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Sights and sounds of Japan: Old traditions in new contexts

Come and experience different aspects of Japanese traditional culture as it is lived today at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. Listen to Noh music performance and rakugo storytelling, and immerse yourself in virtual reality soundscapes from across Japan.

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies invites you to experience aspects of traditional Japanese culture, as it is lived today. 

The one-day event, Sights and Sounds of Japan: Old Traditions in New Contexts, will be held on Friday 11 March from 10:00-6:30 and is free and open to all.

The varied programme for the day includes workshops on the Kimono, the traditional Japanese dress, Nōgaku musical theatre, and rakugo comic storytelling. The day will start with a mini-symposium on sound culture in 20th-century Japan, and conclude with a "digital sound portrait" and lecture by Iitomi Akihiro and Japan Sound Portrait. 

Bookings are now open online.

For more information, please see the online programme or download a PDF flyer for the event. 

Image and front-page image: "View of the roof of the Buddhist temple of Nosin-in in the district of Kyoto called Arashiyama in autumn" by Moyan Brenn on Flickr (CC 2.0)