History of Japanese Art and Design

Offering a broad introduction to Japanese history post-WWII, this course will explore the influence of traditional Japanese arts and culture in shaping contemporary Japanese society. The synthesis of Japanese traditionalism and integration of technology continues to shape various youth subcultures and popular design aesthetics that have gained popularity on a global scale.

Topics will include textile manufacturing, popular music, cosplay, street fashion, postmodern Japanese architecture, food design, globalization of Japanese retail companies, video game diplomacy, and indigenous religions of Japan.

Please bring a notepad and something to write with.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.