September 19, 2015 10:00 am

Hanapepe Public Library


“Japanese Mythology in Film,” a free presentation, will be offered at selected public libraries on Kauai

Dr. Yoshiko Okuyama, associate professor of Japanese studies at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and author of “Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime,” will read selected passages from her new book and discuss how to identify and understand common themes of religion and folklore often found in popular Japanese movies and anime.  The book is written in non-technical language and suitable not only for college students studying Japanese language and culture but also for those who are interested in Japanese film and mythology.

*       Sept. 19 (Saturday), 10 a.m. at Hanapepe Public Library, phone: 335-8418

*       Sept. 19 (Saturday), 3 p.m. at Princeville Public Library, phone:  826-4310

*       Sept. 21 (Monday), 5 p.m. at Lihue Public Library, phone: 241-3222

The Program schedule is subject to change.

“Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime” will be available for purchase following the presentations at these libraries from their respective Friends of the Library group and the author will conduct book-signing sessions.

This one-hour program is suitable for ages 12 and older.  Contact the hosting libraries as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.  For more information, call the hosting libraries.