Author Archives: Leah

About Leah

Leah is an Edo-period courtier by day and a writer and translator by night. Or is it the other way around?

Book Announcement: Chigusa and the Art of Tea

Via University of Washington Press. LOUISE ALLISON CORT AND ANDREW M. WATSKY $40.00T PAPERBACK (9780934686259) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: May 2014 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Art, Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 pp., 160 illus., 60 in color, 9 x 11 in. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Travel Posters for Japanese Steamship Companies

If you liked our post on JR ads of the 1930s, you may enjoy this collection of steamship posters from the 1910s. These are scanned from the book Miwaku no Funatabi, published by the Museum of Maritime Science, 1993. I love … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Academic Program Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

Institution: University of Pittsburgh Location: Pittsburgh, PA Posted: 10/09/2014 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Education: BA required, MA preferred The Academic Program Coordinator will develop and lead student/faculty-focused and community-based academic activities and events for the Asian … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Program Assistant, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Institution: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA Location: Washington, DC Education: BA Application deadline: October 10, 2014 Job description Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA) is a 501c3 non-profit located in Washington, DC involved in U.S.-Japan relations, providing conferences and seminars, think tank … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins [London]

16 September – 19 December 2014 Victoria Miro · Gallery I & Garden, 16 Wharf Road London N1 7RW http://www.victoria-miro.com/exhibitions/464/ Victoria Miro is delighted to present a new body of sculptures and paintings by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama dedicated to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Museum Preparator II, Stanford University

Institution: Stanford University Location: Stanford, CA Posted: 09/09/2014 Education: BA preferred 100% FTE, fixed term through December 2015 The Cantor Arts Center is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic … Continue reading

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LGBT Exhibition: Rainbow Messages from the Hirado Dutch Trading Post [Nagasaki]

September 14, 2014 – October 31, 2014 Opening times: 8:30-17:30 Place: Hirado Dutch Trading Post (Okubo 2477, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture) Entry fee: 300 yen At the Hirado Dutch Trading Post, Japan’s first western style building, exchanges between Japan and the … Continue reading

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