• Third Thursday Lectures
    17 November 2016 | Third Thursday Lectures

    Flora Japonica

    Masumi Yamanaka

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

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  • Tokyo Futures
    22 October 2016

    Tokyo Futures, 1868-2020: City of Symbiosis?


    This symposium will address the question of whether Tokyo could become a city of symbiosis

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  • Toshiba Lectures
    9, 11, 17 November 2016
    Toshiba Lectures in Japanese Art and Science

    Botanic Japan: Visualising Science

    Masumi Yamanaka

    Masumi Yamanaka, a botanical artist at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will guide us through the world of horticultural images and explain why botanic art is much more than ‘pretty water-colour’ paintings

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  • MIgration workshop
    4 November 2016

    Young Generations in Japan and Europe: Crisis, Mobility and Creativity

    International Workshop

    A one-day workshop exploring the sociology of Japanese youth, and more specifically about the generational differences and social change among Japanese youth in post-Bubble Japan

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  • MA at UEA

    MA in Japanese Arts, Culture and Heritage

    New programme

    More details about this planned new MA will be available from autumn 2016. The MA itself is planned to launch in September 2018.

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  • Annual Report

    Annual Report (2014-15)

    Sainsbury Institute

    Our annual report from 2014-15 is now available for download

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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

    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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