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2020年10月27日(火)

With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) last year, the Art Research Center strives to push internationalization of research activities that transcends disciplines and geographic boundaries.
Warm greetings from Ritsumeikan University's Kinugasa Campus, Kyoto:

NEWS

Important Notice: Temporary closure of the Art Research Center for visitors effective from April 8, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more >>
Special video of the Mio no Kai (澪の会) traditional Kyoto dance performance available on YouTube until Dec. 6, 2020

With a history extending back to the Edo period, Kyomai (Kyoto style of the Japanese traditional dance) has been passed from generation to generation by the Inoue school whose current headmaster Yachiyo Inoue V has been designated as a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government.
Started as a study session by Yachiyo Inoue V in 1981, Mio no Kai (澪の会) is usually held four times a year with an audience limited to just 70 persons. Due to COVID-19, however, the event was cancelled this year. Instead, we provide you with the unique opportunity to watch this performance online.

Based on the agreement with the Katayama Family Foundation for the Preservation of Noh and Traditional Kyoto Dance, the ARC has been in charge of the video recording, editing and distribution. Read more >>
An Interview with Prof. Keiji Yano, Deputy Director of the ARC
Professor Yano, an expert in the field of human geography and geographical information science, talks about digitizing the historical city of Kyoto and preserving cultural heritage. He supervised the recent launch of the Gion Festival Digital Museum, a bilingual online platform with cultural resources related to the Gion Festival and the city of Kyoto, digitally archived by the ARC over several years. Read more >>
This video introduces the contents of the Gion Festival Digital Museum and provides an overview of the site's features and navigation.
The ARC Day 2020
The ARC Day, an annual event where the faculty members of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, introduce their research projects for the new fiscal yearin brief presentations, was held as a web event on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
For the first time, four collaborative research projects with the common theme「"遊び": アート・エンターテインメント研究」 ("Play": Art Entertainment) were presented with the purpose to develop research activities that further integrate humanities and sciences to create new future directions for the ARC while fostering graduate students and young researchers.
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The Katayama Noh Online Special Performance in Nagoya available on YouTube until Oct. 10, 2021
The ARC has been working with the Katayama Family that holds an invaluable position as nohgaku performers in Kyoto, to film and digitally archive their performances for over 20 years.
This video is released as a result of the research project "Study on the Effective Promotion of Noh Theater to the Global Audience", conducted by the Katayama Family Foundation for the Preservation of Noh and Traditional Kyoto Dance and the ARC.
It is one of the FY 2020 Adopted Joint Research Projects (International Joint Research to Utilize the Center's Facilities and Equipment) of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC). Read more>>
≪New Series≫ Introducing ARC Databases:
Film and Drama Scripts Database (シナリオデータベース)
Background:
  • Based on bibliographic information on approximately 40,000 film and drama scripts in the collection of Waseda University's Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum that had been deposited at the ARC from 1997 to 2002.
  • Mainly film and drama scripts of the early days of television from the 1940s to the beginning of the Heisei era (1989).
What's Next:
  • The ARC is going to expand this database bydigitizing the contents of around 4000 of these scripts that have been left at the ARC as duplicates, for the purpose of research only.
  • With a basis for new research opportunities being provided, researchers will be able to analyze, compare and contrast the contents of popular Japanese film and drama scripts, which have not been digitally available before, using AI technology.
To steadily enrich our database, we are more than happy to hear from you if you would like to contribute to our database with your script.
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 18:00-18:45
75th International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
"Some Thoughts on 『改正絵入南都名所記 (Kaisei e iri Nanto meishoki)』--Regarding the Characteristics and Sources of its Illustrations"
Speaker: Mr. Nozomu ATAKA (Ph.D. Candidate, Digital Humanities for Arts and Cultures, Graduate School of Letters, Ritsumeikan University)
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 18:00-19:30
76th International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
"Thoughts on Edo-period book design"
Speaker: Dr. Ellis TINIOS (Honorary Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK)
Previous Issues:
Summer Newsletter 2020
Spring Newsletter 2020
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2020年7月15日(水)

Summer Newsletter 2020

With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) last year, the Art Research Center strives to push internationalization of research activities that transcends disciplines and geographic boundaries.
Warm greetings from Ritsumeikan University's Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto:

