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【Available until January 31】The 78th International ARC Seminar "Tsuda Seifu's beginnings as a Kyoto design artist" is available on YouTube
December 8, 2020(Tue)

The 78th International ARC Seminar took place on Wednesday, December 2. This year, the seminars have been held online to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

For those who were unable to attend the 78th International ARC Seminar, we have made the video available online until the end of January 2021.

The program was as follows:

"Tsuda Seifu's beginnings as a Kyoto design artist" (in English)

Speaker: Prof. Scott JOHNSON (Emeritus Professor, Kansai University)


[On copyright of Tsuda Seifu's artworks]

In his Kyoto years, Tsuda Seifu's woodblock printed art was the product of publishers who owned the blocks, and therefore controlled publication rights. The artist was paid at the time of original publication, and his rights were then taken over by the publishers. This was the "hanmoto" tradition, carrying on from the Edo period. I would like to thank the Unkindo/Unsodo publisher descendants, who graciously allowed me to use images of Tsuda's artworks for this YouTube video. (Scott Johnson)