［イベント情報］April 17, 2023(Mon)
We are pleased to announce that the entire ehon (艶本) collection of Professor Itasaka Noriko, a researcher of kusazoshi and yomihon with a focus on Kyokutei Bakin, is now available in the Early Japanese Books Portal Database of the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University.
During the Edo period, while gesaku (late Edo period novels) were being published legally, ehon were meanwhile being published behind the scenes.
Professor Itasaka says she was drawn by the 'illegal' nature of ehon and that they showcase the best techniques of the painters, engravers, and printers as craftsmen.
A feature of this collection is that it comprises yomihon and kusazoshi-style works more so than works of renowned ukiyo-e artists. Although there are a few hahon (端本)--incomplete sets of books--included, we hope that the online release of this collection will lead to a deepening of gesaku research.
Note: Please enter '板坂' or '板坂コレクション' in the 'owner'-field to search for this collection.［イベント情報］April 11, 2023(Tue)
The Art Research Center (ARC) is pleased to announce that about 600 works have been newly added to the Chushingura Ukiyo-e Database of Ako City.
Based on an academic exchange agreement between Ako City and the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, a database of Chushingura ukiyo-e held by Ako City has been constructed and made available to the public online since July 2008.
With the recent addition, 2,564 ukiyo-e prints and one book (4 volumes of Gishi Taikan) related to Chushingura are now available online.
Please take this opportunity to access the Chushingura Ukiyo-e Database of Ako City and explore the diverse world of ukiyo-e related to Chushingura. Furthermore, we also hope you will enjoy our online exhibition on the Chushingura ukiyo-e.［イベント情報］April 10, 2023(Mon)
The Art Research Center (ARC) is pleased to announce the release of Ritsumeikan University's Integrated Database of Academic Resources, which allows users access to online materials of various holding institutions at Ritsumeikan University in an integrated manner.
If you would like to digitize academic resources within the university and make them available to the public, please feel free to contact the Art Research Center (ARC).
Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University
Office hours: 9:30 - 17:30 ※Except for weekends, national holidays, etc.
E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org［イベント情報］580 Gidayu-bushi Lyric Booklets (Shohon) from the Takeuchi Dokei Collection, held by the Kunitachi College of Music Library, have been releasedMarch 29, 2023(Wed)
The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce that approximately 580 gidayu-bushi lyric booklets (shohon) from the Takeuchi Dokei Collection (「竹内道敬文庫」）, held by the Kunitachi College of Music Library, have been released online.
The Takeuchi Dokei Collection of gidayu-bushi materials is characterized by its large number of michiyuki-bon (「道行本」).
From the website of the Kunitachi College of Music Library (https://www.lib.kunitachi.ac.jp/), enter「竹内道敬文庫の世界」→ 「C 資料解説」→「C2 義太夫正本」where you can read a commentary on the materials and navigate to the database (→ https://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/vm/kunitake/2023/03/c2.html).
You can also access the Kunitachi College of Music Takeuchi Dokei Collection Onkyoku Shohon Browsing System「国立音楽大学 竹内道敬文庫 音曲正本閲覧シスムテ」, which allows you to view all authentic copies that have been released to the public, through the following URL: https://www.dh-jac.net/db1/books/search_kunishohon.php.
Furthermore, you can enter the database via the ARC Early Japanese Books Portal Database: https://www.dh-jac.net/db1/books/search_portal.php.［イベント情報］March 24, 2023(Fri)
The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce the completion of the crowdfunding project launched in 2019 to restore the Shuten-doji picture scrolls.
The execution of the project has been delayed since the spring of 2020 due to various unforeseen circumstances caused by COVID-19, and we would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the delay.
As the prospect of holding an exhibition to showcase the restored picture scrolls has become uncertain, we regret that we cannot provide an opportunity to see the restored picture scrolls at this point, despite your support for this crowdfunding project.
We will continue our efforts to preserve and disseminate information on the Shuten-doji picture scrolls and express our deepest gratitude to all the supporters of this crowdfunding project.［イベント情報］March 17, 2023(Fri)
On March 15, 2023, Professor Koichi Hosoi (College of Image Arts and Sciences, RU)--Deputy Director of the Art Research Center (ARC)--gave a seminar talk at Synergy Link Kyoto, a public event geared towards people from academia and the industry that encompassed seminars, exhibitions, and hands-on trial sessions centered around AR/VR, the metaverse and web3.
Furthermore, the achievements of the research group led by Professor Hosoi in collaboration with Professor Mitsuyuki Inaba (College of Policy Science, RU) on creating a Japanese cultural study environment using virtual space-related technologies, such as the metaverse, were showcased at the event.
Date: March 15 (Wed), 2023, 10am - 5pm; March 16 (Thu), 2023, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Kyoto Keizai Center 2F
Admission: Advance registration is closed but it is possible to attend on the day. If you come to the venue without having registered, please make sure to bring your business card.
