Karla Capek: One hundred Years of Translation

Czech Centre Tokyo

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2018 marks the 80th year since Karel Capek died on the eve of World War II in December of 1938. A few years after reaching European and American audiences, Capek’s work would be translated in Japan, where they continue to be loved among 21st century Japanese readers to a degree unseen elsewhere. From the Taisho period to now, a surprising number of Capek’s work has and continues to be translated into Japanese.

This exhibit looks back at the almost 100-year history of translations of Capek’s work into Japanese and shines a light on the translators who brought his literature to Japanese readers. By following translations of Capek’s work year-by-year, we learn not only what was published when but how his work was perceived in Japan and how that perception changed over time.

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Talk session
Event Date: March 7 (Wed) 19:00-20:30 (doors open: 18:30)
Guest speakers: Shu Iijima (Japan Czech Association), Kenichi Abe (Tokyo University), Ryoko Takeuchi (Heibonsha)
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from March 07, 2018 to March 28, 2018



Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
Note:Closed on Czech national holidays.


Address: 2-16-14 Hiroo, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0012
Phone: 03-3400-8129 Fax: 03-3400-8186

10 minute walk from Hiroo Station on the Hibiya line, 20 minute walk from JR Ebisu Station.

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