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2019
○ 2019 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: MIYASHITA Kikurô and HIRAI Shôichi
Date/time: March 16 (Sat.), 2019, starts at 13:30
Location: Classroom E402, 4F, Bldg. 5, Senriyama Campus, Kansai University
Access: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/about_ku/location_senri.html
Campus Map: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/about_ku/senri_map.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“A Study of Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s Heroes of the Suikoden Prints and Chinese paintings”
WU Songlin (Kobe University)
“Gold and Silver Underpaintings in the Inadome School of Gun Shooting Manual
IZUMI Mari (The Museum Yamato Bunkakan)

(15/2/2019 update)
○ The 72nd JAHS General Assembly
Date/time: Dates: May 17 (Fri.)–19 (Sun.), 2019
Location: Matsugasaki Campus, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Access: https://www.kit.ac.jp/en/location/
For further information,
Organizing institution: Kyoto Institute of Technology
General Meeting Organizing Committee:
Museum Studies/Art History Studies Department,
Design and Architecture Division, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Tel: 075-724-7924 (Art History Museum Office)
E-mail: bijutsushi.taikai72@gmail.com
Program (Japanese only):
  coming soon
(All presentations will be in Japanese only.)

(15/2/2019 update)

○ 2019 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: MASUDA Tomoyuki
Date/time: January 26 (Sat.), 2019, starts at 14:00
Location: Art Studio, 2nd Floor, Building 39, Toyama Campus, Waseda University
Access: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/access
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“The ‘Nohmen-no-zu’ in the Imperial Household Agency Archives: A Consideration in Terms of Connections with the Sagi School of Kyogen”
OHTANI Yuki (Waseda University)
  “Tosa Yukihiro’s Portrait of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu at Rokuonji: Analysis of Its Ashikaga Yoshimochi Inscription and Its Display at Buddhist Rituals”
    KAYABA Mayumi (Waseda University)
  “La représentation de l’énergie nucléaire dans l’exposition The Family of Man
    TSUCHIYAMA Yoko (Waseda University)

(29/12/2018 update)
○ 2019 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: KYÔTANI Yoshinori and SASAKI Moriyoshi
Date/time: January 26 (Sat.), 2019, starts at 13:30
Location: Nishijin Plaza, Kyushu University
Access: http://nishijinplaza.kyushu-u.ac.jp/english/index.php
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Heron among Willows and Flock of Birds: A Consideration of Goshun’s Intentions”
NIGATAGOSHI Hiroki (Kyoto University)
“Xia Gui’s Eight Views of the Xiao-Xiang and Muromachi Period Ink Paintings: Various Issues Regarding Chinese Paintings in the Ashikaga Shogunal Family Collection as Benchmark Works”
HATA Yasunori (Kyushu National Museum)

(29/12/2018 update)
 2018
○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division General Meeting
The JAHS Eastern Division will hold the following symposium in conjunction with the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum. We look forward to seeing you there.
Chairman: ARAKAWA Masaaki
Symposium: New Views on the History of Early Meiji Period Decorative Arts
Date/time: December 8, 2018 (Sun.), 13:00 – 16:00 (exhibition open 9:30 – 16:30)
Location: Basement Lecture Hall, Main Building, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum
Access: See maps at http://www.pref.aichi.jp/touji/english/index.html
Audience: Limited to 200 people, open to the general public
Organized by: JAHS and the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum
Program: Reception opens at 12:30, program begins at 13:00

Symposium Overview by ARAKAWA Masaaki (Gakushuin University)
“The Current State of Early Meiji Period Decorative Arts History Research and Relevant Issues“

Report 1
“Seto Underglaze Blue Porcelain and Ôide Tôkô“
NAKANO Yasuhiro (Formerly Deputy Director, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum)

Report 2
“Export Ceramics and Design: The Morimura Gumi and Old Noritake Albums as Examples“
MORIYA Miho (Adjunct Lecturer, Jissen Women's University)

Report 3
“Differences between Meiji Painting and Decorative Art Designs: Ôkura Magobei as an Example“
TSUNODA Takuro (Curator, Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Cultural History)
How to attend the symposium: If you would like to attend the symposium, the reception desk in front of the Basement Lecture Hall, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum will open at 12:30. Please bring your symposium announcement with you, either in paper or on your smart phone.
How to view the exhibition: Thanks to the generosity of the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, JAHS members will be admitted to the concurrent Seto, Hongyo and Shinse ware: Lasting Ceramic Industry in Edo Period exhibition at the Museum from 9:30 to 16:30 on the day of the symposium. Please pick up a Discount Viewing Ticket from a museum staff member in the Museum’s 1st Floor Lobby.
For details, please see: https://www.pref.aichi.jp/touji/exhibition/2018/t_honshin/index.html

