Next Friday, June 5th at 6pm, the Fundación Japón is organizing an online conference by Dr. Rumi Tani Moratalla on 10th century Japanese literature, focusing on what was a new genre at the time, zuihitsu (essay).
The author who inaugurates this way of writing is Sei Shōnagon (966-1025), a lady-in-waiting of the consort empress Teishi at the court of the Heian Era, who has left a captivating work, The Pillow Book, which inspired not only contemporary writers but also left a mark on the works of Buddhist monks in subsequent centuries. Through his essay and his introspective look at society, we will learn about everything from human relations to the aesthetics and canon of beauty that reigned at the 10th century court in Japan. Free participation until full capacity is reached. Registration is required to attend through this link.