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JAPAN! Culture + Hyperculture

Literature

The written word is a treasured part of Japanese culture, from spare poetry to epic tales. Exploring the many facets of this art form, a number of literary lectures and performances will feature an array of poets, writers, scholars, and musicians.

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Japanese Literary Lectures, Readings, and Performances

Enjoy four literary events: poet Hiromi Ito, "A Thousand Years of Genji," "Tanka: An Ancient Poetic Form in a Modern World," and writer Yoko Tawada with jazz pianist Aki Takase.