Glimpsing Vistas of Meiji Japan, 1870-1890
Lecture by Helen Moss
Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:30 – 3:30pm ◆ Admission: $10 (includes one free drink from our cafe)
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Let’s take a slightly different look at some of the photographs in the current exhibition of Meiji-era photos from the Burns Archive, “Japan — An Island Nation.” In this casual multi-media lecture, we’ll not only examine some of the landscapes and cityscapes in more detail, but we’ll also take a brief look at one of the photographers who is credited with many of these photos.
Bring your magnifying glass and we’ll have some fun discovering Japan all over again.
About Helen Moss
Helen Moss (Fujima Nishiki-no 藤間錦乃) teaches and performs Japanese classical dance in the elegant Soke Fujima style. As “spokesdancer,” she has given workshops and lecture/demonstrations to introduce people of all ages to the beauty of dance and other aspects of Japanese culture throughout the New York and Philadelphia areas. As a staff editor for Resobox, she has written descriptions for the Burns Archive exhibitions of vintage Japanese photography for the third season. According to Moss, “I became interested in the subject through collecting old travel diaries to Japan that date from about the same period — and suddenly realized that I’ve been looking at some of these photos since I was a child, starting with the Japan volume from ‘John L. Stoddard’s Lectures’ in my family’s bookcase.”
(P.S. Sign up for Helen’s nihonbuyo class at RESOBOX here!)
Photos from the event