Flower Power: Ikebana and Postwar Japan
Professor Nancy Stalker to give talk for the Department of Asian Studies
Posted: August 24, 2010
The CEAS Fall 2010 speaker series starts off with UT's own Professor Nancy Stalker presenting a talk about Ikebana and Postwar Japan.
Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, is not simply a polite pastime for Japanese women; in the postwar period it grew into a large, competitive international industry with over three thousand schools and up to ten million practitioners. This presentation examines the production, consumption and circulation of ikebana culture at its peak in the 1950s and 60s .
The talk with be held on Friday, September 10, 2010, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). The event is free and open to the public. A reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. with the talk starting at 3:30 p.m.