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ASJ Lecture Meeting - October
Date: Monday, 19 October 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Prof. Gaye Rowley
Title: “Recreating The Tale of Genji in Edo: Ōgimachi Machiko's In the Shelter of the Pine.”
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Access: About a 15-minute stroll from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. Map. Abstract: Ōgimachi Machiko (1679-1724) was a concubine of Yanagisawa Yoshiyasu (1658-1714), a samurai of relatively humble origins who rose to become Chief Adjutant to the fifth Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi (1646-1709; r. 1680-1709). In the Shelter of the Pine (ca. 1710-1712) is her memoir of Yoshiyasu, the man she lived with for twenty some years, from late 1693, when she was fourteen, until his death in the Eleventh Month of 1714, when she was thirty-five. It is decidedly not a “warts and all” portrait of Yoshiyasu. Machiko’s brief was to depict Yoshiyasu’s life as exemplary; and accordingly, the tale she tells is of devotion to duty and services respectfully rendered, duly rewarded with promotions and shogunal praise. The details that Machiko is at pains to convey—the dates of Tsunayoshi’s visits, the conduct of grand ceremonies, the names and court offices of the men who were in attendance, the Nō plays performed on this or that occasion, the gifts given and received, the births and the deaths—are historically accurate. Much of this information is available elsewhere, however, and is not the principal interest of the work to a twenty-first-century reader. Rather, it is the way these details are narrated, the literary form adopted by the author for her narrative, that constitutes the chief interest of the text, and shall be the focus of my talk to the Society. Brief Biography: Gaye Rowley teaches English and Japanese literature at Waseda University. She has written and/or translated several biographies of Japanese women, including Yosano Akiko and The Tale of Genji (2000), Autobiography of a Geisha (2003), and An Imperial Concubine’s Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan (2013). Currently she is translating Ōgimachi Machiko’s auto/biography Matsukage nikki (In the Shelter of the Pine, ca. 1710-12).
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Forthcoming ASJ Meeting
Tenth Young Scholars’ Programme
Date: Monday, 16 November 2015 Venue: Komazawa University. Details forthcoming Speakers:
Mr. Shunichi Adachi - Komazawa University
Mr. Fernand Ortiz Moya - Department of Architecture, Tokyo University
Mr. Yuichi Sasaki - Tokyo University Graduate School of Politics
Miss Haruka Watanabe - Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo
ASJ member lecture: OAG Library Guest Lecture - 21 October
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Speaker: Sebastian Dobson
Title: “The Very Model of a Modern Meiji Photographer: Matsuzaki Shinji”
Venue: OAG Library, 4th floor of the OAG House/German Cultural Centre 7-5-56 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 JAPAN
Admission: Free and open to all
For more information: http://www.oag.jp/veranstaltungen/vortraege-und-gespraechsabende/
Mr Dobson gave a lecture to the ASJ in 2009. His contribution to the Transactions of the ASJ in S5 Vol. 01 (2009) is titled, “Delineating Edo: Photography and the Prussian Mission to Japan, 1860-61."
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