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
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