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Tonight! Japanese Magic Lantern Presentation and Performance

Directly influenced by Asian shadow and puppet theater, utsushi-e was a uniquely Japanese magic lantern show using multiple, hand-held lanterns.  Bearing some surprising similarities to the European phantasmagoria show, ustushi-e was a screen practice based on back-projection. Tokyo-based performance troupe Minwa-za has revived this 200-year-old multi-media spectacle, which they present in an evening encompassing history, techniques and a special performance of projections, live narration and traditional shamisen accompaniment.

Update: Tickets are now sold out. Event will take place at the Film Studies Center.

Via The Center for East Asian Studies.

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Japanese Image Resources Online

We recently updated the VRC’s Other Art Resources Online page with links to several Japanese image resources online. These include a link to the Tokyo National Museum‘s website, with a version in English organized by type, region, and what is currently on display at the museum.

Other new links include: Japanese cultural properties, Japanese national treasures in public museums, Kyoto National Museum’s collections database, and Japanese modern art in Japanese public museums.

Questions, or suggestions of other websites to add to the list? Please contact the VRC.

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