The Japanese Art Society of America presents An Ukiyo-e Journey through the Life, Art and Death of Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, Kabuki’s Tragic Heart-throb

October 24, 2007
The Japanese Art Society of America presents An Ukiyo-e Journey through the Life, Art and Death of Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, Kabuki’s Tragic Heart-throb

Wednesday, October 24
6 pm

Held at Japan Society. With Lawrence Kominz, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and Director of the Institute for Asian Studies, Portland State University.


Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (1823-1854) had a larger and more devout following among women fans than any other actor of romantic leads in the history of kabuki. The slide presentation will examine a great actor’s mysterious career illustrated through some of the most striking kabuki ukiyo-e of the 19th century.

This program is free and open to the public. Please contact Japanese Art Society of America President Allison Tolman, at [email protected] or (212) 489-7696.

  • October 24, 2007
  • 6:00 pm