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  • “Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research” – Kyoto National Museum International Symposium now online 

    “Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research” – Kyoto National Museum International Symposium now online 

    On 19 March 2022, the Kyoto National Museum’s International Symposium “Dunhuang Forgeries and Recent Silk Roads Research,” was held, co-organized by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. In case you were unable to participate in person, the symposium recordings are now available on YouTube below. Fast forward to 1:07:00 to […]

  • Sainsbury Institute Studentship in Japanese Art History

    Sainsbury Institute Studentship in Japanese Art History

    We are pleased to announce the inaugural Sainsbury Institute Studentship in Japanese Art History, to be awarded to an outstanding student in the MA course in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia, specializing in Japanese art history. The Studentship carries a value of full domestic fees for the course.   The MA in […]

  • Job Vacancy: SOAS Sainsbury Lecturer in Arts of Japan

    Job Vacancy: SOAS Sainsbury Lecturer in Arts of Japan

    School of Oriental and African Studies seeks to appoint a Lecturer (equiv. assistant professor) or Senior Lecturer (equiv. associate professor) in the Arts of Japan, starting in September 2022. Supported by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, the appointment will lead to further collaboration between SOAS and the Sainsbury Institute […]

  • BAJS/Japan Foundation Postgraduate Workshop 2022

    BAJS/Japan Foundation Postgraduate Workshop 2022

    Date: Friday 25th February 2022 Where: Norwich, UK Booking required. Please apply via this link. Next year, the Sainsbury Institute and University of East Anglia will be hosting the annual BAJS/Japan Foundation Postgraduate Workshop 2022. This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japan specialists in the UK. It is a […]

  • Mari Yamazaki × Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

    Mari Yamazaki × Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

    The latest issue of the online New York Times Style Magazine: Japan features a conversation between Reserach Director Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere and Japanese manga artist Mari Yamazaki. They had met through Nicole’s curatorial work at The Citi Exhibition Manga at the British Museum in 2019 where Mari’s work Olympia Kyklos formed a part of the […]

  • Talk on Manga, Art and Archives

    Talk on Manga, Art and Archives

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    A discussion between Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (Curator of The Citi exhibition Manga at British Museum, Research Director at SISJAC, University of East Anglia), Takashi Oishi (Director of Yokote Masuda Manda Museum) and Masashi Okamoto (Director of Shueisha Manga – Art Heritage) on Vimeo ニコル・クーリッジ・ルーマニエール(セインズベリー藝術研究所研究担当所長およびイースト・アングリア大学日本美術文化教授)、大石卓(横手市増田まんが美術館館長)、岡本正史(集英社マンガアートヘリテージ責任者)による座談会 SHUEISHA MANGA-ART HERITAGE Sorry, in Japanese only for the moment

  • (Closed) Call for Applications: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2021-22

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    The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, established in 2000 through generous funding from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, are designed to strengthen academic ties with Japanese studies programmes in Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The Institute […]

  • Beyond Japan Episode 1: Stone Circles of Akita and Wiltshire with Professor Simon Kaner

    Beyond Japan Episode 1: Stone Circles of Akita and Wiltshire with Professor Simon Kaner

    The debut episode of CJS podcast BeyondJapan is now live! Join Oliver Moxham in conversation with Professor Simon Kaner on the significance of Japanese archaeology for the global history of humanity: Welcome to the debut episode of our new podcast series ‘Beyond Japan’, where we explore the interdisciplinary nature of Japanese Studies through academics from […]

  • Online Jomon Matsuri: Summer Solstice

    Online Jomon Matsuri: Summer Solstice

    We are celebrating the Summer Solstice weekend with the launch of the Online Jomon Matsuri, a festival exploring various aspects of this remarkable period of Japanese prehistory and its global significance for understanding human history. We had planned to be at Stonehenge this weekend for the Midsummer sunrise itself on Sunday morning, following the opening […]

  • Online Jomon Matsuri: An invitation to participate

    Online Jomon Matsuri: An invitation to participate

    We hope that this finds you, your families and colleagues safe and well at this time of great disruption and uncertainty around the world as a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The lock-downs, changes in working practices, social distancing and other measures have had a major impact on all of our plans for 2020. […]

  • Website Update

    Website Update

    Welcome to our new website. We now have a page dedicated to online resources and we hope to add more links as we adapt to the new reality under the Coronavirus pandemic. We hope the new website will continue to serve as a resource for the Japanese studies community and beyond. In the meantime, do […]

  • What is a Japanese Living National Treasure?

    What is a Japanese Living National Treasure?

    The British Museum has been collecting artworks made by Japanese Living National Treasures since 2007, but what is a Living National treasure and why are they so important to Japanese Cultural Heritage? In this film Nicole Rousmaniere, research director of SISJAC and Hayashida Hideki of the Japan Kōgei Association talk all about the Living National […]