The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, Keifūkai Vancouver and UBC Asian Library are hosting an evening with renowned calligrapher Kataoka Shikō (片岡紫江) on Monday, February 24th, 6:30pm at the UBC Asian Centre Auditorium (1871 West Mall, Vancouver). Ms. Kataoka will provide a lecture and demonstration in Japanese, with English translation provided by Dr. Sonja Arntzen.
Kataoka Shikō is a member of the Japan Academy of the Arts and the President of the Keifukai Calligraphy Association. Her international exhibition participation includes China, Hong Kong, Europe, United States and Canada. Dr. Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita of Classical Japanese Literature at the University of Toronto, has collaborated in several exhibitions with Shikō. She published a new translation of the Kagero Diary in 1997.
This event is co-Sponsored by UBC Asian Studies Department and the UBC Asian Studies Interest Association. It is free and open to the public.