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A Date for Your Diary: SISJAC Talk at Norwich Cathedral 19th January

Wednesday, 21 December, 2016· Last Updated on: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

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Thursday January 19th, 2017 at 6.00 pm

SISJAC (Sainsbury’s Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture)
The Hostry,
Norwich Cathedral,

Illustrated talk: The Shogun’s Harem: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan

Admission free. All welcome. Places are limited and booking is essential – Click here to BOOK A PLACE

Lesley will tell stories of the life and luxury and intrigue of the Women’s Palace. She will weave her talk around the story of Princess Atsu, the Satsuma girl sent at the age of twenty to be the shogun’s bride. Atsu had a secret mission to accomplish which set her against the shogun’s formidable mother, the most powerful woman in the palace. She is the heroine of Lesley’s new novel, The Shogun’s Queen. To illustrate there are photographs and woodblock prints of the women and their gorgeous kimonos, furnishings and tea and incense ceremony implements. […]

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