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Fun Link Friday: Modern Japanese Crests

Here’s a fun link I stashed away since earlier this year: Japanese family crests, or kamon have been embedded in all kinds of items since premodern times, from ceramics and kimono to castles. These days, you might find them most often on samurai … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The European Union and Asia. Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities

International Academic Conference September 16th, 2014 Call for Papers Kozminski University Asia Research Centre (KU ARC) is pleased to announce the call for papers for the The European Union and Asia. Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities, a conference organized jointly by … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain

Hell-bent on Heaven in Tateyama mandara: Painting and Religious Practice at a Japanese Mountain by Caroline Hirasawa The book is a highly interdisciplinary examination of the Tateyama cult and its material culture, and will be of interest to art historians … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: All About Netsuke

For the kogei- and fashion lovers, Collectors Weekly interviewed Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Christine Drosse back in 2011 about netsuke. The link includes links to LACMA’s online collections of Edo- and Meiji Period netsuke as well as to the International … Continue reading

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Competition: Manga in/as Essay: Interpreting Kurama Tengu

Manga in/as Essay competition: Interpreting Kurama Tengu To demonstrate the expressive potential of manga, Asiascape.org (based at Leiden University), is proud to announce its third competition ‘Interpreting Kurama Tengu.’ For its 3rd manga competition, we invite manga artists, cartoonists, students … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting position, Asian Art, Vanderbilt University

Institution:  Vanderbilt University, History of Art Location:  Tennessee, United States Position:  Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty; Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art The Department of History of Art at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Mellon Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds

We welcome submissions across disciplines and addressing any region in Asia for the panel below, which will be part of the annual College Art Association conference held in New York city, February 11-14, 2015. Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds Rebecca M. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Railway Tourism Posters from the 1930s

The nephew of an antique-shop owner discovered a collection of gorgeous Japan Rail tourism posters from the ’30s. Now restored, all 15 posters will be auctioned off on Heritage on March 22. The design is reminiscent both of hanga and … Continue reading

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Exhibition: DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945

DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 May 10–October 19, 2014 Seattle Asian Art Museum Tateuchi Galleries Art Deco, a 20th-century style that came to worldwide prominence in the interwar period, left its mark on almost every medium of visual … Continue reading

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Japan-America Student Conference 2014

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (rolling admissions) Location: Conference convenes in Des Moines, Iowa, and travels to San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, DC Education: About JASC: “An Introduction to the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)” From July 30th to August 24th … Continue reading

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