Great Artworks of Japan: 19th Century Street Life Through the Lens of a Rare Picture Scroll

Code: AA42505

Dates: December 8, 2022

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

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The Kidai Shoran Picture Scroll was painted in 1805 and describes the vibrant streetscape of Edo (today's Tokyo) and its main shopping street. With an appreciation of Japan's flow of history, and an eye for historical details, we will consider how this artwork is an excellent resource to understand the contemporary streetscape of Japan's Capital Tokyo. If you visit, you can see a facsimile of the Scroll in the underground concourse of the Tokyo Metro, while the original, discovered in 1995 in Berlin, remains in that city’s Humboldt Forum.
Fee: $39.00

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John McBride

John McBride has degrees from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Classical Japanese literature), Australian National University, (International Relations), and The University of Melbourne (MBA). John’s interest in travel writing in Japanese classical literature has seen him walking the old highway systems of Japan for over 40 years. For the past eight years he has been guiding history walks in Japan. In 2010, John was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for his services to business and cultural links between Australia and Japan.

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