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Lecture "Basics of Japanese Aesthetics — Iki"

Our dear users and friends,

We remind you that at the RSL Centre of Oriental Literature continues its series of events devoted to the culture of the peoples of Asia and Africa. Another meeting of the connaisseurs of Japanese aesthetics took place 10 July, 2023. Natalia Diomkina, orientalist and expert in Japanese studies, graduate of the Institute of Asia and Africa States of Moscow State University and author of the @Japaniste_hedoniste Telegram channel, shared her observations concerning the phenomenon of “iki” and described the idea of subtle elusiveness and restrained elegance in drama, art and craft of the Edo era.

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