Fake Kyosai

Save the date: Fake or Genuine

We hope to see you on the 21st of January 2024 during the Fake or Genuine workshop and the New Year's reception!

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Hawk on Plum Blossom Branch, 19th century, painted by...

SAVE THE DATE: Fake or Genuine seminar & New Year's reception

On Sunday January 21 the SJA will organize ‘Fake or Genuine: issues of authenticity in Japanese painting,’ a one-day seminar and workshop during which we shall look into the issue of authenticity: how can we distinguish forgeries from genuine works? 

Various examples of genuine and fake paintings will be presented, with hands-on examinations of a selection of paintings of various genres (Ukiyo-e, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijō, Nihonga) and lectures by experts in the field.

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...Kawanabe Kyōsai?

The list of speakers has grown!

  • Rosina Buckland will talk about the Meiji period bunjinga artist Taki Katei
  • Matthi Forrer will discuss funpon from Katsushika Hokusai's studio
  • Julie Nelson Davis will give a presentation titled "Utamaro and the Case of the Snow, Moon and Flowers (Setsugekka) Paintings"
  • Oikawa Shigeru will show us a Kawanabe Kyōsai fake from his own collection
  • Following the presentations, we will present a number of fake and/or genuine paintings in the room and discuss their authenticity together.

Registration will be possible through an online form, to be posted soon. There will be a small entry fee, which also includes lunch and coffee/tea.

The seminar and workshop will be followed by drinks and bites to celebrate the SJA New Year's reception (free access to all members).

The full programme and instructions on how to register will be announced soon, stay tuned!