[Session 3] Japan 1600 - 1900: April 21, 9 AM - 4 PM
[Educator Program] Individually priced sessions - #3
Economic and Cultural Transformations and Political Stagnation
The morning session will examine and explore how transformations in Japan’s economic system related to the creation of an increased cultural identity. Participants will review the varieties of Tokugawa Confucianism, and will examine how Confucianism was linked to political action. The session will focus on the educational practices of young people during this time, a growing knowledge of the West, and Shinto revival. Special emphasis will also be placed on the food culture of the Tokugawa period, with a hands-on opportunity to engage with the preparation, presentation (and possibly the consumption) of related food.
National Learning and the Literary and Theatre Arts
The afternoon session will examine Japanese poetry and the literature of the Tokugawa and Meiji era. Participants will explore the historical backgrounds of such writers as Matsuo Basho (the most famous poet of the Tokugawa Period), and literary connections to the theater arts of Noh and Kabuki. In addition, participants will examine Meiji authors, including Natsume Soseki, Akutagawa Ryunosuke and others.
Next event4/21/2018 9:00 AM
[Session 4] Japan 1600 - 1900: April 22, 9 AM - 4 PM
[Educator Program] Individually priced session #4
Decline of the Tokugawa System and Integration into the Global System: 1800-1882
The morning session will examine the decay of the Tokugawa system, including the bakufu system and shogun, and the debates that centered on the opening of Japan. Attention will be given to the landing of Townsend Harris in Shimoda, Japan; the Treaty of Amity and Commerce (or the “Harris Treaty of 1858”); the disputes of succession in Japan’s Imperial Line; and the move toward restoration.
Meiji Era Reforms and Transformation
In the afternoon session, participants will continue to explore the foundations of early Meiji government and the move toward a centralization of power. They will examine the Iwakura Mission, and the insights Japan sought to obtain from the US and UK in the areas of industry, politics, military and education. The session will review political inequalities and the rights of people, the making of the Meiji constitution and the (Imperial) Rescript on Education.
Next event4/22/2018 9:00 AM
[Session 5] Japan 1600 - 1900: May 13, 9 AM - 2 PM
[Educator Program] Individually priced sessions - #5
Creating a National Culture & Becoming a World Power: 1881-1900
Participants will examine the political rise of Japan through the Meiji Restoration, including a review of the making of the constitution, the centralization of state power, Japan’s connections to other Asian neighbors, the establishment of first Prime Minister, and the founding of large-scale corporations that would impact the economic rise and prosperity of Japan.
Next event5/13/2018 9:00 AM
Workshop with Toshiki Okada
[Workshop] May 13, 4:30 PM
In conjunction with PlayCo’s English production of Time’s Journey Through a Room, internationally-renowned playwright/director and founder of the theater company chelfitsch Toshiki Okada leads an intensive workshop for actors, choreographers, dancers and physical theater artists. Okada’s directorial style, in which actors incrementally exaggerate everyday gestures and mannerisms through his stream of consciousness dialogue, won him critical acclaim worldwide. Delve into the idiosyncrasies of language and the physical body in this rare chance to work with one of the most talked-about Japanese directors living today.
Next event5/13/2018 4:30 PM
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