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Gordon, Beate (Producer)
Japan Society (New York, N.Y.) (Presenter)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)
Kagawa, Kyōko (Performer)
Torii, Namino (Performer)

Asia Society Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1967
Table of Contents
Program on the essence and spirit of Haiku, a 17-syllable Japanese poetic form, and its aesthetic relationship to other Japanese arts such as haiga (a haiku drawing), ikebana (flower arrangement), the tea ceremony, and koto music. Japanese actress Kyoko Kagawa reads several Haiku, artist Nanae Momiyama paints several haiga, and Namino Torii performs a koto solo.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7658
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-916 (former)
Flower arrangement, Japanese
Kotos (Japanese zither)
Koto music
Japanese tea ceremony
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Telecast by WNDT/13, Newark, New Jersey in 1967. Program presented by the Japan Society. Producer and narrator: Beate Gordon. Director: Bud Myers.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (31 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857041126-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161896
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ec98ef70-806e-0135-a85a-69613f63a058
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1967: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Haiku" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Haiku" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 12, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). Haiku Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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