Admission: free of charge
Organiser: Kyoto Chiesangyo Sozonomori［イベント情報］The 12th Forum for Knowledge, Arts, and Culture in Digital Humanities was held on Feb. 18, 2023, in cooperation with the ARC-iJACFebruary 22, 2023(Wed)
The 12th Forum for Knowledge, Arts, and Culture in Digital Humanities took place on Saturday, February 18, 2023, co-organized by the Kansai Division of the Japan Art Documentation Society and the Kansai Division of the Japan Society of Information and Knowledge in cooperation with the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the event was held online via Zoom. Participation was free of charge.
About the Forum for Knowledge, Arts, and Culture in Digital Humanities:
Along with the rapid development of the digital and information environment in recent years, we are seeing more and more cross-disciplinary research in academic fields with an awareness of "information" and "digital". This trend is gaining momentum in higher education and research activities as well, and educational programs and course activities related to this trend are being enhanced.
The need for opportunities for academic exchange among undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers studying in such programs under new research themes in line with the times is ever increasing.
For this reason, the Forum for Knowledge, Arts, and Culture in Digital Humanities was established in 2011 as a place for presentation and exchange, with a focus on graduate students and young researchers interested in information and knowledge research in arts, culture, and other related fields in mind. 11 research meetings have been held to date.
This meeting is positioned as a place where participants can mutually discover new research themes and methods through human exchange in different fields, and we also welcome exploratory and adventurous presentations that are slightly different from conventional conference presentations.
■ Date: February 18 (Sat), 2023, from 13:00 JST
■ Participation method: Online (via Zoom)
・Please note that the 'Call for Presenters' had stated that the event will be held in a hybrid form. However, it has been decided to hold the event entirely online due to the spread of COVID-19.
・ The details how to join the event will be sent by email to the presenters and those who have registered to attend.
・ The event will be held remotely and not at a venue.
Organizer: The Forum for Knowledge, Arts, and Culture in Digital Humanities
Facilitators: Ryo Akama (Ritsumeikan University), Mamiko Sakata (Doshisha University), Naoki Takubo (Kindai University), Takehiko Murakawa (Wakayama University)
Co-organizers: The Kansai Division of the Art Documentation Society and the Kansai Division of the Japan Society of Information and Knowledge
In cooperation with: International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University.
■ Registration method:
Please register via the <registration form for participants>. (registration closed)Read more>>
※ There is no participation fee.
※An online get-together (free of charge) will be held after the research presentations. We would like to make it a place for exchange beyond the boundaries of universities and research fields, so please feel free to join.［イベント情報］January 20, 2023(Fri)
We are pleased to announce the Call for Manuscript Submissions for the Art Research Center's journal ART RESEARCH vol. 24.
As an academic journal specializing in arts and culture, the purpose of ART RESEARCH is to widely publicize the results of the research projects and activities conducted by the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, and its partner institutions and collaborative researchers.
Since its establishment in 1998, the Art Research Center (ARC) has been selected for several national grants as a center of excellence for research in culture, art, and information science. In FY2019, the center assumed the role as the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art & Culture (ARC-iJAC) upon its accreditation by the MEXT as an International Joint Usage/Research Center. The ARC is highly regarded as a leading hub for the digital archiving of Japanese art and culture.
Our online journal will be published several times a year, and at the end of the fiscal year, a print booklet compiling all contributions will be distributed, as we hope to increase the submission opportunities for researchers.
We look forward to receiving your manuscript.Read more>>［イベント情報］December 26, 2022(Mon)
Every year in autumn, The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office organizes an event called 'An Evening of Noh and Kyogen' to give people an opportunity to experience traditional Japanese culture.
In cooperation with the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, performances have been recorded once again this year to increase public visibility. These recordings are available for online streaming for one year from Dec 24, 2022 (free of charge).
Please enjoy the video.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office
In cooperation with: Katayama Noh and Kyomai Preservation Foundation; Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe; Kyoto Kanze Association; Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University
For the programme synopsis, please visit the website of the Japan Foundation: https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/world/kyoto/2022/12-01.html［イベント情報］Yumiko Sakabe to Present Research Note Published in the ART RESEARCH-Journal at NHK Research Report Meeting 'NHK番組アーカイブス学術利用トライアル 研究報告会2022'October 17, 2022(Mon)
Yumiko Sakabe, a graduate of Ritsumeikan University (Ph.D., 2014) and a researcher at the Statistical Information Institute for Consulting and Analysis (Sinfonica), will give a presentation at the Research Report Meeting on NHK Program Archives 'NHK番組アーカイブス学術利用トライアル 研究報告会2022'.
Her presentation will be based on her research note 'Time change in the "Oomukou" in Kabuki: A trying to perceive the theater's atmosphere in those days from recorded stage films' which was published in the ART RESEARCH-journal vol.19.
Event date: October 28 (Fri), 2022, 14:30-16:30 JST