EndedAsian Forum No.183 "Traces of Ki no Tsurayuki in Japanese Literature"Friday,January 17,2020
DATE : 2020/2/10 (Mon)
TIME : 12:50-13:50
PLACE : H-252
Lecturer: ONO, Robert (Japan College of Social Work)
"Traces of Ki no Tsurayuki in Japanese Literature"
Ki no Tsurayuki, more than anything, is credited as the author of Tosa Nikki. However, it is impossible to fully evaluate this text without understanding that Tsurayuki was a representative poet of the Heian period, who also served as the chief editor of Kokin Wakashu, the first imperial anthology of waka. Tsurayuki is one of the few artists who truly grappled with the question: how can one express using the Japanese language? By focusing on "traces" left behind by Tsurayuki, this presentation aims to clarify the achievement of Tsurayuki, and by doing so, discuss the importance of classical literature for modern readers anew.
Lecture in Japanese.
Everyone is welcome!
We are looking forward to your participation.