Inaugural Ishibashi Foundation Lecture Series (2013)

Euro-Japanese Exchange in the World of Creative Expression

This series brings senior scholars from Europe to Japan together and explores how artistic inspirations of Japan and Europe influenced each other since the 19th century to the present day.

Watch the lecture (2013)


Professor Paul Greenhalgh

Director, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (video: begins at 4.11 mark)


Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

Research Director, Sainsbury Institute; Curator, The British Museum (video: begins at 58.22 mark)



Professor Osano Shigetoshi

Dean, Faculty of Letters and Graduate School of the Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo


Saturday | 7 December 2013 | 2pm

Venue: Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan


About the Lecture Series

The Sainsbury Institute is delighted to present the first Ishibashi Foundation Lecture in Tokyo this December, sponsored by the Ishibashi Foundation. Senior scholars from Europe will share their research with the Japanese audience and illustrate the current status of Japanese art studies in Europe and also how Japanese art and antiquities are studied and displayed in European museums. Lectures will be given in English and simultaneously translated into Japanese. This Lecture Series aim to offer new perspectives in the studies of Japanese arts and cultures and contribute to the promotion of cultural and artistic exchange between Europe and Japan.


Places are limited. Booking is essential by email [email protected] or fax +44 (0)1603 625011.


Video presentation slide notes:

Slides 1 (far right), 13 and 41 (left): Jomon period ‘flame’ and ‘crown’ pots excavated from Iwanohara site and exhibited at the British Museum, Nagaoka Municipal Science Museum.

Slides 1 (far left), 36, 38, 39, 40 and 41 (right): Hosono Hitomi; Large feather leaves bowl, Hosono Hitomi, 2013. Bisque porcelain. 2013,3010.1. Presented by the Art Fund. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Slides 33, 34 and 35: Maeta Akihiro

Erratum: White porcelain pot by Maeta Akihiro shown in slide 35 is not owned by the British Museum.


Large feather leaves bowl (羽根の葉の器), Hosono Hitomi(細野仁美), 2013. Bisque porcelain 2013,3010.1
Presented by the Art Fund © The Trustees of the British Museum. Reproduced by permission of the artist