Lecture/Workshop (in Japanese): Tales of the Heiki, Performance, and Politics
Hyodo Hiromi, Gakushūin University
Professor Hyodo Hiromi is widely considered one of the leading scholars in the world on The Tales of the Heike, particularly on musical performance of heikyoku as well as mōsō biwa (blind lute singers).
Session 1: “The Tradition of Blind Lute Musicians (Mōsō biwa) in Japan” (1:00-2:30PM) Exploration of the performance tradition of heikyoku (Heike music) and its modern legacy, with video recordings. Intermission with refreshments (2:30-2:45PM)
Session 2: “The Establishment of the Kakuichi-bon Text and The Politics of the Written Text” (2:45-4:00PM) Understanding the politics behind the establishment of the Kakuichi-bon, which became the canonical text of The Tales of the Heike.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and University Seminar on Japanese Culture
To see the event poster, please click here: http://www.keenecenter.org/download_files/Hiromi%20Hyodo%20poster-120517.png