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2019 Washin Kai Lecture and Reception

April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“A Fistful of Incense: Basara 婆娑羅 and the Medieval Origins of Japanese Maximalism”

In this talk, PhD student Ross Henderson will examine the roots of maximalist Japanese visual culture through the concept of basara 婆娑羅, a medieval expression stemming back to a distinctive aesthetic and style that emerged during the Nanbokucho period (1336-1392).

The lecture begins at 7:00 PM in Kane Hall room 210.

The reception begins at 8:30 across the hall in the Walker Ames Room.​

Lecture and reception hosted by Washin Kai (Friends of Classical Japanese at UW), a group of members of the local community who support and encourage the study and teaching of classical Japanese language, literature, and culture at the University of Washington.


April 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Washin Kai – Friends of Classical Japan at UW
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University of Washignton – Kane Hall
4069 Spokane Ln
Seattle, 98105 United States
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