Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club to perform Oct. 10

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:25pm
Western Today staff

The Okinawa Kenjin Kai Taiko Club will perform percussion music from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Old Main Theater on the Western Washington University campus.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies Conference, which will take place at WWU Oct. 10 and 11. Registration is required for the conference itself.

Under the theme of "Religion and Spirituality in Japanese Literature," the conference aims to explore the intersections between the spiritual and artistic domains in a wide range of literary texts against the backdrop of age-specific cultural and epistemological settings. Organizers expect to attract a diverse group of scholars of modern, pre-modern and classical literature interested in the dialectic of literature and religion, the negotiations between creativity and spiritual formation and the artistic representation of faith, the sacred and the divine.

For more information about the event or the conference, both of which are being put on by the WWU Center for East Asian Studies, contact Massimiliano Tomasi at massimiliano.tomasi@wwu.edu.