(4/12/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: SUGA Miho
Date/time: November 24 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 14:00
Location: Lecture Hall No. 2, 1st Floor, Main Building, Fine Arts Campus, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts
Access: https://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ueno_map_guide_en_dl2018.pdf
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Ludovico Carracci’s Fortitude and Temperance: An Iconographic Interpretation”
YAMAMOTO Itsuki (Tokyo University of the Arts)
  “Transitions in and Stylized Depictions of the Tōshō Daigongen Image”
    URAKI Kenji (Seikado Bunko Art Museum)

(24/10/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: OKADA Hiroshige and INAMOTO Yasuo
Date/time: Date/Time: September 15 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 13:30
Location: Large Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, Main Bldg. (Graduate School of Letters), Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Access: https://www.let.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/access
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Francis Picabia’s ‘Transparencies’: His Image Sources”
TAKEHANA Aiko (Osaka University)
“A Reconsideration of Botticelli’s Del Lama Altarpiece
EJIRI Ikuyo (Kyoto University)

(7/10/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
(combined with the July meeting, which was postponed due to typhoon weather conditions)
Chairs: AIZAWA Masahiko and NAITÔ Masato
Date/time: Date/Time: September 22 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 14:00
Location: Room 441, 4F, South School Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
Access: https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/mita.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Portraits by Kanô Motonobu and his Students: In Terms of their Connection with the Hosokawa Family”
IKEDA Fumi (Suntory Museum of Art)
Gathering of Daoist Immortals by Soga Shôhaku and the Joshi and Tanabata Seasonal Festivals: Reasons for his Selection of the Eight Immortals and its Purpose”
HARUKI Shoko (Edo-Tokyo Museum)
  “Tribal Carpet Collections in Japan: A Comparison with European and American Collections”
    KAMADA Yumiko (Keio University)

(29/8/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: HIRAKAWA Kayo and SUGAWARA Mayumi
Date/time: Date/Time: September 15 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 13:30
Location: No. 3 Lecture Hall, Faculty of Letters, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University
Access: https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/main-campus-map.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
The Massacre of the Innocents by Poussin (Musée Condé, Chantilly): A Consideration of Its Production Based on Aretino’s Texts”
KURAMOCHI Miki (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Naniwa Hyakkei: Focusing on the Artist’s Study of Utagawa Hiroshige”
SUGAWARA Mayumi (Osaka City University)

(28/8/2018 update)

○ 2018 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: SASAKI Moritoshi, FUJIOKA Yutaka
Date/time: July 21 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 13:30
Location: No. 12 Lecture Hall, 1F, Faculty of Letters, Law and Economics Bldg. 1, Tsushima Campus, Okayama University
Access:
https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/up_load_files/freetext/en__Tsushima_Campus/file/map_tsushima.pdf
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Material and Technical Innovation in Sanuki Lacquer Art: A Study of Joshin Isoi’s Artworks Presented in Japanese Government Exhibitions”
SASAKI Chihiro (Kanazawa College of Art)
“Grattage by Pablo Picasso: Transparency and Tactility in the Layers of his Painting”
TAKAOKA Chikako (Ohara Museum of Art)

(22/6/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: AIZAWA Masahiko
Date/time: July 28 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 14:00
Location: Classroom 321, No. 3 Bldg, Seijo University
Access: http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/about/contact/access.html
Campus Map: http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/about/contact/campus.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Portraits by Kanô Motonobu and his Students: In Terms of their Connection with the Hosokawa Family”
IKEDA Fumi (Suntory Museum of Art)
Gathering of Daoist Immortals by Soga Shôhaku and the Joshi and Tanabata Seasonal Festivals: Reasons for his Selection of the Eight Immortals and its Purpose”
HARUKI Shoko (Edo-Tokyo Museum)

(21/6/2018 update)
○ Sahoko Tsuji Memorial Lecture Series ―Sixth Lecture
Cézanne : l'Événement
—Denis Coutagne (Président de la Société Cézanne, ancien directeur du musée des beaux-arts de Besançon et du musée Granet d’Aix-en-Provence)

*Lecture is delivered in French with consecutive interpretation into Japanese.


