Constantine Vaporis, History, To Serve as Smithsonian Journeys Expert in Japan

vaporisIn April 2014, Asian Studies Program Director Constantine Vaporis was selected as a Smithsonian expert for tours of Japan. Vaporis is leaving next week to deliver five formal lectures and will also be providing the informal educational component for the tour, Eternal Japan: From Tokyo to Kyoto. The formal lectures are as follows:

  1. From Edo to Tokyo
  2. The Countryside and Agriculture in Japan: Past and Present
  3. Sake: From Rice to Ritual
  4. Samurai and the Castle Towns of Tokugawa Japan
  5. Buddhism & Japan’s Ancient Capitals

To read a profile of Vaporis on the Smithsonian Journeys website, click here.