• Academic Workshop
    2 July
    Academic Workshop

    From the Ephemeral to the Eternal: Modest Materialities of the Sacred in Japan

    Caroline Hirasawa and Lucia Dolce

    One-day workshop co-organised by Caroline Hirasawa and Lucia Dolce

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  • Carmen Blacker Lecture Series (Third Thursday Lectures)
    16 July 2015
    Carmen Blacker Lecture Series

    Amaterasu’s Progress: the Ise Shrines in the Public Sphere of Post-war Japan

    John Breen

    The Carmen Blacker Lecture Series is an annual lecture series on Japanese religious studies. It is co-organised by the Sainsbury Institute and the Japan Society, and is generously supported through a bequest from Carmen Blacker and executors of her estate

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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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