The Kyoto Asian Studies Group April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 217 at Kyodai Kaikan. Our speaker will be Rosina Buckland (The British Museum; co-author of A Japanese Menagerie: Animal Pictures by Kawanabe Kyosai). She will speak on the eccentric late Edo to early Meiji painter Kawanabe Kyosai.
The talk coincides with the commemorative exhibition Bridge to Modernity: Kyosai’s Adventures in Painting at the Kyoto National Museum (April 8 to May 11, 2008). This major retrospective intends to reintroduce Kyosai in the way that the Ito Jakuchu and Soga Shohaku exhibitions reinstated the popularity of these somewhat forgotten artists.
For more details on the Kyosai exhibition, please visit www.kyohaku.go.jp (sorry, the English page appears not to be up to date on this). The Kyoto Manga Museum will also be holding a special Kyosai exhibition during the same period (www.kyotomm.jp).
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