Category Archives: study tools

Resource: The Barbara Curtis Adachi Bunraku Collection

The recent launch of the The Barbara Curtis Adachi Collection provides a wonderful resource for those interested in traditional Japanese performance arts. The collection was given to Columbia University in 1991 by Barbara Curtis Adachi, a long-time bunraku theater enthusiast who … Continue reading

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Resource: Visualizations and Digital Analyses on Modern Japan

Much is presently being made of the digital humanities, that is, how we can use digital tools to engage, answer, or facilitate humanities study. From this marriage of tech and humanistic thought, a number of fascinating projects related to Japan … Continue reading

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Workshop: University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018

University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018 “Commoners and Authority in Medieval Japan”, July 9 to August 3, 2018 We are delighted to announce the University of Michigan Medieval Komonjo Workshop 2018, a month-long intensive summer program in medieval historical materials, the theme of which … Continue reading

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Resource: Nikkei Newspapers Digital Archive

Those of you who previously explored our article on the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection – Japanese Diaspora Initiative may also be interested in a collection of Nikkei newspapers digitized and openly available through the university libraries of the University of Washington. From … Continue reading

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Resource: Japan Foundation Directory of Japanese Studies

Although we have a number of articles about whether or not graduate school is right for you (maybe it’s not!) or how to choose a program, often the first question is simply where programs in Japanese Studies are. Even as … Continue reading

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Resource: Ukiyo-e.org

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, hold an esteemed place as one of the most well-known and prolific Japanese arts, having exploded in popularity in the early modern period (1603-1868) and become a great source of inspiration to many artists overseas. The … Continue reading

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Funding: Wolfsonian Fellowship Program (modern Japan)

Wolfsonian-FIU Fellowship Program The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is a museum and research center that promotes the examination of modern visual and material culture. The focus of the Wolfsonian collection is on North American and European decorative arts, propaganda, architecture, and … Continue reading

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