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25%

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Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Samurai Portraits

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 13 quizzes
12 videos
1-2 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan I9m
1-3 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan II7m
1-4 "Portrait of Satō Issai" by Watanabe Kazan III8m
1-5 Representation of Reality in Literatures I9m
1-6 Representation of Reality in Literatures II8m
1-7 Watanabe Kazan's Representation of Reality9m
1-8 Chinese Quatrain by Rai Mikisaburō11m
1-9 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō I8m
1-10 "Portrait of Yoshida Shōin" by Matsura Shōdō II6m
1-11 Yoshida Shōin and His Writings I6m
1-12 Yoshida Shōin and His writings II6m
1 reading
Course Description10m
13 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 1-12m
Practice Quiz 1-22m
Practice Quiz 1-32m
Practice Quiz 1-42m
Practice Quiz 1-52m
Practice Quiz 1-62m
Practice Quiz 1-72m
Practice Quiz 1-82m
Practice Quiz 1-92m
Practice Quiz 1-102m
Practice Quiz 1-112m
Practice Quiz 1-122m
Module 1 Graded Quiz36m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Painted Beauties

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 105 min)
14 videos
2-2 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan II11m
2-3 "Portrait of a Geisha" by Watanabe Kazan III9m
2-4 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi I6m
2-5 "A Courtesan" by Takahashi Yuichi II7m
2-6 "The Courtesan Usugumo of the Miura House at the Age of 89"8m
2-7 Beauties in Ukiyo-e I6m
2-8 Beauties in Ukiyo-e II5m
2-9 Beauties in Writings I6m
2-10 Beauties in Writings II8m
2-11 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko I9m
2-12 "Beauty in the Painting" by Matsumoto Fūko II2m
2-13 Beauties in Photographs I7m
2-14 Beauties in Photographs II9m
15 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 2-12m
Practice Quiz 2-22m
Practice Quiz 2-32m
Practice Quiz 2-42m
Practice Quiz 2-52m
Practice Quiz 2-62m
Practice Quiz 2-72m
Practice Quiz 2-82m
Practice Quiz 2-92m
Practice Quiz 2-102m
Practice Quiz 2-112m
Practice Quiz 2-122m
Practice Quiz 2-132m
Practice Quiz 2-142m
Module 2 Graded Quiz42m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The Literary Photograph I

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min)
8 videos
3-2 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo I9m
3-3 "On Reading" by Miyaoi Yasuo II11m
3-4 "Calligraphy and Painting Gathering in Satte Post Town" by Yoda Chikkoku II8m
3-5 Inscribed Photographs I11m
3-6 Inscribed Photographs II8m
3-7 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers I12m
3-8 Masaoka Shiki and Post Meiji-Restoration Writers II5m
9 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 3-12m
Practice Quiz 3-22m
Practice Quiz 3-32m
Practice Quiz 3-42m
Practice Quiz 3-52m
Practice Quiz 3-62m
Practice Quiz 3-72m
Practice Quiz 3-82m
Module3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Literary Photograph II

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 78 min)
9 videos
4-2 Portrait of Niijima Yae7m
4-3 Picture Postcard I7m
4-4 Picture Postcard II11m
4-5 Letters from Nagai Kafū11m
4-6 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū I7m
4-7 ”Strange Tale from East of the River” by Nagai Kafū II8m
4-8 Course Summary I7m
4-9 Course Summary II6m
10 practice exercises
Practice Quiz 4-12m
Practice Quiz 4-22m
Practice Quiz 4-32m
Practice Quiz 4-42m
Practice Quiz 4-52m
Practice Quiz 4-62m
Practice Quiz 4-72m
Practice Quiz 4-82m
Practice Quiz 4-92m
Module 4 Graded Quiz30m

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