25 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.
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
Surimono: Art & Poetry
Ronin Gallery (New York) offers an online exhibition of Surimono, a blend of ukiyo-e with the art of poetry. During the Edo period, poetry societies and prosperous patrons commissioned these deluxe, limited-edition woodblock prints to mark special occasions such as the New Year or poetry competitions. Printed on the finest handmade papers, surimono were often inscribed with a light verse or clever aphorism and lavishly embellished with gold, silver, bronze, mica, embossing and burnishing. This collection includes both early Edo-period surimono as well as Meiji-period editions.
Go to the webite of Ronin Gallery
15-18 March 2021, 8:00 AM -12:20 PM CET
Introduction to Premodern Japanese Books for Art Historical Research and Japanese Studies, with Sasaki Takahiro (Institute of Oriental Classics, Keio University)
Hosted by The Institute of East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University.
The seminar will be held in Japanese. Intermediary level Japanese language skills are thus needed, though no other prior knowledge of the topic is necessary.
Prior registration is necessary. To register your participation, please contact Emma Shuhui Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org