Monday, July 7 2014, 20:00 | Corfu Museum of Asian Art
The Reading Performance by Shiro Sano & Kyoji Yamamoto
“Nostalgia:The Eternal Home of the Spirit”
This reading performance first started in 2006 by Shiro Sano, an actor born in Matsue. Later, Kyoji Yamamoto, a world-famous guitarist, also from Matsue joined this performance. The combination of recitation by Sano and music by Yamamoto has created a unique atmosphere that expresses the world of Hearn’s “Kwaidan.” Based on its theme, Sano chooses the story to be recited based on a theme and writes the script, and Yamamoto adds mystic guitar music. This collaboration has successfully elevated the ‘recitation’ to the realm of art.
We hope that this event will provide the audience with an opportunity to feel the beauty of Hearn’s works and to understand what he wants to communicate with them, introducing people to the appeal of his literature. We also hope the audience will experience the world of imagination Hearn experienced through storytelling, which he loved throughout his entire life.
Monday, July 7 2014, 21:00 | Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Japanese Tea Ceremony and Workshop
Organizer: The Planning Committee for the Memorial Events in Greece to Commemorate the 110th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Death in collaboration with Despina Zernioti, Director of the Corfu Museum of Asian Art.
Co-Organizer: Municipality of Matsue, Lefkas Cultural Center, Munisipality of Lefkada, Embassy of Japan in Greece