On Memory, Time, and Place

Centre for Japanese Studies

Wednesday 19 October, 2022
1:30pm BST - 2:30pm BST


Join us at the Centre for Japanese Studies for this discussion on memory, time and place with photographer Hayahisa Tomiyasu who in Norwich as part of a multi-city residency. He will be talking to Sherzod Muminov, Associate Professor in Japanese History at UEA.

Hayahisa Tomiyasu’s image making focuses directly on the materiality of urban places, and the signs and rituals through which we navigate them, which he has documented extensively during a 10 year period living in Europe. Now returned to his native Chigasaki, his work has begun to reconnect with the memories and places of his homeland.

He will explore his work through the discussion with Sherzod Muminov alongside short presentations of Hayahisa’s images.

Hayahisa Tomiyasu (b. 1982) lives and works in Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan. He studied photography at Tokyo Polytechnic University and the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. He has had ten solo exhibitions in Japan, Germany and the UK and has taken part in numerous group exhibitions. He has eight publications. His best-known series TTP (Tischtennisplatte) was shot from the eighth-floor window of his apartment, and won the MACK First Book Award 2018.

Sherzod Muminov is a multilingual historian working with sources in Japanese and Russian, and is also fluent in Turkish. He received his PhD in East Asian Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a postdoctoral research associate in the ERC Project “The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia”. Sherzod is co-editor, with Barak Kushner, of The Dismantling of Japan’s Empire in East Asia (Routledge 2017).

This event is in partnership with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Centre for Japanese Studies at UEA, and the National Centre for Writing.


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