Date/time: 1 December 2018 (Sat.), 15:00 – 18:00
Location: First Floor Lecture Hall, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Access: http://www.momak.go.jp/English/directions.html
Organizer: Japan Art History Society
Further information, please contact:
Kyoto Institute of Technology, Faculty of Design and Architecture
E-mail: t-nagai@kit.ac.jp

(14/6/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Western Division General Meeting
The JAHS Western Division will hold the following symposium in conjunction with the Ryukoku Museum-Ryukoku University. No prior application is required for attendance.
Chairman: ISHIKAWA Tomohiko
Symposium: Visualizations of Founder’s Life and Ritual Space
Date/time: April 28, 2018 (Sat.), 13:30 - 17:00
Location: 3F Hall, Seiwakan, Omiya Campus, Ryukoku University (5 minute walk to the southwest of Ryukoku Museum)
Access: See maps at
http://www.ryukoku.ac.jp/english2/about/access/omiya.html
Audience: Limited to 200 (including JAHS members)
Organized by: JAHS and Ryukoku Museum-Ryukoku University
Program: 13:30–13:40 Opening Messages
IRISAWA Takashi (President, Ryukoku University) and NEDACHI Kensuke (JAHS Western Division representative)

13:40–13:45 Symposium Overview
IWAI Shumpei (Associate Curator, Ryukoku Museum)

13:45–14:30 Keynote Lecture
“Ceremonies Honoring Shakyamuni and the Ritual Space”
NISHITANI Isao (Curator, Museum of Sennyuji Temple)

14:50–15:10 Report 1
“Imaging the Life of Christ: From Topographic Reproduction to Visualisation”
OHNO Yoko (Associate Professor, Gunma Prefectural Women’s University)

15:10–15:30 Report 2
“The Formation of Biographies of the Buddha and Narrative Art”
OKAMOTO Kensuke (Associate Professor, Ryukoku University)

15:30–15:50 Report 3
“Narrative Art of Shakyamuni’s Life before Tang Period in China”
TANAKA Ken’ichi (Senior Specialist (Fine Arts), Agency for Cultural Affairs)

15:50–16:10 Report 4
“Buddhist Service of Parinirvana and Chant Composed of Four Formulas”
MORIZANE Kumiko (Curator, Kyushu National Museum)

16:30–17:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: IWAI Shumpei
Panelists: Five speakers

Master of Ceremonies: ISHIKAWA Tomohiko (Curator, Ryukoku Museum)
How to attend the symposium:
If a JAHS member, please bring your symposium announcement to the venue. The symposium is also open to the general public, and admission will be on a first-come, first-in basis. The entrance will be closed when audience size limits are reached. JAHS members may also present their symposium announcements to gain entrance to the exhibition at the Ryukoku Museum. Please be aware that the Museum and symposium venue are in different locations.
For further information, please contact:
JAHS Western Division Office:
E-mail: gakkaiwest@gmail.com
Art History Office, Faculty of Letters, Osaka University
1-5, Machikaneyamachô, Toyonaka-shi, Osaka-fu 562-8532

Ryukoku Museum, Ryukoku University
Horikawa-dori shomen sagaru (Nishi-Honganji mae), Simogyo-ku, Kyoto-fu 600-8268
Tel: 075-351-2500

(23/4/2018 update)
○ The 71st JAHS General Assembly
Date/time: Dates: May 18 (Fri.)–20 (Sun.), 2018
Location: Tohoku University
Access: https://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/about/map_directions.html
Program (Japanese only):
   Click Here  【 Day 1  Day 2  Day 3 All Days
( All presentations will be in Japanese only.)

○ Sahoko Tsuji Memorial Lecture Series ―Fifth Lecture
The Art of Containment: On Vessels and Vases in a Transcultural Perspective
—Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz/Max-Planck Institut, Florence, Italy)

* Lecture is delivered in English with consecutive interpretation into Japanese.
Date/time: 28 April 2018 (Sat.), 14:00 – 16:00 (doors open at 13:30)
Location: 3rd Auditorium, Fist Floor, International Academic Research Building, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Access: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400027115.pdf
Campus: click
Organizer: Japan Art History Society
Further information, please contact:
JAHS Staff, Mainichi Academic Forum
Palace Side Building, 9F, Hitotsubashi 1-1-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0003
Tel: 03-6267-4550
FAX: 03-6267-4555
E-mail: maf-jahs@mynavi.jp

(6/4/2018 update)

○ 2018 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: KAWAKAMI Shigeki and MASUKI Ryusuke
Date/time: March 17 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 13:30
Location: Room B132, Faculty of Letters & Graduate School of Humanities, Building B,
Rokkodai Campus 2, Kobe University
Access:http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/campuslife/campus_guide/campus/rokkodai2.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Aodo Denzen and European Prints”
SAKAMOTO Atsushi (Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art)
“Seventeenth Century Kanô School Paintings Depicting the Sacred Beast ‘Hakutaku’”
OKABE Misako (Kansai University)

