Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Fun Link Friday: Videos of Japan’s Traditional Artisans

Maybe it’s because of my research, maybe because I love art, or maybe because making things with your hands is so dang cool, but I am totally obsessed with a YouTube playlist recently highlighted by Open Culture on production processes … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity

Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity Eric C. Rath (Reaktion Books, 2016) Cuisines in Japan have an ideological dimension that cannot be ignored. In 2013, ‘traditional Japanese dietary cultures’ (washoku) was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Washoku’s predecessor … Continue reading

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Call for Participants: Ise and Japan Study Program 2017

Dear all, Applications are open for a fully funded study program (lectures and field trips) for researchers (graduate or post-graduate) that is sponsored by Kogakkan University and Ise City. It will be held in and around Ise, which is home to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Traditional Japanese history & culture, University of Hawai’i

Traditional Japanese Culture and History.  The Department of History at the University of Hawai`i, Mānoa, seeks applications for the position of associate professor of traditional Japanese history and culture.  This position is known as the Dr. Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A History of Japanese Theatre

We are  delighted to announce the publication by Cambridge of A History of Japanese Theatre, edited by Jonah Salz. Featuring chapters by fifty international experts, including fifteen Japanese scholars, this book is the first in English since Benito Ortolani’s 1991 … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Saitama University MA program in Japanese & Asian Culture

Saitama University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for admission to our MA program in Japanese & Asian Culture, for the Spring 2017 semester. The program centers on interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Art of Tea? Kengo Kuma’s $80K Silver Tea Set

Most people associate tea bowls and tea utensils with rustic, austere aesthetics– earthenware bowls (sometimes cracked and/or repaired) and inherited kettles, objects that carry with them a long history of ownership and use. So what does one make of the … Continue reading

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