• 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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  • Film symposium
    Symposium | 8-9 June 2017

    Kinema Club XVI. Beyond the Canon: Reconsidering Japanese Cinema of the 1950s

    Organised by Dr Lauri Kitsnik

    This symposium seeks to establish a forum for re-opening the discussion on the era traditionally identified as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, the 1950s.

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  • Third Thursday Lectures
    15 June 2017 | Third Thursday Lectures

    Girls Like Boys Who Like Boys Who Sometimes Look Like Girls: Considerations on Japanese Boys’ Love manga

    Simon Turner

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

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  • Carmen Blacker Lecture 2017
    Lecture | 20 July 2017

    The Archaeology of Ritual Sites and the Origins of Japanese Shrines and Festivals

    Professor Sasou Mamoru

    Learn about Ōmiwa Shrine, the oldest surviving shrine in Japan, and the associated ritual sites on the island of Okinoshima

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  • Doll exhibition
    Exhibition | 10 May – 23 June 2017

    Japanese Art Dolls: Muñecas artísticas de Ohno Hatsuko

    Centro Cultural Hispano-Japonés, University of Salamanca

    Exquisite handmade dolls by Ohno Hatsuko (1915-1982) will be on display at the Centro Cultural HIspano-Japonés at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

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  • Garden Society conference
    Anthony Austin Memorial Conference

    Where the Past Leads - Transmission and Evolution of the Japanese Garden beyond Japan

    23 and 24 September 2017

    Japan Garden Society orgainsed conference and AGM at the Kaetsu Centre, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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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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