(28/2/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: SATÔ Yasuhiro
Date/time: March 24 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 14:00
Location: First Floor Large Classroom 3, International Academic Research Building, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Access: http://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/GraSPP-affiliated-building-placement-map-20170912-1.pdf
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Representations of ‘Otani’ in the Illustrated Biography of Priest Kakunyo (Bokie): The People and Religious Spaces of Early Period Hongwanji”
IKEDA Shinobu (Chiba University) and OZAWA Asae (Tokai University)
“The Exegetical Meaning of Nicolas Poussin’s Christ Healing the Blind (The Blind of Jericho) (Musée du Louvre)”
MOCHIZUKI Noriko (Keio University)
  “A Study of Tower of the Sun: The influence of Mircea Eliade”
    SASAKI Hidenori (Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki)

(21/2/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Museum Committee Symposium
The Current State and Future Prospects of University Museums
Date/time: February 17 (Sat.), 2018, 14:00–16:30 (venue opens at 13:30)
Location: Classroom 102, F Building, Nishinomiya Uegahara Campus, Kwansei Gakuin University
Uegahara Ichibanchô 1-155, Nishinomiya, Hyogo
Access: https://global.kwansei.ac.jp/about/about_203240.html
With the support of (TBC): The Japanese Council of Art Museums, Japan Association for Arts Management, The Association for the Study of Cultural Resources
* Symposium is open to the general public.
Overview: The Scholarly Materials Department, the Academic Council of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture presented a mid-term report titled “Regarding the Establishment of University Museums” in January 1998. Now, twenty years later, university museum establishment is advancing, resulting in an increased number of museums that are unique due to their positioning within universities. Thus said, however, the scale of such museums differs and there are quite a few such museums whose budgetary limitations hinder their operations. To ameliorate such conditions, in recent years university museums have joined together to enrich their activities.
This symposium will provide an understanding of the current and recent state of university museums, and examine what issues and hopes are involved in working in conjunction, while also considering how these museums can work in tandem with JAHS.
Program: 14:00–14:05 Message
NEDACHI Kensuke (Western Division representative, JAHS)

14:05–14:10 Symposium Overview/Proceedings
KAWAKAMI Shigeki (Director, University Museum, Kwansei Gakuin University)

14:10–14:30 Report 1
“University Museums and Diversity: Opening collections, staff and venues”
HOMMA Yu (Staff, Keio University Art Center)

14:30–14:50 Report 2
“What Occurs in Exhibitions Co-organized by University Museums and Private Museums”
YAMAMORI Yayoi (Guest Researcher, Kosetsu Memorial Archives, Jissen Women’s University)

14:50–15:10 Report 3
“Activities of the University Museum Association of Kyoto: With an introduction of the international forum held in Taiwan”
NAMIKI Seishi, (Director, Kyoto Institute of Technology Museum and Archives)

15:10–15:30 Report 4
“The Workings of the University Museum Network of Kansai as Seen from an Administration Standpoint”
ISHIDATE Yaoko (Chief administrator and curator, Kansai University Museum)

15:40-16:30 Discussion and Question/Answer Session
For further information, please contact: JAHS Staff, Mainichi Academic Forum
Tel: 03-6267-4550
FAX: 03-6267-4555
E-mail: jahs@univcoop.or.jp

(21/2/2018 update)
 ○ 2018 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: MASUDA Tomoyuki
Date/time: January 27 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 14:00
Location: Classroom 2206 (Art Practicum Room), Building No. 39,
Toyama Campus, Waseda University
Access: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/access/toyama-campus
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“The Use of Perspective in Giovanni Bellini’s San Zaccaria Altarpiece
KITA Ikumi (Kanazawa University)
“Rediscovering the Shin-hanga Artist Elizabeth Keith: Identifying Her Style that Transcended the East-West Cultural Divide”
NAGATANI Yuko (Keio University)

(16/1/2018 update)
○ 2018 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: IDE Seinosuke and NAKATANI Nobuo
Date/time: January 20 (Sat.), 2018, starts at 13:30
Location: School of Letters Meeting Room (4th Floor, School of Letters Building), Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Access:http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/campus/hakozaki/
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
“Sesshû Tôyô’s Fan-shaped Paintings in Ancient Chinese Styles
EGAITSU Michihiko (Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum)
“The Chinese Art Market and Art History Research in the 1920s: An Analysis of Omura Seigai’s China Trip Diaries”
GOTO Ryoko (Independent scholar)

(16/1/2018 update)

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