Thursday 21 November, 2019
Weston Room, Norwich Cathedral Hostry, Norwich NR1 4EH
Tomoko Emura (Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tobunken))
About the Talk
About the Speaker
Tomoko Emura is Head of the Archives Section, Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tobunken). She is a specialist in history of pre-modern Japanese art with a particular interest in paintings especially by Rinpa artists. She has published many scholarly essays, which include Classism in the Works of Ogata Kōrin and Ogata Kōrin’s Time in Edo and Changes in His Brushwork: Focusing on A Budding Plum Tree in the Freer Gallery of Art. She is currently involved in a research project on the restoration of traditional techniques and materials employed to cultural properties in Japan. She is also leading an exhibition titled ‘The Allure of Japanese Art: A Homecoming of Overseas Artworks Conserved in Japan’ to be held at the Tokyo National Museum in January 2021, where part of the research outcomes will be exhibited.
This event is part of the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020
Image: SAKAI Hōitsu, Summer and Autumn Flower Plants. A pair of two-fold screens, color on silver leafed paper, 164.5×181.8cm(each). Edo period/19th century. Tokyo National Museum Important Cultural Propety https://webarchives.tnm.jp