• Third Thursday Lectures
    16 March 2017 | Third Thursday Lectures

    In a Lively Place: Spaces of Japanese Scriptwriting

    Dr Lauri Kitsnik

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

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  • Lauri talk
    Seminar | 6 February 2017

    Screenwriter: Director’s Wife or Film’s Author? Textuality, Space and Gender in Japanese Cinema

    Lauri Kitsnik

    Lauri Kitsnik examines how and why special attention has been paid to the work of screenwriters in Japan

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  • Friends event
    Friends Event | 17 February

    Noh Mask carving demonstration and talk

    Hideta Kitazawa

    Join us for a rare opportunity to view a Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration, with mask maker Hideta Kitazawa.

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  • Japan Now
    Publication Launch | 27 February 2017

    Japan Now: Launch of the KESHIKI Series

    Readings followed by discussion on producing KESHIKI

    Join us to celebrate the launch of KESHIKI, a series of eight stories showcasing some of the most exciting writers working in Japan today.

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  • Fukuoka seminar
    Seminar | 7 March 2017

    Japan, East Asia, Asia: Cultural spheres in conversation

    Pauline J. Yao, Visual Art at M+
    and
    Maki Fukuoka, Leeds University

    Join a discussion on contemporary art in Japan and Japan’s relationship with its regional neighbours

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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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  • Photography exhibition
    Exhibition

    Masters of Japanese Photography exhibition tour by the Curator

    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

    A special exhibition curated by Monserrat Pis Marcos at the Sainsbury Centre

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  • Osaka Archaeology
    Publication

    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
    Publication

    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
    News

    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

    A belated happy new year from Norwich. Looking back a bit, last year was yet another busy and fruitful year for the Sainsbury Institute, and we found ourselves particularly engaged towards the end.

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