Thu, 08 Sept|
H3: Bushidō: The Way of the Warrior in Modern Japan
What Japan was she owed to the samurai. They were not only the flower of the nation but its root as well. All the gracious gifts of heaven flowed through them. GUEST SPEAKER, RUSSELL KELTY
Time & Location
08 Sept 2022, 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
Bushido: the soul of Japan, Inazō Nitobe (1862-1933)
The Samurai are arguably the most recognised symbol of pre Modern Japanese culture.
The restoration of the Emperor and the establishment of his ‘enlightened government’ in 1868 initiated an artistic and cultural revolution. It marked the end of the Edo period and heralded the The Meiji era (1868– 1912) which led to the Japanese empire’s rapid ascension on the world stage as a result of a staggering campaign of modernisation and technological innovation.
This revolution meant the official end of the reign of the shogun, daimyō, and samurai. In their place, modern warriors of the conscripted army, who wore Western military uniforms and who were trained by Western experts. But the influence of the Samurai persisted.
This is most strikingly presented in woodblock prints of the period which combined a repertoire of motifs and compositions established during the Edo period with the new vision of the world presented in photographs.
GUEST SPEAKER: Russell Kelty
Time: 1830 lecture begins: 1930 dinner
Members Price: $70.00: $15.00 lecture only
Non-Members: $80.00: $15.00 lecture only
Dress: Jacket and Tie
RSVP: By 5pm, Monday 5th September 2022
CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge