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Hitsujiya Shirotama lecture
Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 6:30pm to Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 7:30pm

Center for Japanese Studies Presents

Hitsujiya Shirotama Lecture

"Using Just the Human Body"


6:30 PM

SMSU room 294


Hitsujiya Shirotama

In 1990, Hitsujiya started singing in clubs and performing in Tokyo.
In 1994, she founded YUBIWA Hotel as artistic director. Since then, she has used a warehouse, a tennis court, a strip club and an art gallery as performance venues. The performers of YUBIWA Hotel are all female and Hitsujiya tries to seek and suggest new views and images of society, the world and women.


She is known for her expressions of human desires, sexuality and violence and the instinct for food, life, and death.Describes a new mindscape of women through their bodies and stages the questions "What are women?" and "Why do we believe stereotypical images of women?".