VIDEO: Dramatic recital of The Tale of the Heike

Ms. ​Kima Hotta performed a dramatic recitation of excerpts from the medieval Japanese martial epic​​ "The Tale of the Heike​" before an audience of more than 200 people at the University of Washington, Seattle, ​on ​Oct​ober​ 25, 2017​.​

Kima Hotta is an accomplished dramatic reciter of Japanese literary texts and leader of Rodoku Network Japan. Since 2003, Ms. Hotta has devoted her efforts to the preservation of the beauty of the Japanese language through dramatic recitations of classic and modern Japanese literary works, and has performed throughout Japan and California. This ​wa​s her debut appearance in Seattle.

Introduction by​ ​ Paul Atkins, ​professor of Japanese and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature, ​ and​ ​Ms. Azusa Tanaka​, Japanese studies librarian, East Asia Library​. ​The event was co- sponsor​ed by t​he Department of Asian Languages and Literature ( https://asian.washington.edu/ ) and the East Asia Library ( http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia )​.​

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