A conference to examine the legacy of Tokugawa Ieyasu will be held at Durham University on the 7th-9th of June to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Ieyasu’s death falling this year. We are delighted to invite you to join us. The provisional program is as follows. Further updates and registration details are available on the website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/japanese/tokugawa/.
13:00 Welcome and opening remarks
13:15 Panel on religion
Chair: Richard Bowring
Nathalie Kouamé — Why did Ishin Sûden, the Ieyasu’s éminence grise, write an anti-Christian edict in 1614 ?
Sonehara Satoshi — The deification of Tokugawa Ieyasu and religious observances at the Toshogu
15:15-15:45 Afternoon tea
16:00 Keynote address: Prof. Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley
10:00-12:00 Panel on intellectual and cultural history
Willem Boot — Hagiography – But for Whom? – Tokugawa Ieyasu in later bakufu historiography.
Peter Kornicki — Why did Ieyasu get interested in printing?
Rebekah Clements — Ieyasu and “public” debate, the case of Hayashi Razan
13:00-15:00 Panel on Material culture
Chair: Drew Gerstle
Matsushima Jin — Mt. Fuji and Tokugawa Shoguns: The Political Science of Images in Kano Paintings.
Morgan Pitelka — Material culture, deification of Ieyasu, and the Tokugawa family
Angelika Koch — Ieyasu’s time: his clock(s) and their legacy
10:00-12 noon Tour of Durham Castle and the Oriental Museum
With thanks to The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Faculty of Arts, Durham University, School of Modern Languages and Cultures Durham University, Japan Research Centre SOAS, Durham Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Japan400.