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  • Cultural Properties Loss: Statement on the Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on Cultural Properties

    Cultural Properties Loss: Statement on the Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on Cultural Properties

    The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures continues to encourage donations to the Japan Society Relief Fund (link). We are also aware of a number of other appeals, in particular regarding cultural properties. The Institute is now monitoring the situation regarding the impact on cultural properties in particular (including archaeological remains, […]

  • Jomon Pot A History of the World in 100 Objects After the Ice Age: Food and Sex (9000 – 3500 BC)

    Jomon Pot A History of the World in 100 Objects After the Ice Age: Food and Sex (9000 – 3500 BC)

    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 mizusashi (water container) in the tea […]

  • Media Studies Network

    Media Studies Network

    With the introduction of the Sasakawa Lectureship in 2008, the Sainsbury Institute has extended its research activities to the field of contemporary media studies. Dr Ulrich Heinze established an international network of researchers and organising international workshop on Japanese Media Studies every two years. The last workshop entitled “Disaster and Cultural Change” was held on […]