Issue 08 August 2014

Dear friends and supporters, we are experiencing a glorious summer in Norwich. Although both England and Japan were defeated quickly at the FIFA World Cup, we are still enjoying our pints al fresco while the days are long and warm. As our annual July event, the Carmen Blacker Lecture series approaches, Carmen’s husband Dr Michael Loewe writes in this edition an article about how he and Carmen engaged with Japan over decades and why they decided to set up an endowment for the Sainsbury Institute to host the lecture series. You can also read an article by our librarian Hirano Akira about our Edo period books on morning glories, probably the most popular summer flower in Japan. I hope you will enjoy reading the diverse range of articles in this edition while you enjoy the rest of the summer.

Dr Michael Loewe in remembrance of Carmen Blacker Dr Carmen Blacker was one of the most esteemed Japonologists …Read More

Morning Glories and Edo Period Japan The English are world famous for their love of gardening. Perhaps less …Read More

Intermediatheque: Innovation in University Museums Intermediatheque (IMT) located next to the recently restored Tokyo Station oozes with seductive …Read More

Dressed to impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion Exhibition: 19 June – 17 August 2014 Room 3, The Asahi …Read More

Simon Kaner’s whirlwind tour of Japan: From Sea of Okhotsk to Genkai Sea At the Sainsbury Institute we are …Read More

Ken Tadashi Oshima Ken Tadashi Oshima is Professor at the University of Washington. In the early 2000s, he …Read More

Sue Maufe, Potter Sue Maufe has been a generous friend of the Institute since collaborating for the unearthedexhibition …Read More