• Dressed to impress
    19 June-17 August 2014
    Exhibition at the British Museum

    to impress

    Netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion

    Discover the art of Japanese male fashion in Edo (now modern-day Tokyo) where men wore fashionable garments and carefully chosen accessories to demonstrate their status and personal style.

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  • Third Thursday Lectures
    21 August 2014
    Third Thursday Lecture
    Paul Greenhalgh

    Two Japanese Moments

    Making the Modern and the Postmodern

    Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan.

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  • Friends of the Sainsbury Institute Lecture
    9 September 2014
    Friends of the Sainsbury Institute Lecture

    Hokusai and
    Book Illustration

    Ellis Tinios

    This lecture will consider Hokusai as a publishing phenomenon. His substantial achievement as a book illustrator will be situated squarely in the world of Edo and early Meiji publishing.

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  • The Second Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series
    The Second Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series
    25 October 2014

    Archaeological Exchanges

    from the 19th Century to Today

    This series bring senior scholars from Europe and Japan together to explore how scholarly and artistic inspirations of Japan and Europe influenced each other since the 19th century to the present day.

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  • Publications

    New Publications

    Recent books by Sir Hugh Cortazzi,
    Richard Pearson, Nancy Broadbent Casserley, John Szostak, and others

    The Sainsbury Institute actively promotes the publication of research findings developed through our fellowship programme, co-organized exhibitions and other scholarly activities.

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  • Fellowships

    Visiting research fellows play an integral part in the research culture of the Sainsbury Institute and its partner institutions. They work on their own projects and contribute to various seminars and conferences. The closing date for application for the 2013-14 Fellowships is 1 March 2013.

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  • Research

    Research networks are at the heart of the Institute’s mission and strategy, forming the basis for our world-class projects. The Institute’s various projects draw on this international network, bringing scholars from around the world together to explore major research themes.

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  • Library

    The Lisa Sainsbury Library holds books, journals, exhibition catalogues, slides, prints, maps and other materials relating to all aspects of Japanese arts and cultures. Its basic level collections include general introductory works and key reference materials in English and Japanese.

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  • Executive Director’s Message

    We believe that arts and culture are certainly important in the sense that these fields can help people see the world that surrounds them with new insights to enrich their lives, bringing forth knowledge and enhancing beauty.

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