Tag Archives: Japan

Book Announcement: The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance.

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance Edited by Bruce Baird, Rosemary Candelario The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance provides a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the global art form butoh. Originating in Japan in the 1960s, butoh was a major innovation … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Censorship Collection

Modern Japan enthusiasts will be excited by this relatively recent addition to the digitized collections of the Library of Congress. In collaboration with Japan’s National Diet Library, the Library of Congress has made available a digitized collection of Japanese censored … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Environmental Humanities (UC Irvine)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA 92697-6000. The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for an open rank position in Japanese Environmental Humanities, appointment to begin 1 July 2019. Discipline is open to Japanese cinema, literature, philosophy, history, theater, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ASCJ 2019 Conference Call for Papers

The Executive Committee of the Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers to be presented at the Twenty-second Asian Studies Conference Japan. The conference will be held on June 29th and 30th at the Faculty of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Miniature Bonsai Sculptures

In the past we’ve featured some neat Friday features on bonsai, like magnetic tree bases for your favorite trees or bonsai in space, and this week there’s even more fun to be had! Forbes recently featured the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Early Sound & Video Footage of Japan

This week is a quick Fun Link Friday, as I don’t have much info on the origins of these audiovisual materials. These videos have been making their rounds lately, and so far as I can tell people have taken them … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rice paddy art of Inakadate 2018

Every year when I remember that Inakadate in Aomori prefecture has new rice paddy art for us to enjoy, I get excited all over again! Each summer they pick new themes and create dramatic, beautiful images from variations of white, … Continue reading

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