NEWS

Important Notice: Temporary Closure of the Art Research Center for Visitors effective from April 8, 2020.
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Art Research Center has been closed for visitors since April 8.
The Art Research Center (ARC) launches The Gion Festival Digital Museum 2020: The Past, Present, and Future of the Gion Festival
On July 1, 2020, The Gion Festival Digital Museum 2020: The Past, Present, and Future of the Gion Festival has been launched.
Due to the coronavirus, the Gion Festival in Kyoto, celebrated for more than 1,100 years, is taking place on a much smaller scale this year. To provide an opportunity to learn about this festival despite the situation, the ARC has published its research online so people around the world can virtually experience this festival.
read more >>
go to The Gion Festival Digital Museum 2020 >>
In this context, the ARC is holding a web round table from the Nagae Family Residence on July 19, 2020 at 15:00 JST. Topic: Effectivity and Possibility of Digital Archives for Local Communities from a Digital Humanities Point of View. read more>>
The ARC-iJAC co-hosted the 2020 Annual Conference of the Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS) on June 27 and 28
As part of this year's conference, held online due to the coronavirus, the ARC-iJAC hosted a symposium on 「芸術文化資源デジタル・アーカイブの国際的共同利用 -- オンライン環境での知的生産システムとそのツール」 (The International Joint Usage of Digital Archives for Arts and Cultural Resources: Intelligent Production Systems and their Tools in an Online Environment).
In supporting the activities of the Japan Art Documentation Society (JADS), the ARC-iJAC aims to contribute to the establishment of an online knowledge cycle for arts and cultural resources.
An Interview with Prof. Koichi Hosoi, Director of the ARC
Prof. Hosoi talks about recent updates in digital game research at Ritsumeikan, since having successfully expanded the "Game Archive"-project over the last two decades. Furthermore, he explains the internationalization efforts of the ARC-iJAC and the importance of virtual education and gamification in light of the pandemic. read more >>
The ARC-iJAC welcomed Prof. Dr. Michael Kinski (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) as a guest speaker for the 71st International ARC Seminar
Prof. Dr. Kinski is a specialist in Japanese Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany and gave a presentation on "ドイツにおけるデジタル・ヒューマニティーズ。日本学を例として (Digital Humanities in Germany. Japanese Studies and Beyond)".
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Prof. Dr. Kinski for being our guest speaker.
Download seminar handout (free) >>
Now open to accept author registrations for the bulletin Art Research, Vol. 21
The 21st volume of the ARC's annual bulletin Art Research is scheduled for publication in mid-March 2021.
We are now accepting applications to register as an author to contribute to this bulletin. read more >>
Upcoming Events
Sunday, July 19, 2020 15:00-16:30 (scheduled) 
The Gion Festival Digital Museum Round Table
Live from the Nagae Family Residence

"Effectivity and Possibility of Digital Archives for Local Communities from a Digital Humanities Point of View"

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 18:00-19:30
73rd International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
"Digitizing Borobudur: A Perspective on Technological Co-Production"
Speaker: Fadjar I. Thufail (Senior Researcher, Research Center for Area Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
Access link to be announced on the website
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2020年5月20日(水)

With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) last year, the Art Research Center strives to push internationalization of research activities that transcends disciplines and geographic boundaries.
Warm greetings from Ritsumeikan University's Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto:
NEWS
Important Notice: Temporary Closure of the Art Research Center for Visitors effective from April 8 to May 31.
Due to the state emergency declaration by the Japanese government amid the coronavirus spread, the ARC will unfortunately be closed for visitors during this period of time.
Ritsumeikan University signs Research Cooperation Agreement with the UC Berkeley
On February 25, 2020, Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley, held an event commemorating the conclusion of signing a research cooperation agreement.
For almost 15 years, a research team of the ARC has been steadily expanding their partnership with the UC Berkeley in the field of digital archiving. read more >>
Interview with Prof. Ryo Akama featured in AERA magazine
An interview with Professor Ryo Akama of the Art Research Center on his research "An Online System for Transcribing Pre-Modern Japanese Cursive Characters with AI Assistance" has been featured in AERA magazine.
FY 2020 International Joint Research Projects announced
With establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) last year, the Art Research Center is pleased to announce the International Joint Research Projects of the fiscal year 2020.
Upcoming Events

We regret to inform that all scheduled events are temporarily put on hold until further notice due to the coronavirus.
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