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About Bizz

I am a double major in Art History and Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Dickinson College. I am president of the Dickinson College Film Club, therefore I am a huge movie geek. I also work as an intern at the school's art museum, the Trout Gallery. I love the color green, and have three cats and a dog.

Final Week

These four weeks have flown by and I do not know where the time went, especially this last week. I was very worried about the paper and presentation timeline at the beginning of this past week, since the group had … Continue reading

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Child’s Play

Question: What role does clothing play in the characterization of the people and setting in Child’s Play? The look and color of character’s clothing reflects the story being set in the pleasure quarters, as well as the age of the … Continue reading

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Week Three

Week three was the big trip to Kyoto, which I had been looking forward to since the beginning of the program. The days spent there went by so fast, I can not believe the group is back in Nagoya (let … Continue reading

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Halfway Done!

Having finished half of this program, I realize my time in Japan is flying by. During this past week there was an incredible field trip to these post towns outside Nagoya, which made the week go by insanely fast. The … Continue reading

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A Beauty of Easy Virtue

When reading Saikaku, there was a heavy influence of female manipulation and power the narrator had in her line of work. Her insight to a new costumer was very revealing on how prostitutes could completely manipulate a night. The narrator’s … Continue reading

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Noh Headband

The piece that stood out to me at the museum today was a Noh headband in a scroll design from the Edo period, 18th century. The band has a width of about an inch to inch and a half, and … Continue reading

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Atsumori and Buddhism

The story of Atsumori touches upon the idea of impermanence at the beginning of the story with Rensho’s opening statement about the world. His mention that the world is like a dream ties into the Buddhist ideal of life on … Continue reading

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Week 1 Down

For all the time leading up to this trip I did not process that I was going to be in Japan. Now finishing my first week here it seems unreal. Jet lag aside, the thing that stands out the most … Continue reading

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Origins of Warrior Culture

Death weaves throughout the Tale of Heike and emphasizes some key characteristics of samurai including loyalty and great warrior strength. Lord Kiso and Imai reflect how samurai are surrounded by death. In the story of Heike these two great fighters … Continue reading

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Origins of warrior culture and Buddhism

The image that first comes to mind when I hear the word samurai is a man with a long sword, battle gear, and a man bun. This warrior is very serious and has a strong sense of upholding his personal … Continue reading

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