Tag Archives: Japanese culture

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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Fun Link Friday: Ama, traditional Japanese women divers

This week has highlighted the contributions of women as the International Women’s Day Strike took place on Wednesday, so this week our Fun Link Friday will highlight some amazing ladies who hold an important place in traditional Japanese practices. Messy … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese art and material culture, Leiden University

Institution: Leiden University, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) Location: Netherlands Position: Assistant Professor, University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture Leiden University invites applications for a University Lectureship in Japanese Art and Material Culture. Applicants have must … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese idioms and proverbs

One of the most fascinating parts of foreign languages is learning the intricacies of local sayings, since they help us really dig into the cultural context specific to that language, but also see the universal themes many places and peoples … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor – Japanese language and culture

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position in Japanese Language and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning July 1, 2017.  The successful candidate will teach one Japanese language … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: the Salt Sculptures of Motoi Yamamoto

Sorry for the lack of Fun Link Fridays, everyone! It was a busy holiday season and I hope you all enjoyed it. Today is a quickie fun link, something that I had saved and meant to put up around New … Continue reading

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Online Workshop: Japanese Culture Through Rare Books

Japanese Culture Through Rare Books–Second offering, organized by Prof. Takahiro Sasaki of the Shido Bunko 斯道文庫, Keio University in Tokyo. Three parts offering, first part starting on January 9, 2017 Explore the important roles that books have played in the … Continue reading

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