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Japan, East Asia, Asia: Cultural spheres in conversation

Japan, East Asia, Asia: Cultural spheres in conversation

Join a discussion with art historian Maki Fukuoka (University of Leeds), and curator Pauline J Yao (M+, Hong Kong and Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Leeds) about contemporary art in Japan and Japan’s relationship with its regional neighbours. How are these cultural spheres seen to be interconnected or disconnected? Do these connections matter? Pauline J. […]

Third Thursday Lecture: Painting in red: the Kakiemon porcelain legacy in Japan’s past, present and future

Third Thursday Lecture: Painting in red: the Kakiemon porcelain legacy in Japan’s past, present and future

This year is the 400th anniversary of the birth of porcelain in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, Japan. This lecture will examine in detail the past, present and possible future of the Kakiemon kiln which has been in operation in Arita for almost 370 years, under the same family management. The Kakiemon kiln […]

Third Thursday Lecture: Minton for the Meiji Emperor: Manga Now at the British Museum

Third Thursday Lecture: Minton for the Meiji Emperor: Manga Now at the British Museum

Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere  Handa IFAC Curator of Japanese Arts, British Museum and Research Director, Sainsbury Institute ABOUT THE LECTURE Manga is an important cultural phenomenon in Japan, Asia and increasingly throughout the world. Literally translated as ‘pictures run riot’, manga is a form of sequential art that is basically made of a narrative sequence […]

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2015 – Amaterasu’s progress: the Ise shrines in the public sphere of postwar Japan, with John Breen

Carmen Blacker Lecture 2015 – Amaterasu’s progress: the Ise shrines in the public sphere of postwar Japan, with John Breen

In 2013, the Inner and Outer shrines in Ise were rebuilt at vast expense. On 2 October 2013 Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess, abandoned her old, and somewhat worn, shrine to progress to her new abode, located a matter of metres away on an adjacent site. Her old shrine was duly dismantled. This was the latest […]

Film Screening: Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

Film Screening: Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art, with an introduction by Felix Tikotin’s grandson, Jaron Borensztajn, follwed by a Q&A. Dir. Santje Kramer, 2013. 77 min. Dutch and English with English subtitles. FREE for Sainsbury Institute Friends £5 non-members | £3 students Book early […]

Neriya kanaya: The Roots of Beyond

Neriya kanaya: The Roots of Beyond

The Japanese avant-garde collective Eggore and the painter-performer Tesshu present an energetic live painting and music performance to delve into an ancient future: a sense of the world as it once was, and one day may be. Inspired by the Japanese contemporary dance tradition of butoh, Eggore explore a range of human emotions and a […]

Japan’s True Love of Nature: Ecologies of Hope

Japan’s True Love of Nature: Ecologies of Hope

Japan has been called the “toxic archipelago” and its pollution cases such as Minamata have drawn international attention. More recently, the meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant added yet another chapter to the tale of environmental degradation. But Japanese history also provides an alternative story of ecologically sound ways of living. This talk considers […]

Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868

Looking for the Roots of Modern Japanese Science and Technology in Edo-Period Japan 1615–1868

Professor Suzuki Kazuyoshi’s series of three lectures will shed light on the expansion of education, discovery, science and the arts in the Edo period (1615-1868), as well as providing an examination of craft innovation during the period. By the 18th century in Japan, literacy and numeracy were increasingly perceived as ‘essential tools for worldly success’. […]

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