Andrew Watsky, Professor of Japanese Art History at Princeton University, introduces the Japanese tradition of bestowing proper names on esteemed artifacts including ceramic and metal vessels, blocks of incense wood, and even stones. The lecture will examine the links between the names and the meanings, aesthetic qualities, and histories of the objects, especially in relation to the pratice of chanoyu (the “tea ceremony”) during the Momoyama Period (1568-1615).
Organized and presented by the Japanese Art Society of America.
Admission free to all!
- December 15, 2009
- 6:30 pm