This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer The Tale of Shuten Doji Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0246 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Materials for this program Handout and Timeline Resize text The Tale of Shuten Doji, Edo period, 17th century (Freer Gallery of Art / Charles Lang Freer Endowment) The Tale of Shuten Doji is a 14th-century Japanese legend recounting the conquest of a terrifying, flesh-eating ogre Shuten Doji by the warrior Raiko and his four loyal retainers. The story was extremely popular in both visual and performing arts genres during the Edo period (ca. 1600–1868) and was illustrated on a wide range of media, including painted scrolls, folding screens, and wood-block prints. At first glance, the tale appears to recount a typical story of gallant warrior heroes battling savage demons and rescuing beautiful maidens, but a closer look reveals a much more complex picture of socially marginalized groups and notions of otherness. Art historian Yui Suzuki examines the illustrated tale in depth, focusing on both the conventional and cryptic meanings that the artworks convey. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.