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Zen in Love: Passionate poetry by the monk Ikkyû Sôjun

Thomas Hare, Princeton University
Thomas Hare, Princeton University
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Stimson Auditorium
1400 E Prospect St, Seattle, WA ‎98112 - Google Map

Tom Hare, Princeton University, discusses Ikkyû Sôjun, a fifteenth-century Japanese monk who wrote some startlingly passionate verse in Chinese and is the subject of a remarkable set of portraits. The talk explores some portraits, while investigating his erotic engagements as reflected in his poetry.


Part of the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas' "Love, Loss and Longing" Saturday University Lecture Series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Presented in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and the Elliott Bay Book Company.