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  • Message from the Executive Director

    Message from the Executive Director

    As We Enter 2014 One year has passed since the Liberal Democratic Party government, led by Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, was established in late December of 2013. In response, the mood in Japan seems far more positive than a year ago. The first two arrows of Abe’s ‘Three Arrow Policy’ have been successfully implemented so…

  • Japanese Living National Treasures

    Japanese Living National Treasures

    LectureFriday 1 Nov 2013 | 4 pm Royal College of Art, Dyson Building1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 4AN(followed by refreshments and sake) Moriguchi Kunihiko (Yūzen textiles) & Murose Kazumi (Maki-e lacquer-work)with Dr Rupert Faulkner, Senior Curator, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London About the Presentations This is an extremely rare opportunity to hear…

  • Winning Bid: Professor Rousmaniere wins the Art Fund COLLECT award

    Winning Bid: Professor Rousmaniere wins the Art Fund COLLECT award

    Art Fund COLLECT took place on 10 May 2013 to coincide with the opening of COLLECT 2013 at London’s Saatchi Gallery. The fair was held from 10-13 May. Details of the award can be found here: The Art Fund Crafts Council Professor Nicole Rousmaniere (Research Director) won the Art Fund COLLECT award. Representing the British Museum…

  • A History of the World in 100 Objects

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    BBC Radio 4 Podcast: Jomon Pot Simon Kaner (Assistant Director, Sainsbury Institute; Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia) was on BBC Radio 4 on 29 January as a part of the series ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects.’ He discussed the bottom part of a Jomon pot that was subsequently used as a…

  • A History of the World in 100 Objects

    A History of the World in 100 Objects

    BBC Radio 4 Podcast: Jomon Pot Simon Kaner (Assistant Director, Sainsbury Institute; Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia) was on BBC Radio 4 on 29 January as a part of the series ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects.’ He discussed the bottom part of a Jomon pot that was subsequently used as a…

  • New Year Party

    New Year Party

    Friends EventWednesday 16 Jan 2013 | 6 – 8pm (followed by a reception)
 Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH Invitation to a Traditional Japanese New Year Party at the Institute Cost: Members £15 / Non-members £20Price includes: a buffet of traditional Japanese New Year food, sushi, sake, wine and other refreshments, plus the…

  • Jōmon-inspired Music from Aomori Japan

    Jōmon-inspired Music from Aomori Japan

    Partners Event, PerformanceFriday 7 Dec 2012 | 6.30 pm Stevenson Lecture Theatre, the British Museum Stevenson Lecture Theatre | £5 (members/concessions £3)Booking is essential. The Jōmon, Japan’s oldest known culture, are the inspiration behind Yamagami Susumu’s ethereal music, which he performs on a shakuhachi (traditional Japanese flute) and a tsugaru shamisen (three-stringed instrument). He will be joined by Professors…

  • One Year On: Ceremony at the Japanese Roof Garden at SOAS

    One Year On: Ceremony at the Japanese Roof Garden at SOAS

    On 6 March, at the Japanese Roof Garden adjacent to the Brunei Gallery of SOAS, a simple but moving ceremony to commemorate the first year anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster was conducted. The event was held in conjunction with the photo exhibition, ‘Tohoku’, co-organised by the Zen Foto Gallery in…

  • Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

    Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

    Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere On 25 July 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced that it will be awarding Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere with the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for her services to the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. Dr Rousmaniere was Founding Director of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of…

  • Lisa Sainsbury Library News

    Lisa Sainsbury Library News

    The library will have WiFi installed this winter providing all visitors with access to the Internet on their own Laptops or Mobile device. The library welcomed Ms Rebecca Hawthorne, an M.A. student in Paper Conservation, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London, in September 2012 to undertake a survey of the Cortazzi Map…

  • New Museology in the Wochikochi Magazine

    New Museology in the Wochikochi Magazine

    Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere in conversation with Shioda Junichi Click here to read about Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere discuss New Museology in the Wochikochi Magazine, Japan Foundation’s new monthly web-magazine, with Shioda Junichi, Executive Art Director of Aomori Museum of Art.

  • Miyasaka Fusakazu Memorial Togariishi Jomon Culture Award

    Miyasaka Fusakazu Memorial Togariishi Jomon Culture Award

    Simon Kaner received the 11th Annual Miyasaka Fusakazu Memorial Togariishi Jomon Culture Award. Every year Chino city in Nagano Prefecture, Japan celebrates an individual (or organization) who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of Jomon culture (13000-400 BC) through the award. In memory of archaeologist Miyasaka Fusakazu (1887-1975) who’s pioneering work on the…