"Kafu and Edo, Kafu and Tokyo" Exhibition

Edo-Tokyo Museum

poster for "Kafu and Edo, Kafu and Tokyo" Exhibition

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This year marks the 130 anniversary of the birth and the 50 anniversary of the death of great literary figure Kafu Nagai. Engrossed in the Edo culture, he enjoyed a freewheeling lifestyle during his vernal years. Encouraged by his father, Nagai relocated to the U.S. and then France, where he developed his earnest stand toward art. After coming back to Japan, he rebelled against Japan's superficial modernization and started writing outstanding pieces in search of the vestiges of the Edo period that he used to fond of. This exhibition introduces his relationships to both Edo and Tokyo through the display and a series of lectures.

Related Lectures

-"Kafu's view on Nishiki-e" by Setsuko Yukawa (curator)
May 22nd (Fri) 14:00-15:30 (Reservation available until May 6th (Wed))

-"Reading Kafu's poems" by Seiichi Yukiyoshi (curator)
May 29th (Fri) 14:00-15:30 (Reservation available until May 13th (Wed))

-About Kafu's novel "Bokuto Kidan" by Yukiko Hashimoto (curator)
June 5th (Fri) 13:30-15:30 (Reservation available until May 20th (Wed))

*Lectures will be conducted in Japanese only.
*Reservation available via return postcard. Please visit here for more details.



From 2009-04-28 To 2009-06-21



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