August 28, 2011

Photographing of Japanese ceramics at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden


Starting from today until September 1, I will be photographing the Japanese ceramics collection at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden for digital archiving purposes.

–Maezaki, PD

August 26, 2011

Presentations at EAJS conference held in Estonia (2)

A continuation from yesterday.

Panel: Shunga in its social and cultural context II


Aki Ishigami

“How did Nishikawa Sukenobu’s Shunpon Depict Various Castes?: A Case Study of Iro hiinagata”

August 25, 2011

Presentations at EAJS conference held in Estonia (1)

Members of the Japanese Culture Research Group presented on their research at the International

Conference of the EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies), held this year in Tallinn,
the capital of Estonia.
Panel: Rethinking the development of style in Japanese art – Tools and Materials as Catalysts
Monika Bincsik
“A touch of gold – screens, calligraphy paper and the decorative arts: Identifying styles and the technical development of metal leaf and powder application”
Shin’ya Maezaki
“Weaving bamboo into the history of Japanese art: The present stage of Japanese bamboo art research”
–Maezaki, PD

August 4, 2011

"Shunga Books and Prints in Context" Web Exhibition

We have launched a new exhibition entitled “Shunga Books and Prints in Context,” which can be viewed at the following site:


–Ishigami, PD