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The Society

The Society for Japanse Art currently has about 550 members in 24 countries, including prominent museums and institutions. Individual members include collectors of Japanese art, art dealers, individuals with a general interest in Japanese art, and academics specialising in various aspects of Japanese art.


Society for Japanese Art membership

  • offers two issues annually of our English-language journal Andon 
  • free access to our on-line back issues via membership login
  • regular email Newsletter 
  • through our website and various social media accounts, the SJA reaches out to members all over the world, not only to provide information, but also to create an incentive for interaction and dialogue
  • SJA members are cordially invited to participate in all lectures, workshops and conferences organized and/or hosted by the SJA
  • SJA members are entitled to a special 25% discount on Hotei Publishing titles, volumes from the Japanse Visual Culture and Photography in Asia book series, and a selection of non-series titles on Japanese art published by Brill Publishers


Payment for your membership

Memberships runs from January 1st to December 31th.

There are two options.

  1. You can start your membership immediately. After payment has been confirmed you are will receive the spring and autumn issues of our journal Andon published this year. The secretary will send a password so that you can access online all back issues of Andon. You will also receive our newsletters and you can participate in the activities organized by the society. Complete the registration form below for this option.
  2. You can start your membership next year. Your name, address and preferences will be filed and you will receive an invoice in January next year. For this option, use the registration form without payment.


Note: if you want to start your membership immediately, but prefer to receive a paper or email invoice, use use the registration form without payment.


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* For a partner membership it is required that the partner lives at the same address. A partner member has the same rights as a member, but does not receive a hard copy of Andon. Invoices are sent to one member.
** For a student membership, a scan of a recent student ID is required.

Personal information (* Mandatory information)

Institutes of a university, departments of a museum, libraries, publishers, and other organizations should register as institutes.

Institute/Affiliation information

Address to which the journal Andon should be sent

For partner memberships only

Please provide the name of the partner that is already a member of SJA and is registered under the same address

Student membership

In order to obtain a student membership, a scan of a recent student ID is required. Please contact the secretary if this is not possible.
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Additional information

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Fields of interest


Payment for your membership

Please note that memberships runs from January 1st to December 31th. Your membership is automatically renewed unless a request for termination is received before December 31st. For termination of membership, please contact the secretary.


The SJA membership needs to be paid online through IDEAL, PayPal or Credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD). If you prefer to receive a paper or email invoice please, indicate above to pay later and ask the secretary to start your membership directly.

After clicking the submit button below, you will be forwarded to our payment provider Mollie.

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