• Performance
    4 June

    Neriya kanaya: The Roots of Beyond


    Live painting and music performance by Eggore, a Japanese avant-garde collective featuring painter-performer Tesshu

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  • Third Thursday Lectures
    18 June 2015
    Third Thursday Lecture

    The Work of Art: an Ethnography of Contemporary Art Production in Osaka

    Iza Kavedžija

    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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    Film Screening

    Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art

    11 June 2015

    Enjoy ‘Tikotin – A Life Devoted to Japanese Art’ with an introduction by Felix Tikotin’s grandson, Jaron Borensztajn.

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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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  • Academic Workshop
    5 June
    Academic workshop

    Creativity in Contemporary Japan: Art, Industry and the Everyday

    One-day workshop

    A one-day academic workshop exploring the creative process in various cultural domains in Japan

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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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