Conférence "Personifications of Foods in the Late Edo Period : Why do the foods in Kibyōshi fight among themselves ?"

Culture, sciences et société

 23/10/19
 17:30 18:30
 Maison Universitaire France-Japon - 42a, Avenue de la Forêt Noire - Strasbourg

La Maison Universitaire France-Japon, en collaboration avec The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a le plaisir de vous convier à la conférence du : Dr. Yuki HATA, Post-doctoral Researcher, Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University. Elle est intitulée "Personifications of Foods in the Late Edo Period : Why do the foods in Kibyōshi fight among themselves ?" et se tiendra le mercredi 23 octobre à 17 h à la Maison universitaire France-Japon.

This presentation examines that what kind of food were described in kibyōshi, the literature in the late Edo period, in other words, what kind of food the people in Edo described in the literature and enjoyed them.

Kibyōshi (yellow cover books) is a genre of picture books, printed between 1775 and 1806. We can catch a glimpse of the life in the late Edo period through them. In some kibyōshi, we can find the,"personification" of foods and the disputes or battles between them. For example, Bakemono ōeyama (1776) is a story that udon (wheat-based noodles) disposes of soba (noodles made from buckwheat flour) Kudamaki taiheiki (1788) is a story about the battle between high-quality sake and cheap sake. In this presentation, in order to understand the food culture of Edo period through kibyōshi, I classify the foods personified in kibyōshi and discuss the aspects of the food in the literary works.

Conférence tout public, en anglais / Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles.

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