Daan has been at the forefront of a joint research project with the ARC to digitize the Japan Collection of the Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden), part of the National Museum of World Cultures.
He explains how the database, comprised of the collection of P. F. von Siebold, amongst others, significantly facilitates the accessibility to the artworks for the Japanese-speaking audience. >>Read the interview. >>Access the database.
A variety of cultural resources related to the festival are showcased based on the spatiotemporal information that Prof. Keiji Yano (ARC Deputy Director) and his team digitally archived. Experience the charm and history of the festival virtually! >>Read more.
Prof. Yoshio Nakatani, Chancellor of the Ritsumeikan Trust,expressed that the symposium, held under the theme Japan-China Cultural Exchange and New Coordinates for the Humanities, is an excellent opportunity to promote research, academic exchange, and friendship with Tsinghua University and Chinese scholars. >>Read more
Prof. Ryo Akama explained how to master the skill of digital archiving with Japanese hanging scrolls as a practical example. The first of a bilingual video series, the workshop served as a prototype for online training in various skills and methods of digital archiving Japanese artworks. >>Read more.
Entrusted with the restoration of a set of five Shuten-doji picture scrolls that had escaped the fires of WW II and returned to Kyoto after 130 years, the ARC started a crowdfunding project two years ago for the third volume which depicts the most dramatic scenes of the folktale but was particularly damaged and considered difficult to restore. Thanks to a great number of supporters, we have been able to beautifully revive this picture scroll. >>Read more.
July 30 (Fri), 13:00-17:05 & July 31 (Sat), 2021, 10:00-16:40 (JST) ARC Days 2021