie) Matsumoto, calligraphy instructor.