Lectures, Workshops & Symposia

Lectures, Workshops & Symposia

Do you want to submit a lecture, workshop or symposium? Send an email to: sunshinesas@kpnplanet.nl.



Webinar Series
22 February 2021

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’s Kasuri
The Centre for Culture and Development – Netherlands (CDD-NL) presents ‘Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’s Kasuri’, a webinar series in three parts which brings to life the history, cultural impact and sustainable future of the weaving tradition. From kimono to wallets, the traditional Kasuri fabric has stood the test of time. The first edition of the series was scheduled on November 26nd 2020. De next webinars are scheduled on February 25th and March 18th 2021.
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Online Seminar
Available until 31 January 2021

ARC Seminar "Tsuda Seifu's beginnings as a Kyoto design artist"
On 2 December 2020, the Art Research Centre (ARC), part of the Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, has held it's 78th International ARC (online) Seminar "Tsuda Seifu's beginnings as a Kyoto design artist". The Seminar is now available on YouTube, until 31 January 2021.
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Online Symposium
6-18 February 2021 (sessions take place on 5 event days)
Repositioning Japan in the First Global Age (1500-1700)
Kyushu University & Yale University Organize a Five Day International Symposium “Repositioning Japan in the First Global Age (1500-1700)”.
This international symposium explores Japan’s role in the “First Global Age” through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary investigation of its cultural, material, and intellectual production from about 1500 to 1700.
Sessions on five event days: February 6th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th, 2021 (all dates are in Japanese Time). Information about pre-registration and participation via Zoom will be distributed around mid-January.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Anton Schweizer schweizer@lit.kyushu-u.ac.jp
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Lecture Series
20 January 2021-7 April 2020
Lecture Series Japanese art and history (in Dutch only)
Buddhist tempels, Samurai culture, prints, Yoko Ono: get to know Japanese art and culture in this beautiful series of 8 Lectures (held in January to April) organized by The Vrije Academie.
Go to the Vrije Academie website

Lark Mason and Eric Zetterquist discuss a large Ko-Kutani plate
On the website of Asia Week New York you can watch the video about the Ko-Kutani plate, dating from the second half of the 17th Century in Japan.
Watch the video here


Short lecture by Mara Lagerweij (Rijksmuseum) about a 17th Century lacquer box (in Dutch)
In ‘Rijksmuseum lunchdates’ one of the experts from the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) gives a short lecture about one object from the collection. On 13 January 2021 Mara Lagerweij, provenance researcher, held a lecture on a 17th Century Japanese lacquer box from the Koami workshop, and the path this box has travelled through the centuries.
Watch the video here, with password: Vrienden2021





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