“On The Road” – Learn about Jack Kerouac’s classic novel in Kobe, Japan from July 3 to August 8.￼ This book is the fountainhead of so much what we now call counter culture – breaking out of the illusions of postwar malaise and sparking so much of what we know to be true today about personal expression, practical freedom, and mind expansion.￼
This exhibit will feature rare and unique editions of Kerouac and contemporaries books, typewriters and a faithful reproduction of the original sc/roll of On the Road as well as a speaker series.
More information at BB Plaza Museum of Art’s event listing.
Also: a fantastic guide about On the Road for Japanese readers made by Prof Theado and his classes outlining and explaining much of the unique vocabulary, slang, colloquialisms and cultural references – plus a rundown of Jazz musicians – from the book specifically for Japanese audiences.
Sure hoping all comes together safely and we can celebrate this story together after last year’s event being thwarted by public health concerns.
++ Hattip to Matt Theado and regards to Jim Canary.
Note: credit for the Japanese readers’ guide are:
Designed and Edited by
Akane Kawaguchi and Sana Adachi (神戸市外国語大学 M.Theadoゼミ所属)
Students in American Culture Seminar class
at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies(神戸市外国語大学Theadoゼミ)