AJJ学会

Keynote Speakers & Special Events

AJJ 2015 Spring Meeting @ CGS, Seijo University

Keynote Speakers and Special Events

◆Keynote Address 1 (in Japanese) Saturday, April 25, 11:20‒12:20

Yoshio Watanabe
Prof. Yoshio Watanabe
(Former President of the Japanese Society of CulturalAnthropology; Department of Japanese Literature,Kokugakuin University)
渡邊欣雄教授(元日本文化人類学会会長、國學院大學日本文学科)

Title: Japanese Histories of Feng‒shui Thought: Science and Divination
演題:「日本風水史—科学と占いの歴史」


◆Special Event Saturday, April 25, 16:30‒18:00
Film Showing and Talk on Japanese Visual Folklore

監督:北村皆雄 プロデューサー:三浦庸子
Director: Minao Kitamura Producer: Yoko Miura


『見世物小屋—旅の芸人・人間ポンプ一座—』
Freak Show: “Human Pump” and His Company

今や全国で2つになってしまった「見世物小屋」。かつて各地の祭りの場に忽然と現われおどろおどろしい絵看板と巧みなコマシで不思議で怪しい、恐ろしくも珍しい、面白く物悲しい別世界へと引きずり込んで、未知の感覚に目覚めさせたあの懐かしい世界。この作品は最後の肉体芸のパフォーマーと呼ばれた「人間ポンプ」こと安田里美さんとその一座9人の「秩父夜祭り」興行を内側から記録した作品である。

Nowadays, there are only two “Freak Shows” in Japan. Traditionally, they appeared in festivals in various places, and by grotesque pictures and ingenious wording, people were lured into a world of wonder. They might invoke feelings of disbelief, fear, uncanniness, laughter or sadness. Looking back nostalgically on these shows, we recall how they awoke our sense of curiosity. This documentary records Satomi Yasuda, the last “Human Pump,” and his nine‒member companyʼ’s performance in the night festival in Chichibu called “Chichibu‒Yomatsuri.”

◆ Keynote Address 2 (in English) Sunday, April 26 , 10:00‒11:00


Prof. Michael Molasky
(School of International Liberal Studies (SILS), Waseda University)
マイク・モラスキー教授(早稲田大学国際学術院)

Title: Writing about Japanese Cultural Space from Inside/Outside
演題:「内/外から日本の文化空間を書くことについて」

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