Japanese woodblock print of a scene from The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined

Thu., Apr. 22, 2021 | 4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Huntington Zoom event (PDT)
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 04/22/2021 04:00 PM 04/22/2021 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined Visit page - The Huntington - Huntington Zoom event (PDT)

In this Genshitsu Sen lecture, Dr. Bruce A. Coats, professor of art history and the humanities at Scripps College, surveys the extraordinary literary and visual art traditions inspired by the 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji, written by Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, with an emphasis on how the novel has been imaged and reimagined for a millennium.

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.

Photo caption: Ebina Masao (1913–1980), The Tale of Genji: Chapter 24, Butterflies, c. 1960, woodblock print, Scripps College, 2003.1.45, photo by Jan Blair