January’s selection is The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima, which tells the story of Mizoguchi, a stutterer who feels utterly alone until becoming an acolyte at a famous, extraordinarily beautiful temple in Kyoto. Obsessed with the temple’s beauty, he must resort to extreme measures to free himself from his fixation.
January 15: Introduction to Japanese art. Meet in Classroom A.
January 22: Book discussion. Meet in Ingalls Library.
January 29: Tour of the Japanese galleries. Meet in Classroom A.