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Japanese Yakshagana, folk scholar Prof Sumiyo Morijiri to be feted

Japanese Yakshagana, folk scholar Prof Sumiyo Morijiri to be feted


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, July 05, 2018: Japanese scholar and retired professor of Waseca University in Japan Prof Sumiyo Morijiri who has   studied Yakshagana and Bhootharadhane of the coast and has even authored a book on the same in Japanese language will be felicitated on behalf of the Kala Gangotri Yakshagana Kendra of Uchila at a function to be held at Don Bosco Hall on July 7.

Japanese.Prof Morijiri who  has set up  a museum of Thenkutittu Yakshagana replicas in Japan’s Waseda University is also  the director of Waseda Natakada Mane.

He joined the Kannada University at Hampi as a Visiting Professor in 1994 and in Mangalore University in 1996 and has made an in-depth study of the folk art and culture of the coast.

The felicitation function to  be held on July 7 will be attended by Prof B V Viveka Rai, retired vice chancellor of Hampi University, K Chinnappa Gowda, retired VC of Haveri Folk University and Prof  Purushottam Bilimale, President of  Chair in Kannada at JNU.

The programme will be followed  by a Badagutittu Yakshagana `Vali Moksha.’


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Babitha Prabhu, Karwar Thu, July-5-2018, 2:31
Hats off to the person. We have to appreciate his talent and his interest towards Yakshagana the folk art of DK
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