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Painting of Tsukigase valley

Crafting a Literati Utopia in 19th-Century Japan: The Plum Blossom Valley at Tsukigase

Date: 
Thu., Jun. 10, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Huntington Zoom event (PDT)
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 06/10/2021 04:00 PM 06/10/2021 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Crafting a Literati Utopia in 19th-Century Japan: The Plum Blossom Valley at Tsukigase Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/crafting-literati-utopia-nineteenth-century-japan The Huntington - Huntington Zoom event (PDT)
 

Dr. Yurika Wakamatsu, assistant professor of East Asian art history at Occidental College, explores Tsukigase, a plum-filled mountain valley in today’s Nara Prefecture that came to be celebrated as a paradisiacal site in nineteenth-century Japan. Tracing Tsukigase’s transformations during this period, Dr. Wakamatsu examines how poets and painters who worked in the Sino-Japanese mode of literati art constructed a fleeting, utopian realm of reclusion by imbuing this remote landscape with imagery drawn from beloved works of Chinese literature.

The event will be held online via Zoom at 4 p.m. (PDT). Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email. This event will be recorded.

Image credit: Okuhara Seiko, Plum Blossoms in Tsukigase Valley (detail), 1896, handscroll, ink and colors on silk, 28.4 x 508.2 cm. Koga City Museum of History