Courses opening in 2024
Courses opening in 2024

[GJS Symposium] Yokai x Digital Science - The act of making the invisible visible

Japan's unique yokai culture has a diversity and story-telling that fascinates people not only in Japan but also around the world.
Because yokai are invisible to the naked eye, they have been expressed in visible forms through science, AI and other digital technologies, paintings, and animations of each era. In this symposium, we will have fun explaining how the existence of yokai has been perceived from a variety of perspectives, including opinions from experts in various fields.

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Period Thursday, May 9, 2024
Opening hours 18:30~21:00
Tuition fee Free
Capacity 60 people
Venue Teikyo University Kasumigaseki Campus
(Hirakawacho Mori Tower)
program

Greetings from the Dean
Hiroko Fujimori (Professor Faculty of Language Studies Department of Global Japanese Studies Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Teikyo University)
Purpose explanation/speaker introduction
Mizuki Watanabe (Senior Assistant Professor Faculty of Language Studies Department of Global Japanese Studies Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Teikyo University/Cultural Anthropology)
Lecture 1: “Birth of the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Yokai”
Masanobu Kagawa (Head of Curatorial Division, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History/Folklore/Cultural Anthropology)
Lecture 2: “Techniques and ideas for drawing monsters – from an international perspective”
Matt Meyer (yokai artist/yokai researcher)
Lecture 3: "Viruses and Demons - Using 'Demon Slayer' as an example"
Masaharu Takemura (Professor Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tokyo University of Science/Virus Biologist)
Lecture 4: “Where do monsters dwell? Expanded images visualized through digital technology”
Kentaro Matsumoto (Professor of Faculty of Language Studies, Dokkyo University / Digital Semiotics)
Panel discussion and Q&A
“How will digital science change the existence of yokai?”Moderator: Mizuki Watanabe

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