The Japan Society of Boston continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of Boston's sister-city relationship with Kyoto -- by sharing the secrets of the fabulously ornate women's hair styles made famous in woodblock prints from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Peter Grilli, president of the Boston society, advises that Keiichi Hanada, Kyoto's most celebrated contemporary hair stylist, will give a free talk and demonstration of the classic coiffures at 6:30 this evening at the society's center at the Showa Boston Institute, 420 Pond St., Boston.
Hanada also will offer the demonstration at Symphony Hall after the Boston Symphony Orchestra performance on Friday evening.
For more details on this and other anniversary events, visit the Japan Society of Boston web site.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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