Issue 04 August 2013

Dear Friends and supporters of the Sainsbury Institute, we are delighted to deliver the fourth edition of our e-magazine from Norwich. In this issue we feature several articles that show the relevance of our archaeology and heritage research strand. Simon Kaner, Head of the Centre for Archaeology and Heritage, spoke with Professor Kobayashi Tatsuo, leading archaeologist of Japan’s Jomon period and Senior Advisor to the Institute. They discussed the role of the Sainsbury Institute in promoting Japanese archaeology in the UK. Dr Kaner also reported on a workshop organized at the University of Tübingen on the archaeology of religion and ritual. Nishioka Keiko’s articles on the meanings of Japanese holidays comes full circle, over the last four issues, detailing the festive days from July to September. Our librarian Hirano Akira offers another glimpse of the treasures of the library. The Institute will host an evening for our friends to cherish these treasures on their own, so if you are interested and still not a friend, do sign up. I hope you enjoy these and the other exciting articles in this edition.
Mami Mizutori, Executive Director

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Professor Kobayashi Tatsuo Professor Kobayashi Tatsuo is Senior Advisor on archaeology to the Sainsbury Institute for the Study …Read More

Iaponiae Insvlae Descriptio The map introduced in this issue, the Iaponiae Insvlae Descriptio map, is the earliest European …Read More

Idemitsu Museum of Art The Idemitsu Museum of Art is one of the most highly regarded private museums …Read More

The Eternal Idol: Contemporary Photography Exhibition of Kuwashima Tsunaki The Institute worked on a large AHRC funded project …Read More

Japanese and European Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Workshop in Tübingen From the window of the Lord’s Chamber (Fürstenzimmer), …Read More

Karen Fraser Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University in California; Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow (2007-08) I vividly …Read More

July, August and September In the last issue we looked at ‘Golden Week’, a period from late April …Read More