• Fashion symposium
    12 July 2018

    Fashioning Colours: News Perspectives on Japanese Woodblock Prints

    International Symposium

    A one-day symposium to explore the transmedial relationship between Japanese prints, illustrated books and textiles through their shared interests in colours

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  • Carmen Blacker Lecture
    19 July 2018 | Carmen Blacker Lecture

    Thinking for Oneself: Individuality in Early Modern Japan, with some memories of Carmen Blacker

    Professor Peter Nosco

    The annual Carmen Blacker Lecture Series celebrate the scholarly contribution made by late Carmen Blacker. Each year, a senior scholar working in the area of Japanese religious and folk studies is invited to present a talk.

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  • History of Art in Japan

    History of Art in Japan

    Tsuji Nobuo
    Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

    The leading authority on Japanese art history tells the story of how the country has nurtured unique aesthetics, prominent artists, and distinctive movements.

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  • Tobunken
    Reference resource

    Tobunken-Sainsbury Institute Research Collections Database

    Art research database

    Information on Japanese art related publications in English, as well as on Japanese art exhibitions and Japanese film festivals taking place outside of Japan

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  • Japanese garden seminar
    Call for Applications

    Japanese Garden Intensive Seminar 2018

    October 15 – 28, 2018 (seminar period)

    The 18th annual English language intensive course in the history, design theory, landscape ecology, and practice of Japanese Garden

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  • Annual report

    Annual Report 2015-16

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report for 2015-16 academic year is now available

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  • Publications

    New Publications

    Recent books by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Simon Kaner, Ryan Holmberg, 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.

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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

    The Institute continues its commitment to further the mission of researching, teaching and disseminating Japanese arts and cultures

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