2018 / Japan Foundation Lecture “Hokusai: The Name that Sold Books” by Dr. Ellis Tinios, May 1

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Hokusai manga, part XII (1834). A double-page image simply titled “Wind”. Five individuals struggle to make their way on a windy autum day. Image courtesy of the Art Reearch Center, Ritsumeikan University (Ebi0446).


Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 50

Hokusai: The Name that Sold Books – Art and Commerce in Nineteenth-century Japan

Lecturer: Dr. Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer in History at the University of Leeds, faculty member of the Rare Book School, University of Virginia, and Visiting Researcher at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 pm

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

In this lecture, Dr. Ellis Tinios tells a tale of deceit and low cunning, blatant plagiarism, willful misrepresentation and great art. He tells the story of ‘Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)’—the hottest brand in 19th-century Japanese publishing.

This event is co-organized by: The Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities

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