The ARC Winter Newsletter (January 2021) is availableJanuary 14, 2021(Thu)With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) in 2019, the Art Research Center strives to push internationalization of research activities that transcends disciplines and geographic boundaries.The Art Research Center would like to express
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FY 2021 International Joint Research with Research Fund, ARC-iJAC
Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021, 10AM (JST)The group of 103 once-lost drawings by Hokusai that were rediscovered and acquired by the British Museum in 2019 is available in the ARC database, including metadata based on the ARC's further research.
An Interview with Professor Satoshi Tanaka (College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University)Prof. Tanaka, a member of the ARC, discusses how 3D ultra-high-quality, see-through visualization models of large-scale cultural heritage are created in Japan and abroad using the latest 3D scanning technologies and how AI helps to reproduce what human eyes cannot see.The 2nd exhibition in the Ako City Chushingura Ukiyo-e Digital Exhibition Room showcases a collection of works that depict Oboshi Yuranosuke (or Oishi Kuranosuke), the protagonist of the play Chushingura (忠臣蔵, The Treasury of Loyal Retainers).The ARC has published the collection of Takeuchi Dokei, one of the re-presentative collections of the Kunitachi College of Music Library and a treasure trove of early modern Japanese music materials. >> Enter the exhibition Watch the Video "An Evening of Noh and Kyogen"In cooperation with the ARC, the Japan Foundation Kyoto Office released this video of its annual event for international students and others interested in Japan to experience traditional Japanese culture through the Noh and Kyogen performances.
*Both productions are presented with an English synopsis.Previously in private possession in the US and Europe, a set of damaged picture scrolls depicting the folk tale of Shuten-doji, a mythical demon leader thought to be residing in Mt. Oe, has returned to Japan for the first time in 130 years.Entrusted with its restoration, the ARC started a crowdfunding project in 2019 successfully. As a gesture of gratitude, we offered a limited number of donors to visit the restoration site.The ARC is thankful for the opportunity to revive this valuable cultural asset from the 17th century, and is looking forward to exhibiting these picture scrolls when the restoration is completed.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 18:00-18:45
81st International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
"Hokusai's drawings for Banbutsu ehon daizen zu (1829) and how they can be represented in the British Museum's ResearchSpace"
Speaker: Timothy Clark (Honorary Research Fellow,
Department of Asia, The British Museum)
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