Issue 10 Winter 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters,  Welcome to the Winter 2015 edition of our e-magazine.We hope you enjoy this edition. Warm Regards, Mami MizutoriExecutive Director

The Sainsbury Institute Abroad

A colloquium in Portugal Little known outside of Japan and Portugal is the fact that the first Westerners to set foot on Japanese territory were actually the Portuguese. In 1543, Portuguese sailors and merchants landed in Japan introducing, among other things, weapons that used gunpowder. A fact that would significantly change how wars were fought […]

Letter from Our Fellow

Younjung Oh Younjung Oh was the first Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow to be based in Norwich. During her one-year fellowship between September 2012 to August 2013, she continued deepening her doctoral research on ‘Art in to everyday life: Department stores as purveyors of culture in modern Japan’. Her aim was to articulate the politics […]

Museums in Japan

Tokyo National Museum For museum lovers visiting Japan, skipping the Tokyo National Museum is equivalent to giving the British Museum a miss when visiting the United Kingdom. As the first, oldest and largest national museum in Japan established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum has been a natural port of call for many including the […]

The Institute and Our Community

ORJACH: bringing Japanese archaeology and cultural heritage to new audiences Excellent research is at the heart of the Sainsbury Institute’s mission, and we are always looking for ways in which to most effectively disseminate the results of that research, in particular to new audiences we have not yet been able to reach. We are also […]

Behind the Scenes

Introduction In this year’s e-magazines, the Executive Director would like to share the thinking behind our activities: why do we do what we do, how do we accomplish them, and how do we overcome our challenges in the rapidly changing environment. We would be delighted to hear what you think with your comments and responses, […]

Treasures of the Library

Published under Edward VII’s reign in 1907 by London publisher Chatto & Windus, this book was written by William John Loftie. Essays on the geographic history of London together with 26 colour and 12 sepia illustrations compose the book. The book appears to have been popular as in 1908, The Colour of Paris: Historic, personal & […]