In the last Friday Round-up at the Allen Ginsberg Estate, I was alerted to a very interesting video by Dave Olson, which I had somehow missed prior to that. Posted several weeks ago, it features Olson and BSA president Matt Theado visiting the Jack Kerouac exhibit in Kobe, Japan.

I was so impressed by the video (not to mention the lengths Olson and others went to in order to arrange the exhibition – no mean feat in the midst of a pandemic) that I just had to share it here. I hope that it is as enjoyable for our readers as it was for me.

Here’s a synopsis taken from Olson’s website:

A lively conversation between storymaker Dave Olson and with Professor & President of Beat Studies Assoc., Matt Theado of Kobe City University Dept of Foreign Studies, at BB Plaza Art Museum in Kobe, Japan, summer of 2021 after the event was delayed for a year for *public health conundrums* and re-imagined to include a truly remarkable collection of ephemera, chapbooks, broadsides, posters, typewrtier, records, various editions of On the Road, related book, maps, Japanese language glossary and much more – most provided by Kazu-san of Flying Books of Tokyo.

You can read more about the video, along with sources, further reading, and credits here.

Header photo (c) Dave Olson.