Japanese Prints in Transition Opening Day: Kabuki Talk + Performances

Woodblock print featured in de Young Japanese Prints in Transition exhibition

Utagawa Toyokuni I (1769–1825), The Actor Nakamura Nakazo II as Kudo Suketsune in the play "Furiwakegami aoyagi Soga” (detail), 1796. Color woodblock print. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of R. E. Lewis, Inc., 1975.1.227. Photograph by Randy Dodson

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Join us for the opening day celebration of Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World with Kirk Kanesaka, assistant professor of Asian studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Through a lecture and live performances, Kanesaka will explore Kabuki’s rich history, its legacy in Western performing arts, and its significance today. 


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Free. Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets for the talk and performance in Gunn Theater will be distributed in front of the theater at 10 am, first come, first served. This does not include admission to the museum. 

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