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Fun Link Friday: Jomon-pattern tattoos

Thanks to Corey Noxon over at ArcheoJapan, I became aware of an exhibit that was reported on back in 2016 connected to both ancient culture and traditions in the archipelago and modern tattoo practice. A collaborative project between the well-known tattoo … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese language and culture, University of Utah

Institution:  University of Utah, World Languages and Cultures Location:  Utah, United States Position:  Lecturer, Japanese Language and Culture The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a one-year Lecturer position in Japanese beginning July 1, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms Editor: Bullock, Julia C.; Kano, Ayako; Welker, James Welker Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Narratives of (Il)legibility in East Asia – Graduate Student Symposium

“Narratives of (Il)legibility in East Asia” Call for Papers: 5th Annual SEAS Graduate Student Symposium University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 5th, 2018 Application: https://goo.gl/forms/aSnO4QCeNjHmb4VH2 Keynote Speaker: Johanna Ransmeier, University of Chicago The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 2, 2018. Society of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cultural Icon Kokeshi

Kokeshi (こけし) are a kind of traditional Japanese doll, typically created from a single block of wood with a long, cylindrical body and bulbous head. Although their origins are not known, you’ll find them as a staple in souvenir shops in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself

Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself By Peter Nosco Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: From Mud to Kimono

How do some of the most beautiful and valuable kimono get made? The BBC Arts series Handmade in Japan recently traced this process from start to finish at the island of Amami Oshima, which is famous for producing a specific and … Continue reading

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