Great Artworks of Japan: a Trip to the Yoshiwara Courtesan District with Hokusai

Code: SL41501

Dates: December 8, 2022

Meets: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: ONLINE

Course Fee: $39.00

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In 2008, a long-lost scroll by Hokusai was discovered in Paris. It describes both banks of the Sumida River in Tokyo and the journey to the Yoshiwara Courtesan district of old Tokyo by boat. It is Hokusai’s largest work and was purchased at a world record price as the central work of the new Sumida Hokusai Museum in 2016. Painted in 1805, it works almost like a virtual tour of the journey to the Yoshiwara. Enjoy a virtual tour in time and place and visit the Yoshiwara as would have happened in the early 19th century.
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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