Event Title

A Tokugawa woman in pottery of a Japanese Buddhist Nun Otagaki Rengestu

Presenter Information

Elena Kirillova, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 242

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:50 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

One of the most praised female Japanese poets of the 19th century, Otagaki Rengetsu has left a legacy of art work and poetry for us to enjoy and to study. Rengetsu suffered an unfortunate fate of losing each of her two husbands, every child that she had with them, and when at the age of 42 she lost her adoptive father, t0o, she had no family left and took on writing poetry on paper and on her pottery as a means to support herself. This study will look into the ways Rengestus pottery reflect her as a woman of the 19th century Japan.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth LaCouture

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

298

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A Tokugawa woman in pottery of a Japanese Buddhist Nun Otagaki Rengestu

Diamond 242

One of the most praised female Japanese poets of the 19th century, Otagaki Rengetsu has left a legacy of art work and poetry for us to enjoy and to study. Rengetsu suffered an unfortunate fate of losing each of her two husbands, every child that she had with them, and when at the age of 42 she lost her adoptive father, t0o, she had no family left and took on writing poetry on paper and on her pottery as a means to support herself. This study will look into the ways Rengestus pottery reflect her as a woman of the 19th century Japan.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/149