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June 24, 2011

Lecture at Hosei University

This is an entry posted by Princess Akiko of Mikasa, a Postdoctoral Fellow.

I delivered a lecture at the regular lecture meeting held on June 24th at Hosei University for “Research and Evaluation of Japanese Buddhist Objects in European Museums,” a project by Hosei University Institute for International Japanese Studies, funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Grant for “Japan Studies Based on International Collaboration” in fiscal year 2010.

“Japanese Arts that Decorated the British Museum: Focusing on the Cultural Exchanges between Japan and England during the Meiji Period”

This lecture is scheduled to be published by the end of the fiscal year.

June 18, 2011

Research Presentations at the Japanese Migration Workshop

This is an entry posted by Princess Akiko of Mikasa, a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Maezaki of the Japanese Culture Group and Yamamoto and Princess Akiko of the Kyoto Culture Group delivered research presentations at the June workshop held on May 18th for “Forced Removal, Incarceration, and Repatriation of the Overseas Japanese during World War II and the Post-War Reconstruction of the Japanese Society,” an R-GIRO Project at Ritsumeikan University.


“International Exchanges in Modern Times Mediated through Japanese Arts” at the Campus Plaza Kyoto

Masako Yamamoto “The Overseas Advance of Japanese Art Dealers”

Princess Akiko of Mikasa “The Japanese who Gathered at the British Museum: From the Standpoint of the Study of Japanese Arts during the Meiji and Taisho Periods”

Shin’ya Maezaki “Modern Ceramic Engineering in Kyoto and Overseas: Focusing on the Overseas Activities of People Involved in Ceramic Engineering”


We had many participants from research fields with which we usually have little contact. This turned the discussion to unexpected directions, and we learned a lot from the experience.


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