Asia: "And the Bride Wore White: Japanese Crown Prince Yoshihito’s Modern Wedding" (Lecture)
- Starts: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
- Ends: 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Title: "And the Bride Wore White: Japanese Crown Prince Yoshihito’s Modern Wedding" "When Crown Prince Yoshihito of Japan wedded Kuja Sadako in the year 1900, theirs was the first imperial wedding production in the nation’s modern period. Fully reported in daily newspapers and captured in woodblock prints, the wedding featured the royal couple in full sartorial splendor—highlighting the bride’s multiple costume changes that included a white wedding dress—and performing the intricacies of newly prescribed nuptial protocols for the new era. This talk will explore visual representations of the 1900 wedding and the construction of modern imperial matrimony as performance and spectacle." Aligning with Boston University Center for the Study of Asia's theme of "Asia in Love" this year, ASIABU is honored to invite Alice Y. Tseng, associate Professor of Japanese Art and Architecture, to share her latest research with us. Relive the early-20-century royal wedding through prints, photographs, and images of architecture. Japanese tea and mochi (sticky rice cake), the traditional wedding desserts that bring good luck, will be served.
- Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road, Room 203