• Third Thursday Lectures
    16 April 2015
    Third Thursday Lecture

    Watching Women Fall in Japanese Hell Painting: Defining Sins and Punishments Specific to Women between the Twelfth and Sixteenth Centuries

    Caroline Hirasawa

    Every Third Thursday of the month, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosts a lecture on a topic related to the art and culture of Japan.

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  • Academic Workshop
    Friday 10 April 2015

    Ukiyo-e in Edo period publishing culture

    Organized jointly with Chuo University

    A one-day workshop to present new research from Japan, US, Europe and UK on the demand, types and distribution routes of ukiyo-e prints during the Edo period.

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    24 April 2015

    UK-Japan Lecture Series

    Japan’s True Love of Nature: Ecologies of Hope

    The six-part UK-Japan Lecture Series explores the historical upheaval, as it played out in the people’s understanding and experience of art, nature and the city

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    Sainsbury Institute Bursary

    Bursaries available for Japanese Studies students for summer 2015

    Deadline: 31 March 2015

    Three Sainsbury Institute Bursaries offered for ‘Japan Orientation: New Directions in Japanese Studies’ Summer School at the University of East Anglia, 27 June - 24 July 2015

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  • Agreement Signing

    Sainsbury Institute signs a formal agreement with the University of Tokyo

    6 January 2015

    Another step to expanding and deepening our ties with Japanese higher education institutions

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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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