BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5134@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20160623T000000Z DTEND:20160623T000000Z DESCRIPTION:JFLA Lecture Series 33 by Professor Daisuke Miyao.\n\nIn Japan\ , motion picture actress did not exist until 1918 when Hanayagi Harumi sta rred in &quot\;Sei no kagayaki&quot\; (Radiance of Life).&nbsp\; Before th is film\, the majority of female characters in motion pictures were played by onnagata\, female impersonators in kabuki.&nbsp\; One exception was Ao ki Tsuruko (1891-1961)\, a female Japanese star in early Hollywood.&nbsp\; The popular narrative of &quot\;Madame Butterfly&quot\; played a signific ant role behind Aoki&rsquo\;s stardom.&nbsp\; How did Aoki become a star i n Hollywood in the 1910s?&nbsp\; What impact did Aoki&rsquo\;s star image have on Japanese cinema? SUMMARY:Madame Butterfly and The Birth of The Motion Picture Actress in Jap an URL:/en/events/2016/06/23/madame-butterfly-and-the-birth-of-the-motion-pict u/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR