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マンガ! 大英博物館マンガ展図録 (Manga! The British Museum Manga Exhibition Catalog)

by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere (Editor), Matsuba Ryoko (Editor)

352 pages ISBN 978-4-385-16248-5

Published by Sanseido, November 20, 2020

3,500 Yen (+ tax)

The book "マンガ! 大英博物館マンガ展図録 (Manga! The British Museum Manga Exhibition Catalog), co-edited by Dr. Ryoko Matsuba (Senior Digital Humanities Officer, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures), a visiting collaborative researcher at the Art Research Center, has just been published.

This is the Japanese edition of the official catalog of the highly acclaimed The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ held at the British Museum in 2019. The book has a unique structure that crosses times, magazines, and publishers to provide a broad overview of manga as a culture.

With numerous illustrations, including original drawings of masterpieces, interviews with prominent manga artists and editors, and articles on art and historical perspectives, this is a book for manga fans.

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Edited by Shinya Maezaki and Masako Yamamoto

220 x182mm・160pages

ISBN 978-4-7946-0626-6

Published by IBC Publishing, July 3, 2020

3,500 Yen (+ tax)

The book "MADE IN KYOTO", edited by the ARC's Visiting Collaborative Researchers Shinya Maezaki (Associate Professor, Kyoto Women's University) and Masako Yamamoto (Part-time Lecturer, Ritsumeikan University), has been published.

Kyoto is home to renowned traditional handicrafts such as Kyoto ware and Nishijin-ori textile, as well as many tools and decorations used in traditional events at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples such as the Gion Festival, by geishas on an everyday basis, or as part of the tea ceremony or flower arrangement. All of these are made at hundreds of workshops which are located in quiet residential streets or even at the end of narrow alleyways across Kyoto. Despite their existence, it is not easy to witness their work in progress firsthand and even residents of Kyoto may not know where and how they are created and where they can be purchased.

This book beautifully presents all the elements that make up superlative crafts with colorful photographs in Japanese and English - where and how they are made, the people who made them, and the materials and tools used to make them. The book also contains illustrations from Shui miyakomeishozu (拾遺都名所図会) and Miyakomeishozu (都名所図会) (in the ARC collection) which give us a glimpse of how the traditional handicrafts were a part of everyday life in Kyoto during the Edo period. While many things are lost and change forms in our ever-changing society, this book tells us that the search for "beauty" in Kyoto's traditional handicrafts will continue to live on.

The book contains the outcomes from the following research projects: "日本工芸における作品・工程のデジタル・アーカイブ" at the ARC, Ritsumeikan University, FY 2018 "学長採択型課題解決プロジェクト" at Kyoto Women's University, "京都工芸アーカイブ" at Archival Research Center, Kyoto City University of Arts.

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Kimono and Design: 150 Years of Makers and Sellers (in Japanese)

Edited by Masakazu Shimada
A5・236 pages
ISBN: 9784623088744
Published by Minerva Shobo, May 25, 2020
3,000 Yen (+ tax)

The book 『きものとデザイン: つくり手・売り手の150年 (Kimono and Design: 150 Years of Makers and Sellers) 』, which Prof. Keiko Suzuki (Art Research Center), Prof. Mari Yoshida (College of Business Administration) and Dr. Mizuho Kamo (the ARC's Visiting Collaborative Researcher) have each contributed a chapter to, has been published.

From the Edo period to the Showa period, the kimono industry had revitalized consumption by innovating with materials, designs and distribution in each era.

While exploring the background of these innovations, this book traces the changes in traditional Japanese clothing culture, the evolution of weaving machines and dyes that had been occurring concurrently, and the evolution of threads as a material.

Furthermore, the book reveals the consumer's preference for design in each era and explains in detail the cycle in which the creation of demand through the rise of retailers led to technological improvements and design innovations, which consequently led to new consumer behaviour.

This book has also been introduced in Newsweek Japan. For more information, please refer to: (in Japanese)

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『A Guide to Japanese Katagami Designs』, written by the ARC's Visiting Collaborative Researcher Dr. Mizuho Kamo, has been published by SEIGENSHA Art Publishing. The book contains beautiful images of Japanese patterns and explanations about the designs suited for general readers.

You can read the introduction of the book written by the author by clicking the following link: (Japanese only)

Published by SEIGENSHA Art Publishing, April 25, 2020

Japanese paperback book size, 336 pages

1,650 Yen


Collected Kabuki Hyobanki, Third Period, Volume 3: From An'ei 7 to An'ei 10

Edited by the Yakusha Hyobanki Publication Society

456 pages. ISBN: 978-4-7576-0946-4.

Published by IZUMI SHOIN, February 20, 2020.

¥16,500 (incl. tax)

Yakusha Hyobanki is a book of art reviews of Kabuki actors that has been published continuously for about 200 years from the mid-17th century and is an important resource for the study of Edo culture, including early modern theater, ukiyo-e, literature, language and publishing.

This collection, which transliterates the Yakusha Hyobanki based on a strict revision, has made a significant contribution to the progress of Kabuki research.

The third period continues to follow the principle of the second period and includes about 110 works from the An'ei era to the Kyouwa era.

The first volume, published earlier, covers the years from An'ei 2 to 4 and the second volume covers the years from An'ei 5 to 7.


Members of the Yakusha Hyobanki Publication Society:

Ryo Akama / Megumi Arai / Akira Ikeyama / Yoko Kaguraoka / Takaaki Kaneko / Masae Kurahashi / Yoko Kuroishi / Chie Saito / Katsura Sato / Mizuki Takusagawa / Takashi Noguchi / Kayano Mizuta / Shinya Mitsunobu

Advisors: Kyozo Takei / Mamoru Tsuchida / Bunzo Torigoe / Michio Hara / Yukio Hattori (deceased) / Hitoshi Matsuzaki (deceased)

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January 11, 2019(Fri)


京都造形芸術大学 芸術資源研究センター企画
森野彰人・前﨑信也 編

390頁  978-4-89806-474-0 里文出版
定価 3,750円(+税)



February 20, 2015(Fri)



352頁  978-4582662160 平凡社
定価 7,020円(税込)



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December 11, 2014(Thu)


赤間亮・鈴木桂子・八村広三郎・矢野桂司・湯浅俊彦 編

A5判・216頁  978-4-585-20031-4 勉誠出版
定価 1,944円(税込)

浮世絵をコンピュータで統計的に解析、伝統芸能の動きをモーションキャプチャで分析...。情報技術の進歩が、新たな文化研究を巻き起こしている。この革新に、無縁ではいられない! 文理の壁を超える、最先端の研究者たちが集結。 文化情報学を基礎から学ぶ人のためのガイドブック。

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November 17, 2014(Mon)


前﨑信也 編

四六判・352頁  978-4-86366-886-7 宮帯出版社
定価 4,860円(税込)

本書は、大正8年松林によってまとめられた調査旅行記『九州地方陶業見学記 全』(朝日焼松林家蔵)の翻刻に解説を加えたものである。調査先は大分県を除く九州五県に点在する40余の陶磁業者で、有田の香蘭社、深川製磁、辻製磁社、松尾工場など、高級陶磁器から衛生陶器工場まであらゆる製磁業者が対象となっている。他にも高取焼、唐津焼、高田焼、大川内焼、三川内焼、薩摩焼など、かつて御用窯として栄えた陶家・陶業地の大正期の経営や技術の様子が詳細に描写され、近代九州窯業史を知る貴重な史料となっている。


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November 17, 2014(Mon)


A5判 324頁 2013.02 978-4-8318-6223-5 法蔵館 税込8,100円


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