Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai

Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book
Daughters of the Samurai with the author, Janice Nimura,
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

BMC Daughters of the Samurai

Save the Date: Joint Club Event with Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai with the author, Janice Nimura, Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Did you know that Bryn Mawr has a sister college in Tokyo? Come to a joint Club event with the Bryn Mawr Book Club to discuss the recent book Daughters of the Samurai with the author Janice Nimura.

In 1871, the Japanese government sent 6-year-old Ume Tsuda to the United States as part of a delegation to study the role and education of American women. The youngest of the five girls in the mission, Ume eventually was the first Japanese student to attend Bryn Mawr (1889-1892). Bryn Mawr was her model and M. Carey Thomas her inspiration when she founded one of the first private institutions of higher education for women in Japan in 1900, The Women’s Institute for English Studies (Joshi Eigaku Juku). Known since 1948 as Tsuda College (Tsuda Juku Diagaku), it has maintained a close relationship with its western sister through the exchange of students.  President Emeritus Nancy Vickers visited Tsuda in 2000 to celebrate the centennial of its founding.   Daughters of the Samurai sympathetically details the difficulties and successes these young women experienced, both during their time in the United States and upon their return to Japan.

RSVP:  to Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net. Space is very limited.

For more information contact Helen Thurston at jclosk@earthlink.net

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 P. M.

WHERE: 10 Downing Street, Apartment 5W, New York, NY 10014 – graciously hosted by Jane Engelhardt ’84

Entrance to the building is on the west side of 6th avenue between Houston Street and Downing Street.

Transportation: By subway: Closest stops are IND line to West 4th street or the IRT west side line to Houston Street. By bus: The 7th Avenue line stops at Houston and 7th/Varick. The 5 stops at Houston as well on 6th Avenue coming from downtown. By car: Parking can be hard in the village.  There are garages on Thompson Street between West 3rd and Bleecker and on West 3rd between MacDougal and 6th Avenue. Both are expensive (e.g., $30 for a couple hours).

HOW MUCH:  Bryn Mawr Club membership dues gratefully received.

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