• Third Thursday Lectures
    18 May 2017 | Third Thursday Lectures

    Kimono and the dynamics of fashion

    Anna Jackson

    Third Thursday Lectures bring a specialist to Norwich to deliver talks related to Japanese art and culture

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  • Tokyo Summer Programme
    Call for Applications

    Tokyo Summer Programme: 9th to 23rd September 2017

    Call for Applications for the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage 2017

    Call now open for applications

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  • Ishibashi
    Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series | 27 May 2017

    Japanese Tea as Culture, Japanese Tea as Product

    Museum Hall, Kyushu National Museum

    Discover the transnational nature of ‘tea’ through observing the tea culture from outside of Japan and focusing on the history of trade and consumption of green tea

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  • Osaka Archaeology

    Osaka Archaeology

    Richard Pearson

    New publication on the archaeological study of the Ōsaka region, Japan, from the about 20,000 years ago to 1868 AD.

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  • Illustrated Archaeology

    An Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology

    Edited by Werner Steinhaus and Simon Kaner

    A comprehensive visual introduction to a wide range of sites and finds from the earliest occupation of the Japanese archipelago

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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.

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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 are looking forward to another year of cutting edge research in all three areas of our activities – research, outreach and education.
    Our research led workshops, summer schools and series of public events will bring those interested in Japan ever closer to new research.

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