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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 21, 2006

Age of Ming at the art academy

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Feed your inner Asian art historian at a four-lecture symposium at the Honolulu Academy of Arts that complements the new show "Trade Taste & Transformation." Curator Julia Curtis talks about Ming Dynasty Chinese porcelains for Japan at 6 tonight.

At 9 a.m. tomorrow academy director Stephen Little delivers "Japan and China: A Tale of Two Cultures," examining the artistic relationship between Japan and China.

Also tomorrow: Mary Ann Rogers at 10:45 a.m. and Christiaan Joerg at 1:45 p.m., both on kosometsuke, Chinese export porcelains for the Japanese market. Lectures are free at the Doris Duke Theatre. 532-8700.

Advertiser staff


Japanese avant-garde playwright Shuji Terayama's "Inugami" follows Tsukio, a young boy who's the result of his mother's alleged rape by a dog. Abandoned by his parents, Tsukio lives with his grandmother and befriends ... a dog.

Through this folk tale, Terayama tackles some of society's and theater's darkest taboos. The Lizard Loft production is on stage at 8 tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Tickets: $10. 550-8457, www.honoluluboxoffice.com.

Advertiser staff


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