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  • Translating Captain Tsubasa into Arabic I

    Translating Captain Tsubasa into Arabic I

    Obada Kassoumah talks explains the challenges and triumphs of translating sports manga Captain Tsubasa into his native Arabic. Featuring a pirated Arabic version of a beloved Japanese anime and the sound of someone knocking the door. Content warning: 1980s graphics Double content warning: drunk football coach

  • Manga Theatre Curtain I

    Manga Theatre Curtain I

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    This striking modern-looking 17 metre long theatre curtain was painted on the 30 June 1880 by artist Kawanabe Kyōsai. It was painted in one 4 hour long session when the artist was drunk. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo

  • Manga Exhibition curator tour!: British Museum Facebook Live

    Manga Exhibition curator tour!: British Museum Facebook Live

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    Manga Exhibition curator tour! Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere went live on the British Museum’s Facebook page on 4th July 2019 and gave an exclusive tour of the Manga Exhibition.

  • Welcome to the world of Manga!

    Welcome to the world of Manga!

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    Curator Nicole Rousmaniere loves manga A LOT! In this short intro to the Citi exhibition Manga she speaks about what is so special about the show and shares some of her favourite manga. The Citi exhibition Manga 23 May – 26 August 2019 Supported by Citi Logistics partner IAG Cargo Music: Artist: Lee Rosevere Title: […]

  • Call for Applications: University of Tokyo Summer Programme 2019

    Call for Applications: University of Tokyo Summer Programme 2019

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    About the Programme The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School programme in Japan. […]

  • MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies

    MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies

    Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures together with the University of East Anglia are delighted to announce the launch of our new MA programme in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies, beginning in autumn 2020. Administered through UEA’s Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, home to the University’s Centre for Japanese Studies, this MA course is a […]

  • The Citi Manga Exhibition: Programme of Events

    The Citi Manga Exhibition: Programme of Events

    Thursday 23 May 2019 – Monday 26 Aug 2019 British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG The British Museum has organised an extensive programme of events surrounding the upcoming Manga exhibition. The Citi Exhibition Manga was curated by our Research Director Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, alongside our Senior Digital Humanities Officer Dr Ryoko Matsuba, and Dr Hiromi Uchida. […]

  • Unboxing Saint Oniisan Vol. 13 聖☆おにいさん I Curator’s Corner +

    Unboxing Saint Oniisan Vol. 13 聖☆おにいさん I Curator’s Corner +

    Jesus and Buddha are back in Vol 13 of Saint Oniisan. Join Nicole for this exciting unboxing event! Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.

  • Toshiba International Foundation: 30th anniversary congratulations

    Toshiba International Foundation: 30th anniversary congratulations

    The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese would like to congratulate the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO) on their 30th anniversary in April 2019. We recognize the continuing significance of TIFO’s mission statement, encouraging greater understanding of Japanese culture around the world, and are very grateful for two decades of their generous support of the […]

  • His Majesty Emperor Naruhito’s Accession

    His Majesty Emperor Naruhito’s Accession

    The Sainsbury Institute offers its warmest congratulations to Japan on the accession of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and looks forward to continuing to promote the study and understanding of Japan and its place in the world into the new Reiwa era. If you would like to offer your own congratulations, […]

  • Obituary: Professor Donald Keene

    Obituary: Professor Donald Keene

    The Sainsbury Institute was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Donald Keene in Tokyo on Sunday 24 February at the age of 96. The doyenne of Japanese literary studies, Professor Keene was a great friend of the Institute. In 2001 he gave the inaugural address marking the establishment of the Institute, in […]

  • Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship

    Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship

    The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, and the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia are now inviting applications for an intensive three-week postgraduate Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage. The academic leads on this programme are SISJAC’s Dr Jennifer Coates and Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer. Dates: […]